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Dean scores magazine mention for leadership

Dean scores magazine mention for leadership

April 30, 2019

“Diverse” magazine named AACC’s dean of student engagement among its “Diverse Top 35 Women in Higher Education” in its Women’s History Month issue in March. Dr. Tiffany Boykin ranked seventh on the annual list. “I still don’t exactly know who nominated me,” Boykin said. “It...

Profs: Students at AACC can advocate for rights

Profs: Students at AACC can advocate for rights

Noah Reem, Reporter

April 30, 2019

As she walked alongside nearly half a million other activists at the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., gender studies professor Heather Rellihan realized the event wasn’t just about women. Not only were the marchers advocating for women’s rights, but for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights,...

Faculty take survey on AACC’s diversity, equity

Faculty take survey on AACC’s diversity, equity

Philip Van Slooten, Reporter

April 30, 2019

Fewer than half of the faculty and staff members who answered a “campus climate survey” this spring said they believe AACC students feel comfortable reporting discrimination to college administrators. And fewer than one-third agreed that senior administrators and department leaders are diverse...

GSA members participate in national LGBTQ Day of Silence

GSA members participate in national LGBTQ Day of Silence

Philip Van Slooten, Reporter

April 16, 2019

Members of AACC’s Gay-Straight Alliance club participated in the national Day of Silence in support of LGBTQ rights on April 12. The silent student demonstration began in the SUN dining hall before moving outside to be more visible to the greater campus community. According to GLSEN.org, “GLSE...

Faculty supports diversity requirement; few students know what it is

Faculty supports diversity requirement; few students know what it is

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

April 4, 2019

While faculty members at AACC told Campus Current the diversity requirement is important, a survey revealed not many students knew anything about it. In an informal poll at the Arnold campus, 3 out of eleven students knew about the requirement. Dr. Heather Rellihan, the gender and sexuality studies...

Soapbox Sisters event filled with motivational speeches, graduations

Soapbox Sisters event filled with motivational speeches, graduations

Philip Van Slooten and Lindey Gapsis

March 28, 2019

A communications professor hosted the annual Soapbox Sisters performance for women to recite famous feminist literature. Some of the stories told were an essay by Susan B. Anthony and Oprah’s Golden Globes speech. April Copes hosted the event. “I think just having everyone around me and...

“Brain, Heart, World” docuseries put on by CCO

Ashley Onwudiwe, Reporter

March 27, 2019

A preacher who leads a campus Christian club said in March that students who seek counseling for an addiction to pornography feel “empty and alone.” Isaac Vineyard, head of the Coalition for Christian Outreach on campus, made the remarks after showing the first part of the docuseries “Brain,...

Irish events held on campus in March

Irish events held on campus in March

Elijah Richard, Reporter

March 12, 2019

AACC began its celebration of Irish-American History Month the first week of March with Irish fare at The Hawk’s Nest and a discussion about Irish roots in the Humanities theater. The college has scheduled two additional events to commemorate Irish-American History Month: On March 26, students can...

AACC Hosts World Languages Competition for Area High Schools

AACC Hosts World Languages Competition for Area High Schools

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

March 12, 2019

On Friday students from local high schools gathered in CADE for World Languages Day and discussed different languages and cultures. According to Jodie Hogan, the program coordinator for world languages, this year’s theme was “Engage and Explore.” Teams demonstrated their knowledge of a language,...

AACC students and faculty discuss STEM, representation on International Women’s Day

AACC students and faculty discuss STEM, representation on International Women’s Day

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

March 8, 2019

Google Doodle celebrated International Women’s Day with quotes from important women from around the world. Around campus, students and professors pointed out there is more work to do, particularly in the area of STEM representation. Ashley Gross, a transfer studies student, said International...

Factuality teaches students about diversity, inequality

Factuality teaches students about diversity, inequality

Lindey Gapsis, Daily Reporter

March 7, 2019

AACC students learned about diversity in modern society through a monopoly-like game today in the Cade building. “Factuality” is an interactive game used to portray how diversity affects real life. The game leader assigned students characters with different ethnic backgrounds, economic classes...

Japanese Language and Culture club plans their Cherry Blossom festival DC trip

Japanese Language and Culture club plans their Cherry Blossom festival DC trip

Sammi Gibson, Daily Reporter

March 6, 2019

The Japanese Language and Culture club held presentations during their meeting last Thursday and a field trip planned for this semester to Washington, DC. In the first presentation, students learned about one of Japan’s southernmost islands, Yakushima. Club president Lizzy Overton gave the presentations...

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