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Student board of trustees member position open for application, among others

Student board of trustees member position open for application, among others

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News

Applications are open for the voting student member of AACC's Board of Trustees for the upcoming school year. Director of Student Engagement Chris Storck announced at the Dec. 4 Student Advisory Council meeting—a mandatory monthly meeting of student club representatives—that applications for the...

AACC vice president explains campus construction

AACC vice president explains campus construction

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News

At a Dec. 4 meeting of student club representatives, the vice president of finance gave a brief presentation outlining renovations and construction expected to continue through 2021. Three main projects are underway, according to Vice President Melissa Beardmore: a new Health and Sciences Building, renov...

Officers arrest banned ex-employee

Daniel Salomon, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Police

AACC police arrested a former employee on Nov. 14 who had been banned from campus for yelling threats at another employee on Oct 9. Police said they found Andrew Manley on Ring Road in front of the pool after they got a call from someone who reported he was in the gym. Police Chief Sean Kapfhammer...

Police drill closes lot H

Police drill closes lot H

Daniel Salomon, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Police

Campus and Anne Arundel County police simulated a riot in parking lot H on Nov. 17. The exercise in civil disturbance lasted from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., during which time the lot was closed. The simulation aimed to test the campus police’s response time in arriving to an incident as well as how...

Statue of MLK fixed, returned

Alexandra Radovic, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

The bronze statue of Martin Luther King Jr. returned to West Campus near the CADE Building on Nov. 6 after a six-week absence. The statue needed repairs for a structural defect in the granite pedestal. The Central Services Building housed the 400-pound statue during the $6,500 process. The Martin...

$1M prize open to AACC

$1M prize open to AACC

Alexandra Radovic, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A national institution invited AACC to apply for a $1 million award in November. The Aspen Institute awards the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence to recognize high achievement and performance among community colleges. The award measures student success in four areas: learning, certificate...

Lot H off-limits for police exercise this Friday

Lot H off-limits for police exercise this Friday

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, Police

This Friday, expect H Lot on West Arnold Campus to be off-limits all morning. County and college police will conduct a joint exercise from 9 a.m. to noon. Melissa Beardmore, Vice President for Learning Resources Management, said in an email sent by her administrative staff that the exercise will "test...

County survey reveals drugs as greatest issue of concern

County survey reveals drugs as greatest issue of concern

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2017


Filed under News

A recent countywide survey showed concern over illegal drug use far outweighs concern for all other problems facing residents. In a survey of 553 Anne Arundel County residents, the Center for the Study of Local Issues—an AACC-based research program—found the percentage of people who view drugs...

AACC’s recovery center aids addicted students

AACC’s recovery center aids addicted students

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Features, News, Showcase

Ron Easley compared his more than 20 years addicted to drugs to putting a gun to his head every day, never knowing if it would go off. “I was out there, homeless, on the streets of Baltimore City,” said Easley, a 48-year-old AACC student who said he started taking opioids—an addictive drug that...

Addictions continue to rise; college responds

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Features, News

Cases of opioid addiction and overdose in the U.S. have risen sharply over the last two years, and AACC has resources for affected students. President Donald Trump in October declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. “The devastation is unprecedented,” said the manager of Health...

Riverhawks supportive of kneeling NFL players

Riverhawks supportive of kneeling NFL players

Vincent Moreland and Sarah Noble

November 1, 2017


Filed under front-page, jump, News, Sports

AACC students said in October they support athletes who kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality or show solidarity with each other. In an informal Campus Current survey of 50 students, 35 said they were in favor of the protest by some professional football players who kneel during...

2017 All In Fundraiser was AACC’s “best yet,” Lindsay says

2017 All In Fundraiser was AACC’s “best yet,” Lindsay says

Jennifer Perry, Reporter

October 24, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

The AACC Foundation welcomed 270 patrons and raised about $100,000 at its fifth annual All In fundraiser hosted by Maryland LIVE! Casino on October 12th. The foundation office said in an email that All In contributed more than $500,000 over the last five years.  And of $8.3 million in total gifts...

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