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Regional human services conference comes to AACC

Regional human services conference comes to AACC

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

AACC students and faculty hosted an annual three-day human services conference over the weekend. Friday through Sunday, students attended the Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Human Services. Attendees engaged in workshops and discussions about the field of human services, which includes a broad range of...

Broken water main briefly closes road, Schwartz building

Broken water main briefly closes road, Schwartz building

Roxanne Ready and Daniel Salomon

April 3, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

A section of Ring Road was closed for about five hours today while workers repaired a broken water main. The section of road between College Drive and Main Access was off-limits to students from about 7:20 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. "It added like five minutes to my drive," Nick Moutsos, a first-year...

2 candidates run for student body president

2 candidates run for student body president

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, News, Showcase

Student representatives nominated four candidates on Monday for president of the Student Government Association in the 2018-2019 academic year, but only two plan to run.

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Legislators fail to vote on 2 faculty union bills

Legislators fail to vote on 2 faculty union bills

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2018


Filed under News

For the fifth consecutive year, state lawmakers chose on March 20 not to vote on a pair of bills that would allow community college faculty members to form and join unions. Unions allow workers to join together in a process called collective bargaining to negotiate for better pay, benefits or working...

Snow days might mean extra school for some

Snow days might mean extra school for some

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under front-page, News, Showcase

AACC professors may choose to extend their classes for two extra school days in May to make up for time lost to snow. The college has built-in make-up days on May 7 and 8 between the end of the usual semester and final exam week, which begins on May 9. Since the semester began on Jan. 17, AACC...

GBTC upgrades tutoring center

GBTC upgrades tutoring center

Mary Kane, Graphic Desinger

April 1, 2018


Filed under News

AACC’s Glen Burnie Town Center campus added math, reading and science tutors and a Technology Learning Center in March. The new Learning Success Center, in Room 314 on the remote campus, is a place where students can study or receive tutoring. It opened after students who take classes at GBTC requested...

College to delay 1 year on applied bachelor’s

College to delay 1 year on applied bachelor’s

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under News

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has put AACC’s proposal to offer its first four-year applied bachelor’s degree on hold for a year. AACC Vice President for Learning Michael Gavin said AACC adminstrators expected the delay. Some four-year universities in the state “aren’t very happy...

Faculty assists with tax filings

Faculty assists with tax filings

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Volunteers on campus can prepare and file taxes for students and community members on campus in just one hour. Anyone with an income of less than $54,000 per tax year can go to the Careers Center, Room 326, to have student and faculty volunteers prepare, review and electronically file both federal...

AACC students are able to earn 4-year degrees

AACC students are able to earn 4-year degrees

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under News

Students can receive a bachelor’s degree from any of four, four-year universities while taking classes at an AACC campus. Anyone may enroll, but partnering schools only offer junior- and senior-level classes at the Arundel Mills and Arnold campuses, so students must have an associate degree to qualify. The...

College approves new data literacy program

College approves new data literacy program

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under News

AACC’s Board of Trustees approved a new 18-credit data literacy certificate program in February. According to Vice President for Learning Michael Gavin, data literacy is the ability to understand what questions to ask and how to find data to support decisions. Professors Paul Lawson and Gretchen...

‘Wait and see’ on DACA, say trustees of college

‘Wait and see’ on DACA, say trustees of college

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2018


Filed under front-page, News, Showcase

AACC officials say the college supports students who immigrated to the U.S. as children without legal permission. But they have not taken any public actions on those students’ behalf. “We clearly support these students and hope that they will be able to continue and finish their education here,”...

Students compete in business pitch competition

Students compete in business pitch competition

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

High school students from around the country came to AACC Wednesday to pitch their business ideas for a $1,000 prize and the chance to compete for an even larger award. For the third year, the Diamond Challenge, an international business pitch competition for high schoolers, held a round of live pitches...

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