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SGA members pledge support for Maryland bills

Students join President Dawn Lindsay (center) to meet with state legislators to discuss upcoming bills.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

March 2, 2020

Student Government Association members met with state legislators in February to advocate for proposed education laws that would benefit AACC and other Maryland community colleges. The students focused on four pieces of legislation: Community College Promise Scholarship One proposal under c...

Faculty object to new online caps

The number of students the college allows in each online class has increased to 25.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

AACC increased online class sizes to a maximum of 25 this spring, up from 20 in prior semesters. Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin said the change allows more students to take classes rather than sign up for waitlists. But some faculty objected to the higher class sizes, saying professors...

Student portal gets upgrade

AACC will upgrade its self-service student portal next year.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

AACC students will have an easier time checking their grades online, applying for financial aid, registering for classes and reviewing their class schedules next spring. Sheela Becton, AACC’s director of application services, said the college is replacing its 19-year-old student portal—an online...

Tuition to increase by $4 in FY 2021

SGA President Mitchell Santos said the increase may be too much for some students.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

Tuition will increase by $4 per credit hour in the fall, an increase of $48 extra per semester for a full-time student taking 12 credits, coming as part of the college’s proposed $123.6 million budget. The college’s Board of Trustees approved the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2021, which ...

Man charged with indecent exposure and trespassing

Police say this man committed indecent exposure and trespassing on campus.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2020

Police charged a man with indecent exposure and trespassing after being found masturbating in the men’s bathroom on the second floor of Truxal Library, according to AACC’s chief of police. According to Chief Sean Kapfhammer a student using the bathroom turned around to see the man with his penis...

Clubs host first Lunar New Year event

Students learn how other cultures celebrate the new year at Lunar New Year.

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

English professor Candice Hill

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

Associate Judge Elizabeth S. Morris of the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit

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 professor Candice Hill

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

Trucks sits in front of construction on AACC Arnold campus.

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...

Lawyer talks First Amendment rights at AACC

A legal opinion requested by Campus Current editors says AACC Athletics may be violating the First Amendment rights of its players and coaches.

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...

Changes made to AACC biannual survey

Political science professor Dan Nataf leads AACC's 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...

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