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Prof touches on civil rights

Prof touches on civil rights

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

An adjunct instructor said in October the 1966 Baltimore Orioles team reflected the shift of the civil rights movement. At the first in a series of speeches hosted by the History Club, Dr. Richard Hardesty—who teaches history and sports studies—said Orioles legend Frank Robinson and...

Coming Out Fair highlights LGBT pride and diversity

Coming Out Fair highlights LGBT pride and diversity

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

October 8, 2019

AACC faculty and students celebrated diversity and inclusion Thursday during the Coming Out Fair. The fair served to commemorate LGBT pride and diversity, according to Dr. Richard Otten, the fair organizer. Otten, an adjunct instructor, said the fair is meant “to promote diversity and inclusion...

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts panel

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts panel

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Members of AACC’s Gay-Straight Alliance shared their stories about coming out and answered audience questions in a panel on October 8. Students opened up about conflicts between hostile family members and the struggles and joys of coming out. “I was definitely near crying toward the end of...

Haitian band teaches dance

Haitian band teaches dance

Gerald Maravanyika and Amber Nathan

October 7, 2019

AACC hosted a workshop about Haitian music and culture on Oct. 3 where students learned about ethnic dances and instruments. Richard Morse is part of the Haitian band RAM, which is on tour. He and his bandmates stopped by the school for two workshops and a live performance. “You hear a lot about...

Haitian band performs for students at AACC

Haitian band performs for students at AACC

David Stemmle, Daily Editor

October 3, 2019

A Haitian band came to AACC to perform music for students and faculty in the amphitheater on west campus Thursday. RAM is a mizik rasin band based out of Port-au-Prince Haiti. They were founded by song-writer and lead vocalist, Richard A. Morse, in 1990. Their music combines traditional Haitian and...

Hispanic grad rates improve

Hispanic grad rates improve

Tom Ostrye, Web Designer

October 1, 2019

Graduation rates among Hispanic students at AACC increased by 35 percent over the last year, according to college data. African-American student graduation rates rose by 9 percent. Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin said the college aims to eliminate achievement gaps among different racial...

AACC recruits older learners

AACC recruits older learners

Tom Ostrye, Web Designer

October 1, 2019

AACC officials have shifted their recruiting focus from high school seniors to older students. The school has traditionally targeted high schools for recruitment, according to Dean of College Transition Deneen Dangerfield. This year’s effort will involve recruiting 25- to 39-year-olds. “It...

Students audition for Nov. drag show

Students audition for Nov. drag show

David Stemmle, Daily Editor

September 27, 2019

AACC students auditioned for a Halloween themed charity drag show on Friday. The Gay-Straight Alliance will host the bi-annual drag show Drag-O-Ween on Nov. 1. All proceeds raised during the show will be donated to the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization focusing on helping LGBT youth...

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...

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