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What the millage renewal means for MCCC

Campus structure and safety improvement plans for the next few years are underway. MCCC’s Maintenance and Improvement Millage was renewed on Nov. 3 passing with a 60.4% margin. Phase 2 of the millage can now begin in 2021 as planned. MCCC President Kojo Quartey said the first priority projects include […]

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The Department of Education extends Clery Report deadline

Campus security reports are typically out by this time of year, though 2020 has changed that. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Education has extended the deadline for the Clery Report from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. Laura Egan, senior director of programs at the Clery Center, said […]

Opinion

A silent moderating struggle behind the screen

It was Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. when I sat in front of my laptop. In 30 minutes MCCC would be hosting a Q&A forum for some community candidate positions over Zoom. Meanwhile, the rest of the moderator team and I would be working through Teams. It had been months […]

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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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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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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 […]