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Whitman Center to host lecture on sex trafficking

Twenty-two miles from Monroe lies a city with a secret. Toledo is ranked fourth in the country for the most child prostitution and human trafficking, behind Miami, Portland, Ore., and Las Vegas. Dr. Celia Williamson, a world renowned expert on human trafficking, said she is trying to put a stop […]

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Effects of texting law visible in Monroe County

Since July 1, Michigan drivers can be pulled over and ticketed for text-messaging while driving. Monroe County Sheriff Tilman L. Crutchfield said one ticket has been issued since the effective date, but that doesn’t mean the new law isn’t working. “Visually I have seen quite a difference,” Crutchfield said. “In […]

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Health dean off to busy start

Dr. Cynthia Roman, the new dean of the Health Science Division, has had a fast-paced orientation to her new position. Since accepting the dean position in May, Roman has been deeply involved with the reaccreditation process for the college’s nursing program. Along with the accreditation report, the process also involves […]

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New criminal justice prof an ex-cop

Penelope Dunn is prepared for her first school year as MCCC’s new criminal justice professor. “I know that it’s going to be a lot of work this first semester, but I’ve read the textbooks probably five times front to back,” Dunn said. Her determination to succeed at whatever she does […]

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Welding program considers new home

MCCC’s growing welding program is looking into a new home. The program, which was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the Department of Labor last year, now is considering whether to accept the gift of a building at 1004 Hurd Road in Frenchtown Township. The college is reviewing whether the […]

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Unveiling of Custer statue attracts thousands

Thousands crowded the streets of downtown Monroe on June 3-5 to view the unveiling of General George Armstrong Custer’s statue. The 14-foot statue was designed by sculpture Edward Potter of Connecticut and placed in Monroe 100 years ago. The statue represents Monroe’s own Gen. Custer, who was honored for his […]

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After the bookstore thief, how secure is MCCC?

Bill Myers, head of security at MCCC, is sitting in his office in the A building when the phone rings. It’s one of the dozen or so inquiries a day he receives from students, employees and other members of the college community. “Everybody sees something,” he says. “Usually it turns […]

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Religious leaders discuss ‘why bad things happen’

A panel of diverse religious leaders held a thought-provoking discussion Thursday night on why bad things happen to good people. The panel discussion was part of the month-long Big Read event, and was sponsored by The Agora, MCCC’s student newspaper. Assistant editor Andrew Hoppert was the moderator. By the time […]

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Lunch and a live performance

The MCCC dining hall welcomed acoustic musician Kevin House. The solo performer played his blend of original acoustic music and covers of popular 90’s songs for an hour and a half on Wednesday, March 24. House said he got into music because of his father, who has been a musician […]

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Jeff Black and Don White color the stage at MCCC

Emotion and humor filled the Meyer Theater Saturday night when Jeff Black and Don White hit the stage. White’s comedic storytelling and folk music met Black’s blend of country, blues, and rock, resulting in a soulful, humorous event. Approximately 250 seats were filled in the Meyer Theater. As the announcer […]