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The Anne Arundel County Council will decide by June 15 whether to approve AACC
AACC asks County Council to approve budget proposal

AACC officials last week asked the Anne Arundel County Council to fully fund its proposed budget for the next school year. A week earlier, County Executive Steuart Pittman proposed that the council approve the college’s proposed $120.5 million operating budget, which pays for...

AACC counselor Diane Hallila encourages students to explore their state of mind and to realize that "we
Counselor, students discuss removing mental health stigma

The coordinator of AACC’s free counseling service told students in April that understanding the triggers that send them into depression or anxiety is a first step to getting those problems under control. Diane Hallila, who spoke at a virtual event hosted by the campus chapter...

Students tell Campus Current they want the college to require  students and staff to take the COVID-19  vaccine before they come to campus in the fall.
Students favor mandatory vaccine for return to campus

AACC students said in April the college should require everyone who comes onto campus in the fall to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. In an informal poll of 29 students, 19 told Campus Current AACC should require full vaccinations for returning students, professors...

President Joe Biden proposes two years of tuition-free community college.
AACC students support Biden plan for free community college

AACC students said last week they support President Joe Biden’s plan for tuition-free community college. During his first address to Congress on April 28, Biden pitched his American Families Plan, which asks Congress for $109 billion to make two years of community college free...

English professor Candice Mayhill joined four other writers to read essays they published in "Deep Beauty." The book
Writers read essays about finding beauty amid chaos

It’s possible to find beauty and happiness, even during chaotic times, six writers agreed in April as they shared essays about their search for happiness during the past year. The virtual event, hosted by Writers Reading @ AACC, featured a panel of writers who shared essays for...

Outgoing Student Government Association  President Ryan Kim says the incoming executive vice president will temporarily take his place until a candidate for the top slot comes forward.
5 students run for SGA seats--but none for president

No candidates are running for Student Government Association president for the next school year. The SGA last month invited students to register to run for election to fill positions that this year’s officeholders will leave vacant at the end of the semester. Those roles...

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Campus Current is SGA Club of the Year

The Student Government Association named AACC’s student newspaper, Campus Current, Club of the Year on Monday. The Club of the Year award is SGA’s highest honor for a student club, Adrianna Russell of Phi Theta Kappa said as she announced the prize at SGA’s Hawaiian-themed...

Students can take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a personality inventory, to help them pursue careers that will make them happy.
Adviser: Choose a major that fits your personality

Students could enjoy college and their future careers more if they choose majors and jobs that suit their personalities, an academic adviser told a virtual audience last week. Joan Sturtevant, a career counselor and academic adviser, pointed to some age-old advice from the Chinese...

Nine students shared $50,500 in prize money as winners of the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute
Student entrepreneurs take home $50,500 in seed money

Four students won $10,000 each for their business ideas at the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute’s annual Business Pitch Competition on Thursday. Another five entrepreneurs took home amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for after making two-minute live pitches and presenting...

A speaker from education group Re-Imagining Migration told students that everyone has a "migration story."
Speaker: Prejudice against immigrants stems from fear

An immigration educator told students in April that everyone has a “story of migration.” “The story of migration is a human story,” said Abeer Shinnawi, a program leader at Re-Imagining Migration, a Boston organization that educates students and others about immigration...

Protestors gather outside the Hennepin County Government Center, where former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of killing George Floyd this week. AACC legal studies professors explained the legal aspects of the trial to students during a virtual meeting on Wednesday.
Legal Studies Institute helps students understand Derek Chauvin trial 

Two AACC legal studies professors said Wednesday that students who want to understand the trial of the police officer who killed George Floyd should look at it from a legal perspective, not just an emotional one. “You can’t really understand the trial of [Derek] Chauvin or...

First-year culinary arts student Jordan Foley was one of eight entrepreneurs who showed off a start-up at Hawktrade, a virtual show sponsored by the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute.
Entrepreneurs show off start-ups at Hawktrade

Student and alumni entrepreneurs in April showcased start-ups specializing in feeding veterans, coaching members of the LGBTQ+ community and helping clients build their portfolios. Those businesses and others were part of the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute’s annual Hawktrade...

A panel of five Maryland judges participated in a a Legal Studies Institute forum to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the courts.
MD judges point to backlog of court cases because of pandemic

The pandemic has caused a statewide backlog of court cases, according to five Maryland judges who spoke at an AACC-sponsored forum last week. Sponsored by the college’s Legal Studies Institute, judges who spoke on the virtual Forum on the Judiciary said closed courtrooms over...

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