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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...

Nine finalists to compete in ESI’s $100,000 Business Pitch Competition

Stephanie Goldenberg, interim chair of the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute, said the college's closing affected how the event was handled.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

April 24, 2020

Nine finalists will compete for cash prizes in AACC’s annual $100,000 Business Pitch Competition, the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute announced Tuesday. The nine finalists will take part in a live “Shark Tank”- style pitch in front of a panel of six judges on April 30 at 2:30 p.m. on Zoom. Stephanie...

College adds five-week classes to end of spring semester

AACC added 32 five-week classes to the end of the spring semester.

Daniel Salomon, Associate Editor

April 16, 2020

AACC has added 32 five-week classes to the end of the spring semester in an effort to reach students who may have lost their jobs as businesses closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The classes, which will begin April 20, are a “response to community needs, as well as opportunities to engage...

Anne Arundel County residents worried about COVID-19, survey shows

Survey respondents said they're worried about COVID-19, according to Dan Nataf.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2020

69% of Anne Arundel County residents said they are more worried about COVID-19 than anything else, according to a biannual AACC survey of residents. The survey’s coordinator, political science professor Dan Nataf, said worries about the economy came in at a distant second, at 10%, in the online...

Students may choose pass/fail grades

Students may request a pass/fail grade instead of a traditional letter grade for most classes this semester.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2020

Students may change the grading method for most of their classes from traditional letter grades to pass/fail for the rest of the semester, after the AACC faculty voted last week to allow it. English professor Candice Hill, co-chair of the Committee on Academic Standards, said a “pass” grade means...

Summer classes online for first 2 terms

Most classes over the first two summer terms will be online, but some labs may be on campus.

Daniel Salomon, Associate Editor

April 7, 2020

Most summer classes will be online for the first and second terms, but some labs may be held on campus, according to Vice President for Learner Support Services Felicia Patterson.   “Most of our courses, in the summer, are online already,” Patterson said. “We put up a lot of courses in th...

Library loans students laptops, webcams, headsets and hotspots, for online classes

The library offers students loaner laptops to use for online classes.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2020

AACC will lend laptops, webcams, headsets and hotspots to students who do not have access to the technology they need for their online classes. And Students who lack internet access at home can tap into free Xfinity wi-fi hotspots, which can be found at wifi.xfinity.com. Dean of Student Engagement...

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