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“Theme Day Thursday” Takes Place Once a Month at MCC

By quovadis February 15, 2018

By Jasmine Montes Staff Writer The Student Life office held its “Theme Day Thursday” event in the College Center lobby on Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This month’s theme was “Black History Month.” The College Center provided food and refreshments, while students learned Black History. The College Center’s "Theme Day Thursday" is an event that takes place on the first Thursday of every month. The event is run by the Student Life department. Mary...

MCC Hosts Hosts Auschwitz Photography Exhibit

By quovadis February 14, 2018

EDISON - Middlesex County College is hosting a riveting display of photographs of the Jewish community of Oswiecim, the Polish town more commonly known as Auschwitz, now through March 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Studio Theatre Gallery. The exhibit was developed by the Museum of Jewish Heritage and was supported by the National Council for the Humanities and the New Jersey Council...

Board of Trustees Meeting Approves Budget and Tuition Increase

By quovadis February 14, 2018

By Sergio Rivera Managing Editor The Board of Trustees approved their proposed budget, regarding a $2 per credit increase on Middlesex County College tuition, on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at approximately 9:30 a.m. in the Chambers Hall Board Room. The Board of Trustees approved three resolutions to their proposed budget. The first resolution is a notion to delegate $3.4 million to North Hall renovations, as well as $4 million to improve heating, ventilation, and air conditioning around campus....

Car Hits Pedestrian on Campus

By Alexander Lewis February 8, 2018

By Alexander Lewis Head Social Media Editor A car going 10-15 mph hit a pedestrian on the road near parking lot 8 on the Edison campus on Feb. 7 at 5:43 p.m. Witness and Quo Vadis Staff Writer, Harsh Godhani, said, “I was walking across the street … when I heard the bang I thought it was a fender bender but when I looked up I saw an umbrella and a person flying in the air and...

Student Life Office Offers Leadership Development Workshop

By quovadis February 4, 2018

By Harsh Godhani Staff Writer The Student Life Office is offering five opportunities, for students who are involved in clubs and organizations, to attend a mandatory meeting for Leadership Development Workshop for Student Clubs and Organizations, from Monday, Feb. 5 through Friday, Feb. 9  in College Center, Room 334 between noon and 1 p.m. Ode Hoppie, Assistant Director of Student Activities, said, “The leadership development workshop we have for clubs, that’s the Student Life Office’s way to...

MCC Hosts Information Session for Future Teachers

By quovadis February 4, 2018

By Samantha Casano Managing Editor Middlesex County College, in collaboration with Rider University, is hosting a Future Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Program Information Session on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. in North Hall, Room 102. During this information session, students will find out about opportunities for full tuition and scholarships and internships that are available via this program. Professor Phalguni Ghosh, a chemistry instructor at MCC, said that the STEM Scholars Program is...

PTK Holds Information Sessions

By Alexander Lewis February 4, 2018

By Alexander Lewis Head Social Media Editor Middlesex County College’s Upsilon Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is holding information sessions for 833 prospective members in Crabiel Hall, Brunswick Room on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ahead of their annual induction ceremony in the West Hall, Parkview Room on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m. Charlotte Quigley, Manager of Career Services and...

Tuition Increases

By quovadis January 29, 2018

By Sergio Rivera Managing Editor The Board of Trustees held a public hearing concerning a proposal to a fall 2018 tuition increase by two dollars per credit in the Chambers Hall boardroom on Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Lauren Lawrence, Vice President of Finance and Administration, said, “There are three major components of revenue that support approximately 87 percent of the budget, and  that’s namely the county appropriation, the state appropriation, and of course, student  tuition and...

Middlesex County College Holds Spring Convocation

By quovadis January 29, 2018

Middlesex County College held its Spring 2018 Convocation on Thursday, Jan. 18 to celebrate the College’s achievements in the fall semester. MCC President Joann La-Perla Morales, said, “2017 was a gold semester for us.” President La-Perla Morales said, “In order for our students to obtain the golden opportunity for a career or to enter a four-year institution, it’s incumbent upon our academic departments to review, revise, and create new academic programs to meet the needs of students...

Student Life Office Opens Food Bank

By quovadis January 29, 2018

The office of Student Life, with the support of President Joann La-Perla Morales and Vice President Mark McCormick, opened its food bank, MCC Cares, in College Center, Room 170B, starting Jan. 29 and will operate during the hours on 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday and 2 to 6 p.m. every Thursday. Mary Tutalo, Student Life and MCC Cares Coordinator, said, “There was a group of professors on campus who were following the national trends and...