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Testify!

Testify!

President DeRionne Pollard gave testimony on Capitol Hill and in Annapolis in February as part of an effort to persuade lawmakers to make higher education more affordable. She spoke to the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, detailing MC’s efforts to close the affordability gap, which also helped make the argument for […]

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Raptors Basketball Teams Finish Fifth in the Nation

Raptors Basketball Teams Finish Fifth in the Nation

The Raptors men’s and women’s basketball teams both finished fifth in their 2017–2018 NJCAA Division III Championship tournaments. This season the women’s team tied best finishes from their 2012 and 2013 national tournament appearances. The Raptors finished their season with an overall record of 22–7 and fifth place in the country out of 100 Division […]

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Color Trending

Color Trending

MC is at the height of fashion this year, according to color experts at the Pantone Color Institute. The institute, a consulting service with Pantone, chose a shade of purple (18-3838 ultra violet) akin to MC’s official color (Pantone 2617) as 2018 color of the year. Each year, the institute forecasts global color trends and […]

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Web Updates

Web Updates

Alumni Association If you have visited montgomerycollege.edu/alumni recently, you’ll notice that things have changed. We have redesigned our Alumni Association web pages, making it easier to become a member, access your benefits, and find ways to stay involved with MC. Check it out, and send your feedback on the new pages to alumni@montgomerycollege.edu. Language Resource […]

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Giving Peace a Chance

Giving Peace a Chance

One week after the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Professor Pat Ruppert asked her philosophy class to comment on the Parkland students’ activism. In a closed, online forum their conversation—like many across the country—held opinions ranging from anti-gun to pro-Second Amendment. But Ruppert noticed a glaring difference between […]

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Lit Picks

Lit Picks

MC librarians at all three campuses know a thing or two about good books. And—no surprise here—they had a lot to say when Insights asked for summer reading recommendations. Here are a few of their new favorites. Kari Schmidt, technical services manager, recommends: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders This imaginative ghost story about […]

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All That Data: New Program Helps Meet Workforce Demands in a Data-driven World

All That Data: New Program Helps Meet Workforce Demands in a Data-driven World

All organizations and enterprises—profit, nonprofit, private, public, etc.—need to find efficient methods to turn data into usable information. And they need workers conversant in ideas and tools. Data science combines math, statistics, programming, and hacking skills, as well as data journalism, to gain insight from a growing volume of information produced by an increasingly data-driven […]

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And the Award Goes to …

And the Award Goes to …

The Carnegie Corporation of New York named MC President DeRionne P. Pollard a recipient of its Academic Leadership Award. Pollard is only the second community college recipient of this award. The honor consists of $500,000 in support for each winner’s academic initiatives.  Pollard has earmarked the Carnegie award funds for two landmark MC programs: the […]

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New Center for Justice Supports Student Activism

New Center for Justice Supports Student Activism

When Patty Pablo ’18 went to bed on August 13—after the nation spent the weekend watching white supremacists trudge through Charlottesville bearing torches and messages of bigotry and hate—only four people had signed up to join the protest event she advertised on Facebook. She assumed only a handful of people would show up the next […]

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Food for Thought: Students Struggle with Basic Needs

Food for Thought: Students Struggle with Basic Needs

A Mobile Market program now brings fresh food to campus for students and members of the community experiencing food insecurity. Food insecurity, or reduced quality of diet and access to nutrition, can sometimes be overlooked at the college level, but it plays an important role in academic performance. The Mobile Markets, provided in partnership with […]

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