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Faculty object to new online caps

The number of students the college allows in each online class has increased to 25.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

AACC increased online class sizes to a maximum of 25 this spring, up from 20 in prior semesters. Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin said the change allows more students to take classes rather than sign up for waitlists. But some faculty objected to the higher class sizes, saying professors...

Professor wins MLK Zeitgeist Award for diversity work

Dr. Heather Rellihan recently published a book called “Theory and Praxis.”

Daniel Salomon, Photo Editor

March 2, 2020

Dr. Heather Rellihan walked across the Arnold campus last fall looking at her phone when she noticed an email saying she had won the coveted Martin Luther King Jr. Zeitgeist award. “I was so honored and completely surprised,” Rellihan, AACC’s academic chair for interdisciplinary studies, said....

Nurse gives advice on fighting Coronavirus

Students can sanitize their hands to avoid catching the Coronavirus.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

AACC students can avoid getting the Coronavirus by getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water and regularly washing their hands with soap and water. Beth Mays, a nurse who manages AACC’s Health and Wellness Center, said a focus on cleanliness and eating a well-balanced diet can help stave off...

Gift card emails could be scams

Emails offering gift cards to students could be phishing scams, according to AACC's information securities director.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

AACC’s information securities director is advising students not to accept gift card offers through the campus email, as the senders might steal their credit card information. John Williams said students may fall victim to email phishing schemes, in which fraudsters pose as legitimate companies offering...

Students learn life lessons at 10th annual Black Male Summit

Students talk during the 10th annual Black Male Summit.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2020

African-American students received advice on how to further their careers, overcome hardships and improve their lives at the 10th annual Black Male Summit in CALT 100 on Friday. The event, organized by Reginald Stroble, the assistant director of the Student Achievement and Success Program, featured...

Political science professor speaks on difficulty conducting surveys

Political science professor Dan Nataf spoke about polling difficulty at the first in a series of seminars put on by the Department of Mathematics.

Dacia Sain, Reporter

February 27, 2020

An AACC political science professor spoke to students about the challenges of conducting surveys on Thursday at the first of a series of seminars. Stat Chat is about the uses of technology and data analysis hosted by The Department of Mathematics. Political science professor Dan Nataf was invited...

Tuition to increase by $4 in FY 2021

SGA President Mitchell Santos said the increase may be too much for some students.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

Tuition will increase by $4 per credit hour in the fall, an increase of $48 extra per semester for a full-time student taking 12 credits, coming as part of the college’s proposed $123.6 million budget. The college’s Board of Trustees approved the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2021, which ...

SGA approve new club and events

Mitchell Santos tells fellow SGA members about new events.

Timmy Fitzmaurice, Reporter

February 24, 2020

The Student Government Association approved the Games Club, the Involvement Fair and a faculty and staff celebration on Monday. SGA President Mitchell Santos, who approved the Games Club, said it had approximately twice as many students interested as needed. Santos, a second-year English and psychology...

Artist performs famous Malcolm X speech

Darrick Johnson performs as Malcolm X

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2020

Students learned about the history of Malcolm X on Thursday through an artist’s retelling of his famous “The Ballot or The Bullet” speech. Darrick Johnson performed as Malcolm X for students in Cade 219, reciting an excerpt from the speech followed by a question and answer segment for the audience. Johnson...

Author speaks to English 101 class at AACC

Anthony Moll speaks to English 101 students.

Theorie Beck, Reporter

February 20, 2020

The author of an award winning book gave advice to AACC students and read two excerpts from his book.  Out of Step author Anthony Moll said he did not recommend the joining army.  “I do not think it is a good idea, whatever you're doing it for, whether it be escaping from home or adventuring...

AACC students see documentary on civil rights DC dance movement

Producer of 'Dancing Through The Flames' Beverly Lindsay-Johnson stands with AACC students.

Johannes Haasbroek, Reporter

February 18, 2020

The AACC Black History Month Committee showed a 30 minute documentary on Tuesday called ‘Dancing Through The Flames.’ The documentary depicts the six days of rioting in Washington, DC after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and details the impact the riots and the Civil Rights Movement...

American Institute of Architecture Students holds first meeting of the semester

American Institute of Architecture Students president Armando Martinez introduces the club to new members.

Ally Haslbeck, Reporter

February 17, 2020

AACC’s chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students welcomed new members to become organization leaders in an interest meeting on Monday. AIAS chapter president Armando Martinez said he will graduate in May and would like to see interest in filling his spot. “We are ... introducing...

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