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Health Sciences to hold labs and classes on campus starting June 1

Classes and labs from the School of Health Sciences will be held on campus starting June 1.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2020

The School of Health Sciences will hold classes and labs on campus with social distancing requirements starting June 1. President Dawn Lindsay announced Wednesday limited Health Sciences and Police Academy classes would take place in person this summer. Dan Baum, executive director of Strategic...

Young voters to opt for mail-in primary election ballots

Some AACC students say they are more likely to vote in the Maryland primary election because they can mail in their ballots.

Dacia Sain, Reporter

May 19, 2020

Maryland voters will have to choose between casting their ballots at a polling place or mailing in their votes during the state’s primary election in June. Registered voters, including AACC students who will vote for the first time this spring, received their paper ballots in the mail in early May....

Some students consider gap semester

Students who have struggled with online courses this semester say they might not enroll at AACC in the fall.

Daniel Salomón, Associate Editor

May 15, 2020

Some AACC students have said they plan to drop out of college for a semester because they do not want to take online classes. In an informal poll of 21 AACC students, nine said they are considering taking a gap semester. Twelve said they are planning to either return to AACC or enroll in a four-year...

Students can take classes which meet live online in fall

Students will have the option to take classes which meet live online.

Daniel Salomon, Associate Editor

May 8, 2020

Students registering for the fall 2020 semester can choose between online classes that meet live with their professors at certain times during the week and online courses that do not require any live communication. The fall course catalog will indicate which courses are synchronous—classes that...

County executive delivers AACC budget to county council

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman's proposal did not include a $4 million increase AACC requested.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2020

Anne Arundel’s county executive on Friday proposed a budget that would give AACC $4 million less than the college requested for the next fiscal year. AACC Vice President for Learning Resources Management Melissa Beardmore said the college requested $51 million in funding from the county for FY 2021,...

Dance Company director wins Dance Educator of the Year

Dance Company Director Lynda Fitzgerald (left) won the Dance Educator of the Year award in March.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

May 5, 2020

AACC’s Dance Company director in March won the Maryland Dance Education Association’s top award. “I am so honored and humbled by the award,”  Lynda Fitzgerald, said of her Dance Educator of the Year honor. “It’s a lovely honor to have,” The Dance Company is the performance arm of...

Student Government Association elects new president

Ryan Kim, a first-year environmental science student, won the election, which ran from April 7 to 14.

Erica Short, Reporter

May 4, 2020

A first-year environmental science student is the new president of AACC’s Student Government Association. Ryan Kim, who served as SGA’s vice president of events and initiatives this year, ran unopposed in an online election in which students voted from April 7 to 14. His only opponent dropped...

ESI awards $50,000 during Business Pitch Competition

Student entrepreneurs received a combined $50,000 during ESI's Business Pitch Competition.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2020

The Entrepreneurial Studies Institute awarded $50,000 to nine students during its Business Pitch Competition Thursday on Zoom. Student entrepreneurs showcased their proposed and newly formed companies to six judges in a “Shark Tank”-style pitch, each requesting funding to further their businesses. First-year...

AACC launches Riverhawks at Home campaign

AACC launched the Riverhawks at Home website to create a community among students, staff and faculty while the college is closed due to COVID-19.

Daniel Salomon, Associate Editor

April 30, 2020

AACC on Wednesday launched a social media campaign and website called Riverhawks at Home to connect students, faculty and staff while the college is closed because of the coronavirus. According to Public Relations Coordinator Alicia Renehan, “Riverhawks at Home is a campaign designed to create a...

Phi Theta Kappa hosts online induction ceremony for new members

Phi Theta Kappa held their induction ceremony for new members through Zoom.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2020

Leaders from the AACC chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducted 137 student members into their club in an online ceremony streamed on Zoom Monday. Faculty adviser Elizabeth Wulbrecht said the event is typically held on campus every semester but after the college closed because of the pandemic,...

SGA hosts COVID-19 panel featuring healthcare professionals

Moderator Ryan Kim (left) reads a question from the audience to Dr. Stuart Ray, professor Lorraine Doucette, Dr. Annie Antar and Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2020

A panel of four healthcare professionals, including an AACC professor, participated in a live Q&A on the COVID-19 pandemic Sunday hosted by the Student Government Association. The panelists, including AACC’s professor Lorraine Doucette, chair of medical laboratory sciences, Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman...

Classes at start of fall semester to be online

Almost all fall semester classes will be online, although a few labs may be held in person with strict social distancing guidelines.

Christian Richey and Daniel Salomon

April 24, 2020

The college will offer most of its fall semester classes online only, college officials announced on Wednesday. Lab classes in health sciences and potentially some studio art classes could be back in classrooms in the fall “if the governor lifts some of the restrictions at the state level that prohibit...

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