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MCCC millage renewal draws nearer

Volunteers from the college went door-to-door in 2016 to gain support for a maintenance and improvement millage. This year, the pandemic changed that. Instead, President Kojo Quartey visited various business, governmental, civic and political leaders to ask for their support. In 2016, voters approved an 85-cent maintenance and improvement millage, […]

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Student success is new VP’s focus

MCCC is making changes to ensure a larger focus on student success. With these changes, Scott Behrens has been hired as MCCC’s new vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Success. Behrens replaces former VP Randy Daniels who retired Feb. 28 after 25 years at MCCC. Behrens holds over 25 […]

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Middle College classes continue in person

The Monroe County Middle College semester started Sept. 8, with all high school courses still being available in-person. Robert Krueger, MCMC principal, said students were given three different options on how to take classes this semester. One option was taking classes fully virtual from Edgenuity, a third-party vendor separate from […]

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Former adviser Dan Shaw passes away at 68

Dan Shaw, former MCCC professor of journalism and Agora adviser, died unexpectedly during a basketball game Sept. 28. Shaw was 68 years old. President Kojo Quartey called an all-campus meeting Sept. 29 to break the news to faculty and staff. Shaw was the faculty adviser to the Agora from 2008-2019, […]

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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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MCCC presents zero-increase millage for November ballot

The election season is just around the corner and voters will have a lot of decisions to make. For local voters, this includes MCCC’s zero-increase millage renewal. MCCC’s new millage will be staying at the same rate as the previous millage at .85 mil (85 cents per $1,000 taxable value). […]

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Michigan offers free tuition for essential workers

Essential workers have the opportunity to get free college tuition at MCCC for up to four years. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer first proposed the Futures for Frontliners Programs in April 2020 which would offer free post-secondary education to those who worked on the frontlines during the stay-at-home order. This initiative was […]

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CARES Act aids both students and campus

The college still has over $395,000 to give away to students. MCCC was granted $1.3 million for COVID-19 relief on April 9. First passed by Congress and signed in to law by the president on March 27, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act gives $2.2 trillion to Americans […]

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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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Black and Meade lead Agora for 2020-2021 year

The Agora recently named Noah Black as the next editor for the 2020-2021 academic year. Black is a 2015 graduate from Arbor Preparatory High School in Ypsilanti and is 23-years-old. He is pursuing a degree in Communications. “It’s more surreal than anything,” Black said. “I started off as someone with […]