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MC’s Faculty Council Affirms Support for Students and Faculty in Light of Trump Moratorium on Immigration, Travel

MC’s Faculty Council Affirms Support for Students and Faculty in Light of Trump Moratorium on Immigration, Travel

Rebecca Anderson

March 1, 2017


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Montgomery College approved a statement regarding the recent executive action limiting travel and immigration, as well as unanimously passed a full recommendation that the college provide resources to fellow MC community members affected by the order. The statement, released through Inside MC, reads...

Culture of Respect: Title IX’s work at Montgomery College

Culture of Respect: Title IX’s work at Montgomery College

Priscille Diwa

February 28, 2017


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The Culture of Respect is an initiative of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). This initiative's primary goal is to end sexual violence on college campuses by providing resources to combat the end of sexual violence on campus. Building a Culture of Respect is not the work...

MC alum Rion Amilcar Scott talks Insurrections at TP/SS

MC alum Rion Amilcar Scott talks Insurrections at TP/SS

Amanda Yaya, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


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To celebrate black history month, local author and MC alum Rion Amilcar Scott was invited to read excerpts from his new short story collection Insurrections at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus on February 16th. He discussed the passages as part of "The Legacy and the Burden of History" with Profes...

Advocacy Day

Elie Francois

February 23, 2017


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On February 8, community colleges from our region took part in an annual meeting in Annapolis, Maryland where students got to interact with senates who have played a vital role in our school systems. Nonetheless, on Tuesday I had the pleasure to interview Leslie from the senate to get a rundown on how...

Employment Opportunities for the Week of Feb. 21

Employment Opportunities for the Week of Feb. 21

Sara Monterroso

February 20, 2017


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Provided by Roberta Buckberg, Employer Liaison Tuesday, Feb. 21   National Guard (Campus Center Lobby) – 10 am – 2:00 pm Serve your country and your neighbors while earning cash and benefits. Talk to the recruiter for other details. Mission BBQ (Campus Center Dining Area) – ...

Honors Club takes a stand against Hunger

Honors Club takes a stand against Hunger

Samory Senh

February 20, 2017


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Rather than sleeping in on a typical Saturday morning, over a dozen students made and delivered approximately 200 meals and 100 perishables to the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless on Feb. 11th in their efforts to fund their cause known as Nourish R Neighbors. "We wanted to promote awaren...

Montgomery College Science West Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Montgomery College Science West Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sara Monterroso

February 20, 2017


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  Montgomery College has made another milestone in construction with the grand opening of Science Center West. The 68,300 square feet building includes computer labs, a 100 seat, tiered lecture hall, a math emporium, eight classrooms, and ten math labs. It also includes open study/group study...

Current State of Parking Garage

Current State of Parking Garage

Jarata Jaffa

February 16, 2017


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The new parking garage is open and at the moment only four floors are in current use. There are still kinks, as most brand new buildings have, but a lot of these issues will be resolved once the parking garage opens all their floors. For starters, the elevator is not working yet, preventing peo...

False Fire Alarm on Campus

False Fire Alarm on Campus

Isabel Rockwood

February 14, 2017


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Students and staff evacuated Macklin Tower after a second false alarm in three weeks on campus. Fire department officials said it was a false alarm and they found nothing. Some students said they smelled gas on the third floor. Students began evacuating in a disorderly fashion, pouring out of the...

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

Sara Monterroso

February 6, 2017


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Did you know that February is financial aid awareness month? Montgomery College will be the host of numerous financial aid workshops throughout the month of February in light of FAFSA deadlines. The workshops will aim to help students understand their options for financial aid, how to acquire funds,...

More Learning Opportunities Created with Help from The Capital One Foundation

More Learning Opportunities Created with Help from The Capital One Foundation

Salim Addrey

February 6, 2017


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The Montgomery College Foundation has been awarded a grant of $126,121 to create a springboard for the development of "stackable credentials" in biotechnology, data science, business management and early education programs. Developed with industry partners and usually focused on certain skills, stackable...

Employment Opportunities for the Week of Feb. 6

Employment Opportunities for the Week of Feb. 6

Sara Monterroso

February 6, 2017


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Provided by Roberta Buckberg, employment services specialist   Tuesday, Feb. 7 National Guard (Campus Center Lobby) – 10 am – 2:00 pm Serve your country and your neighbors while earning cash and benefits.  Talk to the recruiter for other details.   Wednesday, Feb. 8 Not ...

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