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HVAC construction moves offices

Air conditioning units are keeping the cafeteria cool until the installation is complete. MCCC’s new geothermal heating and cooling system will be more environmentally friendly and cost less — but for now it’s just getting in the way. A number of offices around campus, including the Admissions and Registars offices, […]

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Gas leak leads to evacuations

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, a gas leak forced an emergency evacuation of MCCC’s Administration and West Technology buildings. The evacuation lasted about 90 minutes, effecting both students and employees. Monroe Township Fire Department and Michigan Gas arrived to turn off the gas. The gas leak was caused by workers installing […]

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Faculty and college negotiate over contract

Faculty members walked through the Back-to-School Barbecue to call attention to their contract negotiations MCCC’s faculty began the semester without a new contract.  The Faculty Association, known as MCCCFA, is currently negotiating a new 3-year contract with the college. The previous contract expired Aug. 23, 2016.  The contract outlines faculty […]

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Information to help new students succeed.

Students enjoy themselves at the 2016 Back to School BBQ. (Photo by Vanessa Ray). One of the more stressful parts of starting college is the “not knowing.”  When I began taking classes here at MCCC, I was perpetually overwhelmed by the feeling of having no idea what I was doing.  […]

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Clubs on campus recruiting for new school year

Student Government is just one of the many groups that students can join. (Photo by Vanessa Ray). The “college experience” is an idea that many students might not think they are able to get on a small community college campus, like MCCC. However there are actually many different ways to […]

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Budget cuts shouldn’t affect students

MCCC officials are certain budget cuts will be undetected by students. “We really tightened the budget, but our goal was not to sacrifice in any way the services provided to our students or the instructional quality our education provides,” said Sue Wetzel, Vice President of Administration and Treasurer. The college […]

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Student Government meetings set

MCCC’s Student Government will meet three times in  September to get organized and elect officers. Student Government will hold its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Student Government room, located in the Cellar in the basement of the A Building. The […]

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Student retention focal point of focus groups

The students have spoken.  Over the summer a group of students got together to share what they like and dislike about the college experience in a series of focus groups.  Jamie DeLeeuw, the coordinator of research evaluation and assessment at MCCC, was in charge of the project. During the focus […]

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A ‘revolution’ of faculty turnover coming

MCCC will face rapid turnover within the next few years. The college is at the cusp of change. In the next few years, officials say there will be multiple faculty retiring. “It might be a revolution,” said Paul Hedeen, dean of Humanities/Social Sciences Division. Mark Bergmooser, assistant professor of Speech/Journalism/Tae […]

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Enrollment levels off

President Kojo working the crowd at the Back-to-School barbeque MCCC President Kojo Quartey is optimistic about this semester’s enrollment numbers. “New students are up by almost 10 percent, while total enrollment is down by less than one percent,” Quartey said. “Which is good news! Last year we were down 8 […]