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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 […]


Mandatory wage contributions lead to lawsuit

The mandatory 3 percent wage contribution for school employees already has led to a lawsuit. The new retirement law also requires that all school employees in Michigan give 3 percent of their wages to the state to go toward future health care. For example, a school employee with a $50,000 […]


MCCC replaces windows of the Life Science building

MCCC takes strides towards a more energy efficient campus, including replacing the windows of the Life Science building. On May 7 the maintenance crew of MCCC began replacing the 39-year-old, two-story curtain walls due to costly damages resulting from leaking and also the potential of future hazards. The project also […]


Retirements transform MCCC

A new Michigan law intended to encourage school employees to retire is changing the face of MCCC. The law, which was approved by the state legislature in an attempt to cut school district costs and open the job market, offers a pension benefit multiplier for school employees who retire early. […]


Budget approved along with salary freezes

MCCC’s 2010-2011 budget was approved by the Board of Trustees based on no salary increase for all employees. The administration, support staff, adjunct faculty, and part-time support staff will retain the same salaries from the 2009-2010 and 2008-2009 years. “The thing we’ve been working on, in light of limited recourses, […]