Tag: COVID-19

News

MCCC finishes Fall Semester through remote courses

MCCC announced the rest of the Fall Semester will remain online. This announcement came following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s extension of the recent Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Pause Order. MCCC had previously enacted a three-week shift to online courses in response to the initial order which saw on-campus […]

News

MCCC enacts 3-week shift to online courses

The beginning of the Fall 2020 Semester saw a large shift toward online or blended courses for MCCC because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in response to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services emergency order on Nov. 15, all classes at MCCC have ceased on-campus meetings and continued […]

Features

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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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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COVID-19 delays L Building construction

The L Building renovations were supposed to be completed before the start of the 2020 Fall Semester. However, there have been significant delays in the completion of this project. Jack Burns, director of Campus Planning and Facilities, said the COVID-19 pandemic was the primary cause of the delay. “It’s made […]

Opinion

My newfound online optimism

To say I once disliked online classes would be an understatement. Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the stay out home order multiple times, and  the college inevitably made the decision in May to switch to online courses this fall. This change was necessary in light of what was going on around […]

News

Campus services available yet meetings still uncertain

Despite MCCC’s limited on-campus interaction, various resources and newly renovated facilities will still be available to students this Fall Semester. President Kojo Quartey first announced in May that the Fall 2020 Semester would consist of mostly remote online classes. Student services online and in-person Ryan Rafko, director of Admissions and […]

Opinion

MCCC looks toward the future after COVID-19

To say COVID-19 took us all by surprise would be a tremendous understatement. In the middle of the spring semester, we were compelled by an insidious and unseen enemy to adjust, re-evaluate, reconfigure, and reassess everything that we do. Fortunately or unfortunately, we were not alone. Not only were all […]

Features

Quartey’s daily messages encourage MCCC employees

To combat the fear and dread the coronavirus pandemic has sparked, Kojo Quartey, president of MCCC, has been sending daily messages of encouragement to all college employees and Board of Trustee members. Quartey said he wants the messages to act as “a common thread” to keep staff, faculty and administration […]

Entertainment

‘Aries’ fails to continue Gorillaz ‘Song Machine’ potential

Continuing their “Song Machine” initiative, which sees a new track released almost every month, Gorillaz released their latest track, “Aries,” on April 9. “Aries” features Peter Hook from Joy Division on bass and music producer and drummer Georgia on drums, a change different from the prior iterations of “Song Machine” […]