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Volunteers needed for new Habitat builds

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County could use a helping hand. Beginning in May, two new builds are scheduled and volunteers are needed to help. Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County have helped over 150 people by building simple, affordable homes. Worldwide, Habitat for Humanity volunteers have helped […]

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Antique show has big turnout

The ninth annual Antiques in April show had a huge turnout this past weekend. “Close to 1,000 people showed up today,” said Tom Ryder, Campus and Community Events coordinator at MCCC, on Saturday. Roughly 1,500 total people attended the event. The show was open to the public from 9 a.m. […]

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Volunteers needed for Family Fun Night 2010

Family Fun Night is one of Student Government’s largest events of the year, and they could use your help. The annual family event is an inexpensive and fun evening for families in the community. “We have a lot of things to do including carnival games, giant inflatables, family photos, The […]

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Thief strikes bookstore

An investigation is under way for a recent string of thefts in the MCCC Bookstore between March 3 – 10. According to the police report filed by Monroe County Deputy Jason Peters, a recent inventory check made by Bookstore Director Jean Ford found that $8,000 in inventory was missing from […]

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Tuition rates rise for Fall semester

  A tuition increase for MCCC students in the Fall semester was approved Monday night by the Board of Trustees. Trustee Bill Braunlich read from a report prepared by the board’s Strategic Financial Planning Committee. “MCCC continues to face serious and accelerating challenges at a time of record enrollment and […]

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Trustee Linda Lauer expresses thoughts on MCCC’s financial situation

After the Board of Trustees reviewed the Strategic Financial Planning Committee’s report on a rise in tuition, Trustee Linda Lauer read from a statement she had previously prepared on the topic. The following is her complete statement: “MCCC, There is no easy way to solve the problems we are faced […]

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MCCC and faculty prepare to negotiate a new contract

After three years, the MCCC faculty contract awaits negotiations again. The process officially began when the MCCC Faculty Association submitted on Feb. 15 its request to begin negotiating. Since that date, MCCC administrators and trustees have 30 days to contact the faculty about setting a date for the first official […]

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MCCC Accepting Nominations for Enriching Lives Award

MCCC employees will soon have a chance to be recognized for their hard work. The Enriching Lives Performance Award will soon be available to co-worker nominated full-time and part-time employees, adjunct faculty, and student assistants at MCCC. The Institutional Staff Development Committee will be responsible for selecting the winner. The […]

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Granholm makes another ‘Promise’

Last month, Governor Jennifer Granholm said she wants to restore the Michigan Promise Scholarship program for the budget starting Oct. 1. The new ‘Promise’ would only cover college graduates who work in Michigan, at least part-time, for a year after completing their degree. The Michigan Promise Scholarship was eliminated this […]

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LAL offers free note-taking workshop

  The Learning Assistance Lab, located on the second floor of the C-building, is offering two sessions on how to improve lecture note-taking skills. “Some students who come to the Learning Assistance Lab have incomplete notes or notes that are not organized well enough to use,” said Colleen Baker, faculty […]