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Campus gun bill issues debated

LANSING — A bill that would allow students to carry guns into classrooms and dormitories was the subject of a Michigan Senate hearing held this week. The hearing, chaired by Sen. Wayne Kuipers (R), was intended to allow state senators to hear opposing sides of the bill and to address […]

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Former MCCC student publishes horror book

Success comes in many forms, and with Barry Brickey, the adage holds true. Brickey, a 2001 graduate of MCCC, has released a self-published horror novel, The Silence.  The story involves a family that moves into a farmhouse, on Denton Road, and unexpectedly find themselves involved in a century old curse. […]

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New Moon brings in $140 million opening weekend

To many people, Nov. 20 was more than just any ordinary day.   Tickets were bought months ahead; the anxiety built up as it got closer to midnight.  It was time – time for the release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Summit Entertainment now officially estimates the movie took in […]

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Agora Chorale gains new leader

The MCCC Agora Chorale concert, held on Oct. 19, was the first concert conducted by Catherine Brodie, the choir’s newest conductor. She took over the position after John Tyner, the previous conductor, retired. “As choir members we are all very motivated by Mrs. Brodie; I absolutely adore her,” Jessica Werstein, member […]

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Faculty Association to request delay for president’s contract

     The MCCC Faculty Association will request that the renewal of the college president’s contract be postponed tonight at the Board of Trustees meeting.        It is on the agenda that the contract of Dr. David Nixon will be renewed for a three-year extension, although his current contract does not […]

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Board approves contract extension for Nixon

The MCCC Board of Trustees renewed the contract of President David Nixon for three years on a 6-0 vote, with Linda Lauer abstaining. Nixon’s contract, which was set to expire on July 31, 2010, will now be extended by three years. Mark Bergmooser, president of the MCCC Faculty Association, asked […]

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Dr. James DeVries’ Comments to Board of Trustees – Dec. 2, 2009

Dear Trustees,      Some concern has been raised about the pending contract renewal for David Nixon.  I believe that David Nixon’s contract is not the real matter at hand. To reframe the issue: what this is really about is the Board’s manifest dyfunction. The specific matter on which you will […]

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MCCC joins students in social-networking

You can now become an official “fan” of your school.MCCC joined the millions of users utilizing the social-networking site Facebook, setting up its very own Facebook page. The page boasts everything from current news releases to upcoming events. It contains pictures of the college’s Blues Brothers float from the 2009 […]

Entertainment

Is this it?

Almost everybody thinks the same thing when they hear his name—Michael Jackson. Images of an emotionally and physically scarred ghoul come to mind, a shadow of his former superstar self. That is why it came as such a shock when I saw “This Is It,” the archive footage of the […]

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Modern Warfare 2 blows away expectations

Developer Infinity Ward is back with its sequel to one of 2007’s most renowned titles. In “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,” players will shoot, stab, sprint and ‘nade their way through an intense, albeit short, single-player campaign and duke it out in online multiplayer in up to 18-player battles. […]