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Clubs host first Lunar New Year event

Clubs host first Lunar New Year event

Jacob Dear, Daily Editor

January 24, 2020

Students celebrated AACC’s first Lunar New Year event Friday in the SUN Dining Hall. The Korean Culture club, Japanese Culture club, and the Campus Board of Activities hosted and co-sponsored the event to promote awareness of other countries traditions. “I thought it was a great idea because...

Learning communities and sections use themes

Learning communities and sections use themes

Jacob Hudson, Associate Editor

January 22, 2020

Three sections of English 102 will focus on themes related to fields of interest, or FOIs: Section 020: Uncovering Academic Identity, FOI: Criminal Justice Section 033: Reinventing Ourselves: Stories of Change and Transfer, FOI: Transfer Studies Section 026: Health and Human Services In ...

Judge speaks at 39th Annual MLK Memorial Breakfast

Judge speaks at 39th Annual MLK Memorial Breakfast

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

The keynote speaker for the 39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast said on Jan. 20 the civil rights leader’s actions and advocacy inspired her to “always do what is right.” King’s famous quote, “The time is always right to do what is right,” was the theme of the breakfast...

English 102 teachers choose special themes

English 102 teachers choose special themes

Jacob Hudson, Associate Editor

January 22, 2020

Some English 102 courses will focus on themes such as social justice, Woodstock and apartheid this semester. This is the first semester AACC will offer English 102, which replaced English 112. English 101, which replaced English 111, debuted last semester. More than 20 sections of English 102 will...

Ring Road opens up, construction continues

Ring Road opens up, construction continues

Jacob Hudson, Associate Editor

January 22, 2020

AACC reopened Ring Road in January. Ring Road had previously been closed since December 2018 because of the construction on the Health and Life Sciences Building. Jim Taylor, director of facilities planning and construction, said the road is permanently open—with a few changes. Construction on...

Changes made to AACC biannual survey

Changes made to AACC biannual survey

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2019

The campus group that conducts a biannual survey of Anne Arundel County residents will no longer be called the Center for the Study of Local Issues. In addition, for the first time this year, that survey was automated. Traditionally, students have recorded answers by hand before entering them into...

Lawyer talks First Amendment rights at AACC

Lawyer talks First Amendment rights at AACC

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

A lawyer for the Student Press Law Center said in November he believes AACC Athletics is violating the First Amendment rights of the college’s coaches and student athletes. SPLC senior legal counsel Mike Hiestand detailed his opinion in a response to an inquiry from Campus Current Editor-in-Chief...

AACC combats phishing

AACC combats phishing

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2019

AACC added bright yellow warning labels on emails originating outside of the college as of Nov. 5. These labels are to prevent phishing, which is when someone attempts to steal information from an individual by sending what appears to be a legitimate email, according to Director of Information Security...

AACC full of giving this holiday season

AACC full of giving this holiday season

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2019

AACC faculty, staff and students are collecting food and raising money for students and the community this holiday season. This year, charity events included food drives and fundraisers. “One of the things I love about AACC is that there is such a culture here of giving,” Tresa Ballard, coordinator...

Child Development Center at AACC has long waitlist

Child Development Center at AACC has long waitlist

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2019

The AACC Child Development Center’s daytime program is not accepting any additional children this fall, and the director anticipates CDC will stay full during the spring. More than 30 families are on the waitlist for the center, according to Director Janet Klenkel. “It usually stays pretty...

AACC adds pop-up courses to academic options

AACC adds pop-up courses to academic options

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

December 3, 2019

AACC faculty can now create temporary “pop-up” classes revolving around current events. Dr. Michael Gavin, AACC’s vice president for learning, said the courses could either cover topics relating to hot-button issues, such as the congressional impeachment hearings, or teach skills, like gluten-free...

Faculty email dispute results in incivility

Faculty email dispute results in incivility

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

December 3, 2019

An email exchange by AACC faculty in late October led to incivility and unprofessional responses, according to some of the participants. An email sent Oct. 28 by literacy professor Forrest Caskey to all faculty led to approximately a dozen personal attacks against him, according to Caskey. Caskey’s...

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