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Approximately 180 classes will have limited number of face-to-face sections on campus next semester. Featured: Dental students in a face-to face class on the Arnold campus in the fall semester.
180 classes to return to campus in spring

Students in approximately 180 classes will have the option to sign up for a limited number of face-to-face sections on campus next semester.  Included in Stage 3 of the Riverhawk Recovery Plan will be on-campus sections of approximately 70 classes in liberal arts; 40 in health...

Engineering chair makes special delivery to online students’ homes
Engineering chair makes special delivery to online students’ homes

When spring break ended with virtual classes in March, the department chair for AACC’s engineering program loaded circuit boards, robot, and tools into her car and drove them to students’ homes.  Professor Elizabeth Baran delivered the 30-pound toolboxes that the students...

“Democracy is not a promise,” says legal studies professor Kymberly Jackson.  "When we look at our democracy, we see something that is constantly being reevaluated and reshaped."
Expert panel explains importance of voting

A panel of election experts in October urged AACC students to vote.  Organized by AACC’s Legal Studies Institute, the Voter Engagement panel featured Special Appeals Court Judge Douglas Nazarian; Maryland Board of Elections Deputy Administrator Nikki Banes Charlson, Vice...

AACC Psychology Student Emily Noble (And Finn)
Student clubs, events move to new Student Development office

AACC this semester permanently moved the Office of Student Engagement to the newly formed Student Development department.   Dean of Student Development Deneen Dangerfield, the former dean of college transitions, oversees the new office. Dangerfield said the restructuring...

Dr. John Bodnar, an adjunct instructor and student at AACC, says he likes talking to younger students about his experience in the military. Shown, Bodnar meets with a representative of the  South Korean Biological Warfare intel office.
On Veterans Day, student vets talk pros, cons of college life

The best way for students to honor their classmates who are veterans might be to listen to their stories. Student veterans told Campus Current in November that most people greet them with, “Thank you for your service,” but a better way would be to take an interest in their...

ESports Club members raised $1,725 in the 24-hour Extra Life gaming event.
ESports Club raises $1,700 for charity

AACC’s ESports Club raised $1,725 for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center during a 24-hour gaming event that took place Saturday through Sunday.  The once-a-semester event, Extra Life, is a live-streamed gaming marathon that raises money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The...

Men’s Basketball guard Mike Cantrell says he has been following last season’s training plan, running laps around his neighborhood and working on his core strength.   
Working out at home keeps student athletes in shape

AACC’s student athletes returned to the practice field week after a long break, but some say they have kept themselves in shape on their own.  “When we met with our coach, he said this situation isn’t something we can control,” Men’s Lacrosse attackman Sam Weisshaar said....

 AACC students
Default rate on federal loans low for AACC students

AACC students default on federal student loans less often than their peers at most other Maryland community colleges, according to an October study.  AACC’s default rate—7.80%—was the second lowest among the 14 Maryland community colleges in the survey. Carroll Community...

Baseball players practice on campus  this week for the first time since the college closed in March.
Student athletes back on practice fields after nearly 8 months

After a nearly eight-month moratorium on sports games and practices, AACC’s athletes ventured back onto campus fields this week to begin training for the spring season. AACC, like all of Maryland’s community colleges, cut its spring season short and canceled the fall season...

Political science professor Dan Nataf says half of the 448 county residents who answered the poll said the pandemic is one of “the most important problems faced by residents.”
Anne Arundel County residents ranks COVID-19 as greatest worry, October survey shows

Anne Arundel County residents ranked COVID-19 as their greatest worry in an October AACC survey about community concerns.  They also named the economy and racism among their top concerns, according to the twice-a-year survey, conducted by political science professor Dan...

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