Author: Will Johnson

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New dean of Student Services at MCCC

Gerald McCarty is the new dean of Student Services at MCCC. “I was promoted to this position, which is nice,” he said. “I was the director of Student Success and I worked with the Library, Disability Services, our tutors, our Testing Center, our student clubs, and our Upward Bound students.” […]

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Archaeologists perform radar work at Potter’s Field

Archaeologists from The Mannik & Smith Group were performing GPR (ground-penetrating radar) work at the Potter’s Field in front of the college’s campus on Monday. The Potter’s Field is a historical site on Monroe County Community College property where “people without means were interred in unmarked graves” from the mid-1800s […]

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MCCC faculty wears red at Board of Trustees meeting

A sea of red attire greeted those attending Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting, donning shirts reading “MCCC Faculty Negotiating for a Fair Contract” on the back. The choice of apparel is part of the MCCC faculty’s ongoing protest for a new work contract, a cause that has been ongoing since […]

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Five-Year Plan calls for H Building expansion

The H Building could look a whole lot different if the college’s $16.1 million dollar plan to expand and renovate the facility by 46% moves forward. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved MCCC’s Five-Year Master Plan on Sep. 26, which also identifies over $500,000 in maintenance and repairs, most of […]

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MCCC faculty displays solidarity at State of the College Address

MCCC faculty could be seen wearing blue shirts, blue jeans, and red buttons adorning the words “Value MCCC Staff” at President Dr. Kojo A. Quartey’s State of the College Address Thursday morning. The buttons are part of the staff’s effort to bring awareness to ongoing negotiations between college faculty and […]

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Partial network outage affects work at MCCC

A software update caused a partial internet network outage Wednesday, resulting in some classes being canceled and some faculty moving their work to other places on campus. Rick Hubbert, Communication Network and system administrator, said the outage was the result of a bug during regular maintenance. “A routine update of […]

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Leon Letter receives Enriching Lives Award

Leon Letter, dean of Business, was awarded the summer 2022 Enriching Lives Performance Award at the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday Sept. 26. The Enriching Lives Performance Award is given each semester to recognize an employee based on their commitment and how they incorporate MCCC’s “Mission, Vision, and Values” […]

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Tom Ryder retires from MCCC

A part of MCCC’s story has ended as of Wednesday, Aug 31. Following 36 years of employment at the college, Coordinator of Campus & Community Events and Student Activities, Tom Ryder retired. During his time at MCCC, he was synonymous with the college’s Student Government, having taken the position of […]

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William Johnson, News Editor

My name is William Johnson, and this is my third year at MCCC. I am currently studying an Associates in Accounting, and this is my first year at Agora. I decided to take up the newspaper as I’ve always had an interest in journalism and how the inner workings of […]