Campus Current

AACC Has A Brand-New Chief Compliance and Fair Practices Officer

Dr. Tiffany Boykin will tackle discrimination on campus that involves race, sex, national origin and disability.

Maia Brown, Reporter

October 22, 2020

AACC’s former dean of student engagement has accepted a job overseeing the college’s handling of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases.  Dr. Tiffany Boykin, the new chief compliance and fair practices officer, will tackle discrimination on campus that involves race, sex, national ...

Hispanic Heritage Month features music, dancing, education

Hispanic Heritage Month features music, dancing, education

Maia Brown, Reporter

October 12, 2020

The final event of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will be on Oct. 15 with a virtual party on Zoom. The campus celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month included musical, dancing and educational events, and ran from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The organizer, Samuel Cordero-Puchales, said...

Black Male Initiative and Coming Out Week coordinators win Equity and Inclusion Champion Award

Coming Out Week and Black Male Initiative coordinators win the annual Equity and Inclusion Champion Award. Featured: Student and faculty marches in Annapolis’s first-ever Pride Parade in June 2019.

Dominic Salacki, Reporter

October 9, 2020

 The college has recognized the coordinators of AACC’s Black Male Initiative and Coming Out Week with its annual Equity and Inclusion Champion Award.  Dr. Richard Otten has been an adjunct instructor of gender and sexuality studies and African-American studies since 2004. He helped ...

New strategic plan to focus on gaps in student achievement

AACC's new strategic plan addresses the achievement gap among minority students.
Shown left to right: former Campus Current editors Amber Nathan, Christina Browning and Christian Richey.

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2020

AACC’s focus for the next four years will involve increasing student graduation rates, particularly among minorities. Dr. Mike Gavin, AACC’s vice president for learning, said the college’s new strategic plan aims to “eradicate achievement gaps” that prevent some students from finishing their...

AACC faculty and students participate in Teach In on racial equality

Vice President of learning Mike Gavin says the Teach In happened as a result of the work done by  Anthea Butler and Kevin Gannon.

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2020

Faculty and students participated informal lectures and discussions about racial equality Tuesday and Wednesday during a Teach In designed to prompt the dialogue.  Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin asked the campus community to participate in the Teach In, which is part of a national movement starte...

AACC Board of Trustees gets 1st Hispanic member

Brig. Gen. Irene Zoppi Rodriguez is the first Hispanic member of AACC's Board of Trustees.

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2020

A U.S. Army Reserve general became the first Hispanic member of AACC's Board of Trustees in July. Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Brig. Gen. Irene M. Zoppi Rodriguez, the director of the Army Reserve Engagement Cell, to fill one of two vacancies on the Board of Trustees. The board is composed of seven...

‘White Fragility’ author visits AACC via Zoom

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Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

August 18, 2020

The author of the best-selling book, “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” told 3,000 Anne Arundel County educators she is “all for niceness … but that’s not anti-racism.” “Smiling is not anti-racism,” Dr. Robin DiAngelo said to a virtual crowd of...

Art of Women exhibit highlights female artists

Second-year visual arts student Jess Gordon-Young explains her art to attendees at the Art of Women Invitational Exhibit.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

Female AACC students displayed their art and discussed the importance of uplifting women during the Art of Women Invitational Exhibit in the Pascal Gallery on Thursday. According to visual arts professor Dawn Bond the exhibit highlighted female artists due to their underrepresentation in the art world...

Let’s embrace black history

Campus Current Editor-in-Chief Christian Richey would like to see more positive events during the school’s Black History Month celebrations.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

While I appreciate the college’s efforts, I feel AACC needs to do a better job representing its African-American student body during Black History Month. In the Pascal Gallery in the Student Union building, a display containing documents, images and a video explaining the history of lynching in...

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....

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...

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...

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