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Classes in first summer term to remain online as campus closes for remainder of spring

AACC's campus will be closed to all students and faculty through the end of the spring term.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2020

All AACC classes will remain online at least through the first summer term, a college vice president said this week. The announcement came as the college said it would shut down all of its campuses for the remainder of the spring and postponed commencement indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “At...

Campus access limited for faculty members

Faculty members will only be allowed to come on campus with permission from supervisors.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2020

Faculty members will not be working from their campus offices for the rest of the semester and will have limited access to campus, AACC officials announced this week. Instead, instructors will teach their classes online and communicate with students through email, Canvas and other virtual platforms. The...

AACC donates medical supplies to local hospitals

AACC maintenance staff loads boxes of medical supplies the college donated to local hospitals.

Daniel Salomon, Photo Editor

March 25, 2020

AACC donated 119 boxes of medical supplies to Maryland hospitals on Wednesday.   Among the supplies were face shields, hand sanitizer, gloves, chemical splash goggles, alcohol prep pads and wipes, disposable shoe covers, N95 masks, scrubs and ventilators.  Anne Arundel Medical Center, University of Maryland Baltimore Washing...

AACC employee tests positive for coronavirus

An AACC employee tests positive for COVID-19, the first case among the campus community.

Daniel Salomon, Photo Editor

March 22, 2020

An AACC employee has tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, college President Dawn Lindsay announced on Saturday.  In a second email on Sunday, Lindsay said the employee “did not have direct contact with students and had limited contact with some staff” and was not at the college. She said th...

College student services open April 2

The Truxal Library is among the student services that will be made available starting April 2.

Jake Brannon, Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

Although classes won’t start until April 6, all college services will open for students on April 2. These services include academic and transfer advising, the cashier's office and disability support services among others. Click here for more info on services available to students. Gov. Larry Hogan ...

All in-person club activities and meetings on campus canceled through April

The Office of Student Engagement canceled all in-person club events and activities on campus through April 30, such as Extra Life, a 24-hour charity gaming event, hosted by the AACC Esports Club.

Jim Brady, Reporter

March 13, 2020

The Office of Student Engagement announced on Friday the cancelation of all in-person club events and activities, including budget hearings until April 30. Dean of Student Engagement Tiffany Boykin, also said in an email that the office suspended all purchase requests; canceled room reservations and...

AACC extends spring break another week, all classes online

AACC officials extend spring break to April 5 and will transition all classes online in response to the coronavirus.

Daniel Salomon, Photo Editor

March 13, 2020

AACC administrators extended spring break by another week, which means students will not return to classes until April 6. And when students return, all classes will be online, including labs and studio. “I realize this is a heavy lift and extremely disruptive,” President Dawn Lindsay said in a statement on Friday. “Please remember we are doing this ...

AACC extends spring break, plans to convert classes to online

Lindsey Gonzalez, a third-year transfer studies student, wears a surgical on the quad to protect from the coronavirus.

Daniel Salomon, Photo Editor

March 11, 2020

UPDATE: AACC extends spring break another week, all classes online AACC officials on Wednesday extended students’ spring break from one week to two and said they will convert most face-to-face courses to online classes on March 30. The move is a response to growing concerns over the coronaviru...

Enrollment down 28% since 2011 at AACC

Enrollment has been declining since 2011, college officials say.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Enrollment at AACC has decreased 28% since 2011, according to the vice president for learner support services. According to Dr. Felicia Patterson, community college enrollment typically decreases when the economy is strong. “Enrollment tends to be very cyclical,” Patterson said. “It increased...

Positions open in Office of Student Engagement

Student Government Association President Mitchell Santos (left) says an understaffed Office of Student Engagement has left the Nest inefficient.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

The college is searching for job candidates to fill the vacant positions in the Office of Student Engagement that oversee student clubs and campus events, and will begin a national search for a new director of student engagement within a few weeks. In the meantime, Dean of Student Engagement Tiffany...

AACC hires retired Baltimore homicide detective

Kimberly Starr, who served as a homicide detective in Baltimore, is one of two female officers on campus.

Jacob Dear, Daily Editor

March 2, 2020

A former Baltimore homicide detective became the second female officer on campus in August. Officer Kimberly Starr served as a detective and special response team member in Baltimore for 25 years before retiring last March. She joined the AACC police force in August. Police Chief Sean Kapfhammer...

Nursing program uses actors in lab simulations

In one of her performances as an actor in Nursing Department lab simulations, Cindy Huebler (back) pretends to be a mother worried about her child.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Cindy Huebler hurried into the hospital with complications related to her pregnancy. Nurses rushed her into the emergency room and tried to determine what was wrong. They did their best to understand her problem, but Huebler and the baby died. At least that’s how it seemed. In reality, Huebler...

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