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Snow days might mean extra school for some

Snow days might mean extra school for some

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News, Showcase

AACC professors may choose to extend their classes for two extra school days in May to make up for time lost to snow. The college has built-in make-up days on May 7 and 8 between the end of the usual semester and final exam week, which begins on May 9. Since the semester began on Jan. 17, AACC...

GBTC upgrades tutoring center

GBTC upgrades tutoring center

Mary Kane, Graphic Desinger

April 1, 2018


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AACC’s Glen Burnie Town Center campus added math, reading and science tutors and a Technology Learning Center in March. The new Learning Success Center, in Room 314 on the remote campus, is a place where students can study or receive tutoring. It opened after students who take classes at GBTC requested...

College to delay 1 year on applied bachelor’s

College to delay 1 year on applied bachelor’s

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

April 1, 2018


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The Maryland Higher Education Commission has put AACC’s proposal to offer its first four-year applied bachelor’s degree on hold for a year. AACC Vice President for Learning Michael Gavin said AACC adminstrators expected the delay. Some four-year universities in the state “aren’t very happy...

Faculty assists with tax filings

Faculty assists with tax filings

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Volunteers on campus can prepare and file taxes for students and community members on campus in just one hour. Anyone with an income of less than $54,000 per tax year can go to the Careers Center, Room 326, to have student and faculty volunteers prepare, review and electronically file both federal...

AACC students are able to earn 4-year degrees

AACC students are able to earn 4-year degrees

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

April 1, 2018


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Students can receive a bachelor’s degree from any of four, four-year universities while taking classes at an AACC campus. Anyone may enroll, but partnering schools only offer junior- and senior-level classes at the Arundel Mills and Arnold campuses, so students must have an associate degree to qualify. The...

College approves new data literacy program

College approves new data literacy program

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

April 1, 2018


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AACC’s Board of Trustees approved a new 18-credit data literacy certificate program in February. According to Vice President for Learning Michael Gavin, data literacy is the ability to understand what questions to ask and how to find data to support decisions. Professors Paul Lawson and Gretchen...

‘Wait and see’ on DACA, say trustees of college

‘Wait and see’ on DACA, say trustees of college

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News, Showcase

AACC officials say the college supports students who immigrated to the U.S. as children without legal permission. But they have not taken any public actions on those students’ behalf. “We clearly support these students and hope that they will be able to continue and finish their education here,”...

Students compete in business pitch competition

Students compete in business pitch competition

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

High school students from around the country came to AACC Wednesday to pitch their business ideas for a $1,000 prize and the chance to compete for an even larger award. For the third year, the Diamond Challenge, an international business pitch competition for high schoolers, held a round of live pitches...

AACC grad runs cannabis shop

AACC grad runs cannabis shop

Michael Garvey, Newsroom Manager

March 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News, Showcase

A former AACC student opened Anne Arundel County’s first medical cannabis dispensary in February. Laura Toskov enrolled in professor Shad Ewart’s first Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Expanding Markets: Cannabis Legalization class during spring 2015. Toskov, who had already earned her associate...

Students enroll in new sports sociology class

Students enroll in new sports sociology class

Isaiah Smith, Reporter

March 1, 2018


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The professor of a new Sociology of Sports class said his focus is to teach students how to “escape” through sports. “In today’s polarized world, there’s such an emphasis on escapism, and people carry that into sports,” said first-semester adjunct professor Anthony Alduino, who also teaches...

State isn’t keeping its promises, officials say

State isn’t keeping its promises, officials say

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018


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More than 20 years ago, the state government promised AACC and Maryland community colleges it would devote 29 percent of its higher education budget to community colleges each year, starting in 2012. It has yet to keep that promise. If Maryland lawmakers approve the governor’s proposed budget, 2019...

Part-time workers get paid sick leave hours

Part-time workers get paid sick leave hours

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News, Showcase

Part-time employees at AACC—including students—became eligible for paid sick leave on Feb. 11, thanks to a new law. Maryland lawmakers passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act last year, giving part-time employees throughout the state one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours they...

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