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College considers ban of fridges, heaters

Dr. Roger Spalding has brought his lunch from home almost every day for the 31 years he has worked at MCCC. A recently proposed Appliance Policy for MCCC could change that. The policy would eliminate the use of coffee pots, refrigerators, microwaves, space heaters and fans in faculty offices. Spalding […]


Study Abroad expands

MCCC’s Study Abroad Program sets its sights on Eastern Europe in 2011 and isn’t limited to just students this time around. “We are expanding our program to all members of the community,” said Joanna Sabo, professor of political science and coordinator of the Study Abroad Program. Community members have to […]


Top five E3 2010 news

1. Microsoft unveils the Xbox 360 Slim and makes it available within days2. Sony announces long-awaited sequel to the popular  “Twisted Metal” series, exclusive for Playstation 33. Nintendo shows off 3DS, a new handheld system with glasses-less 3D capabilities4. Nintendo announces remake of 1997’s hit shooter, “GoldenEye: 007” for Wii5. […]


Professor DeVries ends 40-year career

Jim DeVries is closing out his 40-year career as a professor of history and sociology this summer. “We’re going to miss him a lot; he was almost like an institution here,” said one of DeVries’ closest colleagues at MCCC, William McCloskey. “There are a lot of students that he had […]


Xbox 360 redesigned and available now

At this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft had several new game announcements, but the remodeled Xbox 360 stole the buzz of the conference. Dubbed the Xbox 360 Slim, the new redesigned system sports several new features including a new, sleek outer casing. MCCC student, Tim Green, a former GameStop […]


Blackboard system upgraded to version 9.0

MCCC has upgraded from Blackboard 8.0 to 9.0. For students, the Blackboard system is used as a supplement to classes as a learning or communication tool, and is a place to take online courses. Faculty use Blackboard as a way to easily communicate with students, as well as extend their […]


US exits early from round of 16

The U.S. lost its first game in the round of 16 in extra time to Ghana.Ghana scored in the first 10 minutes of the game. The U.S. came back with a penalty kick by Landon Donovan, but Ghana scored a couple minutes into extra time.The U.S needed to rally from […]


Nixon evaluated; other news from board meeting

Nixon Evaluated The Board of Trustees evaluated President David Nixon in a closed session. Returning to open session, they congratulated Nixon on seven points: the completion of seven years as the president of MCCC; his leadership, relationships and representation of MCCC and the greater community of Monroe; his awareness of […]


Bookstore reviews security

The MCCC Bookstore is reviewing its security procedures following a March theft of more than $7,000 of merchandise. All Bookstore employees and student assistants were interviewed by a former detective from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The purpose of the interviews was to hear each person’s version of the incident […]


U.S. advances to round 16 of World Cup

On one of the last days of group play in the FIFA World Cup, the U.S. beat Algeria in thrilling fashion to advance to the round of 16. Literally running on borrowed time in the 91st minute, Landon Donovan scored the winning goal on a goalie deflection. The United States […]