Campus Current

Campus team to focus on inclusion, fairness

Sarah Noble and Daniel Salomon

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Diversity, News, Showcase

AACC’s Chief Diversity Officer is restarting the college’s diversity committee after a two-year break.  Dr. Deidra Dennie is organizing the committee to meet once a month to promote inclusion, diversity and fairness.   The team is made up of approximately 37 representatives from administration,...

Gov. appoints student trustee

Gov. appoints student trustee

Sarah Noble, Multimedia Editor

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Gov. Larry Hogan in July appointed second-year nursing student Caleb Schaeffer as the student member of AACC’s Board of Trustees trustee for the 2018-2019 school year.    AACC is the only one of Maryland’s 16 community colleges that allows its student trustee to vote.   Schaeffer said he...

County comes up with half of ’19 budget ask

County comes up with half of ’19 budget ask

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus Life, Feature, News

The Anne Arundel County executive in June approved about half of the budget the college requested this year.   The county, which shares funding of the college with the state and student tuitions, agreed to contribute $2.1 million toward AACC’s budget for the new school year—$1.7 million less ...

Fill out FASFA early for best chance at awards

Roxanne Ready, Reporter

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Feature, News

By filling out one form, students can start the process to get money for college from the U.S. government, the state or AACC’s scholarship foundation—or all three.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid—or FAFSA—is a form students can fill out each year to see how much financial ai...

Students can find free, more affordable textbooks

Daniel Salomon, Multimedia Producer

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

College students spend an average of $579 a year on textbooks from campus bookstores, according to the National Association of College Stores. Here are some ways to save money on your textbooks, and in some cases, get them for free.  Shop around and look at all the options for buying textbooks.  Get used textbooks from the bookstore at 25 percent off.  Buy...

SGA president wants increased involvement throughout campus

SGA president wants increased involvement throughout campus

Daniel Salomon, Multimedia Producer

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

The new Student Government Association president said on Aug. 1 he wants to increase student participation in SGA and campus clubs this semester by marketing them better.  President Jacob Smith said he plans to hold more campus events and meet with groups of students to get advice.  At some of the events, Smit...

AACC surveys campus for use of drugs, alcohol

AACC surveys campus for use of drugs, alcohol

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

A drug and alcohol survey the college emailed students last spring will help AACC decide how to begin improving its prevention and treatment resources on campus this fall.  According to Dean of Student Engagement Tiffany Boykin, the college administers the survey every two years, in even years, ...

AACC releases ’17 crime stats

Alex Fregger, Tech Editor

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Crime Log, News, Police

Theft, assault and vandalism decreased across AACC’s four campuses between 2016 and 2017, according to the Department of Public Safety.  However, disorderly conduct increased, according to a report campus police will issue this fall.  “I don’t really see any need at this point to change any...

Drones to take flight at AACC in fall of 2019

Drones to take flight at AACC in fall of 2019

Alex Fregger, Tech Editor

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

AACC will offer 12 non-credit courses this fall that will help qualify students to fly drones.  The college will add credit courses in the future as part of a partnership with Warrenton, Virginia-based Unmanned Aerial Systems Academy, whose Land.Air.Sea Robotics program comes with a new, $2 million colle...

Maryland universities deny cannabis classes

Maryland universities deny cannabis classes

Ashley Sokolowski, Associate Editor

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Photo Feature, Showcase

AACC is in the process of setting up the country’s first college credit certificate to train entry-level workers for jobs in the cannabis industry.   Shad Ewart, chair of the Business Management Department, has proposed a 16-credit program that teaches business students the ins and outs of the ...

Advice from an editor

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2018


Filed under Advice from an editor, Campus Life, Feature

Although AACC doesn’t have dorms, students here can still make it feel like home.   Coming to college for the first time can be an overwhelming adjustment, but making yourself at home is easier than you think.   Student Government Association President Jacob Smith said he entered AACC cur...

Capital shooting victim Wendi Winters profiles AACC student in last article

Capital shooting victim Wendi Winters profiles AACC student in last article

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Feature, News, Photo Feature, Showcase

The digital editor of Campus Current was the subject of the final article a Capital Gazette journalist wrote before she died in a mass shooting in June.    On June 28, 38-year old Maryland resident Jarrod Ramos allegedly fired shots through a glass door and opened fire on the Capital Gazette off...

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