Campus Current

Snowden phones home

Snowden phones home

Cody Colston, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2016

Whistleblower Edward Snowden said the makers of his namesake movie got most of the details of his story right. Campus Current Associate Editor Jesse Johnson spoke to Snowden via Skype during a question-and-answer session after the exiled former government contractor delivered a keynote speech at the...

AACC polls community

AACC polls community

Tony Petro, Club News Editor

October 31, 2016

Anne Arundel County residents are as concerned about the rising cost of college tuition as they are about the nation’s ability to confront terrorism, an October survey by AACC’s Center for the Study of Local Issues revealed. In the survey of 553 Anne Arundel County residents, 58 percent said they...

Gen ed requisites under review

Gen ed requisites under review

Cody Colston, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2016

AACC students will have to take two English composition courses to earn an associate’s degree starting in 2017 if the college adopts a proposal to change the requirements for general education courses. Existing rules allow students to enroll in a single comp course—English 121—or to take both...

Master plan to change campus layout in 2018

Master plan to change campus layout in 2018

Jesse Johnson, Associate Editor

October 31, 2016

AACC is preparing for a new Health Science & Biology building and other renovations around campus as the college waits for the state to fund the projects. Construction could begin as soon as July 2018. The design phase will begin next year if the funding comes through. The 2016 Facilities Master...

Students favor Clinton

Students favor Clinton

James Whitely, Reporter

October 31, 2016

AACC students said they will vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States. In an informal poll of 20 students in October, nine told Campus Current they will vote for Clinton; three said they support Republican Donald Trump; and eight said they are undecided. Election...

Student altercation draws police response

Student altercation draws police response

Brad Dress, Reporter

October 27, 2016

Two students were involved in a physical altercation Oct. 24 and were banned from the school as a result, according to AACC police. Two female students, both 20, got into a physical fight in a classroom on the third floor of the Careers building. A professor and one student broke up the fight within ...

Lindsay talks AACC moving forward

Lindsay talks AACC moving forward

Jesse Johnson, Associate Editor

October 3, 2016

AACC President Dawn Lindsay plans to spend the 2016-2017 school year seeking funds for a new health and science building and updating the college’s strategic plan, she told Campus Current last month. “These are two big things that are important to the college,” she said. Lindsay said the colleg...

Gavin appointment breaks precedent

Gavin appointment breaks precedent

Cody Colston, Editor-In-Chief

October 3, 2016

President Dawn Lindsay named Dr. Mike Gavin AACC’s vice president for learning on Sept. 6 after choosing to forgo a search for other candidates. Gavin, who has served as interim vice president for learning since February, was the associate vice president for learning and academic affairs since 201...

FAFSA updates timeline for ’17-’18 applications

FAFSA updates timeline for ’17-’18 applications

Jacob Baumgart, Reporter

September 30, 2016

Students may submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting on Oct. 1. Deadlines for the Free Application for Federal Stu dent Aid (FAFSA) changed Oct. 1, but AACC students on financial assistance may not be aware of the update. Students may file their FAFSAs as early as Oct. ...

Campus mental health aid ready for students

Campus mental health aid ready for students

Brad Dress, Reporter

September 30, 2016

An AACC student attempted to hang himself from a second-floor balcony in the library on Sept. 12, prompting school health officials to emphasize campus resources for suicide prevention. According to witnesses, a student tied a rope to a railing and stepped onto the balcony near the ledge. He fixed...

SGA seats new board

SGA seats new board

Mary McKiel, Campus Life Editor

September 30, 2016

The Advisory Council elected the new Student Government Association cabinet members and appointed senators at its first meeting of the semester on Monday. After nominations from the floor, candidates addressed the group before the council voted. The elected cabinet members are Vice President Francheska...

Paper arrives to stay

Paper arrives to stay

Brad Dress, Reporter

September 30, 2016

A new editorial team stepped into the school’s student newspaper office in September to re-launch the Campus Current after a year’s hiatus. This issue of the Campus Current is the publication’s first since November 2015. The newspaper, which covers AACC but is independent of the college, will...

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