Author: Erin Thomas


Disagreeing over Narcan

Narcan {Photo via Creative Commons} MCCC security officers still do not carry Narcan, a drug that reverses the life-threatening effects of opioids when administered during an overdose. A story in the March 2018 issue of the Agora addressed the college’s handling of addiction on campus. In that story, social worker […]


Campus is safe, but not crime-free

Security guard, Ken Wassus, keeping watch over the halls of the L Building. MCCC has maintained a safe environment for education for decades, listing all zeros on its annual security report. That doesn’t mean, however, that there is no crime on campus. The annual security report, which is required by the federal government, […]


Is MCCC doing enough to fight opiate addiction on campus

This is what a Narcan canister looks like. It's used as a nasal spray when a drug user overdoses. It all starts with messing around with a group of friends. “I started off just experimenting with peers,” says Jessica Goins, a recovering drug addict. “And it just progressed before I […]


Faculty, staff get ‘active-shooter’ training

This image from the ALICE Training Institute website highlights its training programs for higher education. This summer, MCCC partnered with the Michigan State Police to train full-time faculty and staff on what to do if there is a shooter on campus. The Alert Lockdown Inform Counter and Evacuate (ALICE) training […]