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College makes strides toward gender-neutral bathrooms

 Signs like this one have been placed by bathrooms across campus.                           Photo by Carla Cohen   Some LGBTQ students have expressed concern for their safety on the MCCC campus, leading administratrs to start plans for gender-neutral bathrooms. An […]

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College increases tuition rate

The MCCC Board of Trustees raised the tuition rate for in-county students by 2.5% on April 1. Students who live in Monroe County will see an increase of $2.75 per billable contact hour – to $112.25 – in Fall 2019. This translates to a price hike of roughly $35 to […]

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Panel discusses state of journalism in the world today

Dave Murray (left), Zoe Clark, Rick Pluta, and Khalil AlHajal discuss the state of journalism during the One Book One Community Panel Discussion at Monroe County Community College Tuesday evening. (Photo by Todd Salisbury) In the modern era of misinformation, journalism may be more important than ever. On Tuesday evening, […]

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MCCC honors women’s history month

Jamie Oxendine presents the history of Native American women at MCCC on Wednesday, March 27. Throughout the history of Native American tribes and culture, women have held a vital role within their societies. Jamie Oxendine’s presentation “Native American Women: Culture and Activities” closed MCCC Women’s History Month events. “Now most […]

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MCCC professor taking tour group to China

An Explorica tour group visiting the Great Wall of China. MCCC students and community members will have the opportunity to experience China’s unique culture and history. Dan Shaw, retiring journalism professor at MCCC, is leading a community trip to China in May of 2020. He said the trip will be […]

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Global Studies degree beneficial to students

Wendy Wysocki's Global Studies office in the C Building. Students with an interest in learning more about global affairs should consider working towards the Global Studies Degree Designation at MCCC. Professor of Business and Economics and Global Studies Coordinator Wendy Wysocki said there are benefits to having the degree. “We […]

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Author explains research on children captured by Indians

Author Scott Zesch gave two performances on March 20, shown here in the Meyer Theater, and earlier in a talk to students and staff. Scott Zesch, author of “Captured:  A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier,” spoke at MCCC about his book and the untold stories […]

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MCCC Hosts Murder Mystery Dinner

Charites and murder typically don’t go hand in hand, but for Monroe’s Family Counseling and Shelter the annual Murder Mystery Dinner is essential to the organization. The Family Counseling and Shelter is a non-profit organization located on 14930 LaPlaisance Rd. Suite 106. “It’s unique for a nonprofit organization,” director Crystal […]

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Movie night stalls out

A movie poster for the film "Baby Driver." Student Government hosted a movie night March 14, and showed the action film “Baby Driver,” starring Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, and young-star Ansel Elgort. The movie was released in 2017 and is about a talented getaway driver, trapped in the heist life […]

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One Book, One Community kicks off

  Photo by Vanessa Ray Monroe County Community College Writing Fellows manage the book sale at the OBOC kickoff. The 2019 One Book, One Community (OBOC) program has chosen to feature “News of the World” by Paulette Giles.  The program encourages the community to come together through the power of […]