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MCCC Library packs up ahead of renovation

A library is typically thought of as a place to collect hefty books and find a corner to quietly study. MCCC is challenging this view as books are packed up to make room for a more updated learning environment, said Jack Burns, director of campus planning and facilities. In the […]

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MCCC food desert receives oasis; The Foundation develops food pantry

MCCC is in a food desert. The Monroe County Opportunity Program (MCOP) conducted a study that found that residents who live near MCCC have a hard time accessing healthy, affordable food. Sixteen percent of students who attend MCCC reported “very low” food security in the 2021 study conducted by Trellis Research. The Foundation at MCCC is creating a food pantry with the […]

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C Building renovations enter final planning stage

The committee for planning renovations of the C Building has moved into the third and final phase of planning. In this phase, they will focus on construction documentation, said Jack Burns, director of Campus Planning and Facilities. The selected architects and engineers will produce the diagrams and specifications, which will be used […]

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C Building renovations to come

Renovations of the C Building continue to be in the planning stages since their inception in spring of this year. Jack Burns, director of Campus Planning and Facilities, said the goal is for the construction plans to be finished by the end of this year. The actual construction is projected […]

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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 […]

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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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Student window design winners

Cheyanne Abel’s winning design for the Earth Science / Geology window (Art courtesy of Cheyanne Abel) While many of us at MCCC hope to leave behind some kind of lasting impression,there are five students whose contribution to the school will be enjoyed for generations to come. For the past few […]