Author: Kaylena Watson

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Constitution Celebration Day at MCCC

In celebration of Constitution Day, a webinar was hosted Sept. 16. Michael Snyder, professor of political science, moderated this event. Panel discussants included Edmund La Clair, professor of history, and Dan Wood, professor of criminal justice. Snyder said they had the idea for a while to host an online event […]

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MCCC’s Student Government plans through the pandemic

MCCC’s Student Government has been planning a series of events through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Student Government at MCCC has been meeting virtually through Microsoft Teams to communicate with one another. Tom Ryder, coordinator of campus and community Events and student activities, said this is a strange time to figure […]

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Honest Conversation about Racism meetings continue

As part of the “An Honest Conversation about Race” series of presentations, Melissa Grey, professor of psychology, discussed the topic Microaggressions and Race on Sept. 10. At least 74 people joined the webinar from the Monroe County community. There have been 5 meetings since May, occurring once a month and […]

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Peaceful protests reach Monroe

As protests against police brutality continue around the country, organizers in Monroe are following suit to rally people around the Black Lives Matter movement. Azia Hawthorne, 39, has lived in Monroe for eight years after moving from Chicago and said she has been to 12 BLM protests over the past two […]

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MCCC graduation postponed

The spread of coronavirus has forced MCCC to postpone the 2020 graduation.  Tracy Vogt, registrar of MCCC, said graduation was originally scheduled for 7 p.m May 1 in the Welch Health Education Building.  Vogt said caps and gowns have not been purchased, and information regarding gown pickup will be sent […]

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MCCC Bookstore sets up online book buyback

The MCCC Bookstore has set up an online book buyback for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. To sell books, students must search for the books they want to sell back using Nebook.com’s Virtual Sellback, according to an email sent by the college. A flyer attached to the email stated after […]

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MCCC transitions to online courses for remainder of semester

MCCC has transferred all of its on-campus classes to an online format to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. An email was sent to students March 19 to inform that classes will be transitioned to online format for the remainder of the semester. Valerie Culler, director of Financial Aid, said […]

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Covid-19 affects campus construction

The sound of drills, hammers and other construction equipment has silenced at MCCC. Jack Burns, director of Campus Planning and Facilities, said construction was occurring March 23 — just prior to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-home order. Since then all construction projects are placed on hold. “Founders Hall (formerly East and […]

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Randy Daniels retires from MCCC

A chapter of MCCC’s administration history closed Feb. 28 as Randy Daniels, vice president of Student and Information Services of MCCC retired. “It was 25 years ago, it started off as a part-time job in 1992,” Daniels said. “I was a part-time counselor over in admissions.” He said when he was meeting everyone, it was […]

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New federal law raises legal smoking age to 21

Michigan 18-year-olds can vote, buy rifles or register for the military draft, but they are now too young to legally buy tobacco and vaping products. In September, President Trump said he was interested in banning all flavored vapes. In November, he followed by saying he supported raising the minimum smoking […]