Author: James P. Quick


Colleagues from division praise retiring Hedeen

Hedeen in his office. Is Paul Hedeen a writer who teaches, or a teacher who writes? Fittingly, the answer is an academic one – rather like Hedeen himself. Hedeen, who is turning 66 in May, has been in higher education for 38 years. The last seven of those were as […]


Agora editor bids farewell

James P. Quick, co-editor of the Agora 2018-2019 I honestly cannot think of a way to open this without sounding horribly corny, so I’m not going to embarrass myself. This is the third-to-last article I’ll be writing for the Agora. The last will be covering Student of the Year for […]


Rodriguez, Sandefur win Outstanding Student Award

Lydia Sandefur Aleija Rodriguez and Lydia Sandefur were the joint winners of the Outstanding Student Award, a first for two Middle College students. “I’m not sure, but I think this may be the first time they’ve had two,” Rodriguez said. “I’m pretty certain we’re the youngest ever.” Rodriguez said he […]


College increases tuition rate

The MCCC Board of Trustees raised the tuition rate for in-county students by 2.5% on April 1. Students who live in Monroe County will see an increase of $2.75 per billable contact hour – to $112.25 – in Fall 2019. This translates to a price hike of roughly $35 to […]


East and West Tech renovations imminent

Jack Burns, director of Campus Planning and Facilities, goes over plans for the Health Building. By the time Winter Semester begins, the renovations on the East and West Tech Buildings will have begun. Director of Campus Planning and Facilities Jack Burns explains that construction should begin late this year. “We’re […]


MCCC staff, students weigh in on marijuana

MCCC President Kojo Quartey is opposed to the legalization of Marijuana. The first proposal you’ll be seeing on the Nov. 6 ballot could legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in Michigan. However, not everyone is happy about that. Under the proposed law, adults 21 and older could possess and consume marijuana […]


The Agora turns 50

From left, Andrew Hoppert, Carla Crockett, Danny Shaw, Ashley Hammer, Marisa Beste, Asia Rapai, Jennifer Niswender, Symone Thomas, and Ashley LeTourneau made up the 2009-2010 staff. It all began 50 years ago in February – the Agora printed its first issue on Feb. 22, 1968. Over the decades, the Agora […]


College switchboard now closed at night

The switchboard will no longer field incoming calls after 4:30 P.M. on weekdays. The college switchboard’s hours during the week have been curtailed. The operator will now leave at 4:30 p.m. The evening shift, formerly manned by two part-timers, has been done away with entirely. While this has been done […]


Nedry retiring, remembered fondly

Nedry in his office. Patrick Nedry may be retiring, but it seems unlikely he’s going to slow down. After 24 years at MCCC, the professor of Business is now bowing out and retiring. Nedry was instrumental in creating several programs on-campus and is spoken of highly by his colleagues in […]