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Homeland Security Holds Summit

By quovadis December 5, 2018

By Claudia Ugbana Managing Editor The College’s homeland security program discussed the latest security threats the U.S. faces, as well as career pathways for students interested in homeland security fields, on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. in the West Hall Parkview Rooms. Homeland security program coordinator, Christopher Drew, introduced each speaker before their presentation. “I organized the event to give our students the opportunity to hear from national security professionals on current topics affecting the homeland,...

Library Announces Winners of Contest

By quovadis December 5, 2018

By Felipe Marroquin Staff Writer The College’s Visual, Performing and Media Arts (VPMA) department, Student Life and the library announced the fall photo contest winners on Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. in the lower level of the library. Library director Marilyn N. Ochoa announced the honorable mentions and then the contest winners. Matthew Cassisi’s “Last Lunch” photograph came in first place, which earned him a new camera. Cassisi said, “Everyone in this photo took art fundamentals three-dimension...

Foundation Board Elects New Member

By quovadis November 28, 2018

By Matthew Serraty  Section Editor   The Middlesex County College Foundation Board of Trustees elected MCC alumnus, Michael Rofman, to the board at a 4 p.m. meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Crabiel Hall Brunswick Rooms.     Though Rofman was not at the meeting, all present Board members voted in favor of his election.     Veronica Clinton, director of Development and Alumni Relations, said that Rofman graduated from Kean University after studying accounting at MCC and is currently a...

Trustees Approve Lower Tuition Rate

By quovadis November 28, 2018

By Claudia Ugbana  Managing Editor Board Also Reaches Goal for Day of Giving    The College’s Board of Trustees approved a plan to lower tuition rates for high school students enrolled in classes at The College on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8:30 a.m. in the College Center Corral.     Interim president, Dr. Mark McCormick, proposed a lower tuition rate for high school students enrolled in The College’s dual enrollment program.     “Many students take college courses at their high school...

College Hosts Cultural Expo

By quovadis November 21, 2018

By Caitlyn David & Jasmine Montes Staff Writers MCC hosted a Cultural Expo on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 2-4 p.m. in College Center Cafeteria C. Many of The College’s cultural clubs were represented at the event, including the African Diaspora Club, overseen by Professor Victor Vega; the Caribbean Connection Club, overseen by Professor David Lipton; the French Club, overseen by Professor Brenda Cavanaugh and students Chiliano Cruz, Kayla Cuji, Quraiz Najmi, Julian Rengifo and Derrell Schenck; the Hindu Club, overseen by Professor Virender Kawal; the Hispanic Club, overseen by the  club’s president,...

Ode Hoppie Fills Director Position

By quovadis November 21, 2018

By Matthew Serraty Opinion Editor Ode Hoppie, formerly the assistant director of the Student Life office, was appointed to the director of Student Life. He has been a part of the Student Life office at The College since 2011 and oversees events being held on campus grounds, as well as any clubs or club meetings. He said when the position became available, he went through the process of submitting the job application and his resume and was finally given the position. He is originally from Brooklyn and attended school...

MCC Alumnus Faces Charges

By quovadis November 21, 2018

By Claudia Ugbana Managing Editor MCC graduate and former local university football player, Izaia Bullock, was arrested on charges of attempted double homicide and a fourth-degree offense of cyber harassment, on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and is currently being held at Middlesex County Adult Correction Center. According to nj.com, the 22-year-old college junior is being accused of attempting to murder his ex-girlfriend’s parents, and is now facing two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder. According to nj.com, court documents states that Bullock...

Board Considers Tuition Changes

By quovadis November 14, 2018

By Claudia Ugbana and John DeGregorio  Managing Editors President Proposes Tuition Decrease for High School Students The Board of Trustees will discuss lowering the tuition rate for local high school students who take MCC courses at their meeting at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 20. Interim President Mark McCormick said the tuition hearing scheduled as part of the Nov. 20 board meeting is not related to the regular per-credit tuition rate for students currently enrolled at MCC. McCormick said...

Student Life Hosts First Harvest Fest

By quovadis November 7, 2018

By Jasmine Montes Staff Writer The Student Life office hosted the first Harvest Fest event on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. in the quad. Activities at the event included alien laser tag, a bouncy house, hayrides and pumpkin picking. There were food trucks, live music, giveaways and a dance performance by the MCC dance club. Clubs and other organizations attended the event, including Blue Colt Radio, the Veterans Association, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Hispanic American...

MCC President Addresses White Supremacist Fliers on Campus this Year

By quovadis November 7, 2018

By Claudia Ugbana and John DeGregorio  Managing Editors Interim president Dr. Mark McCormick condemned the message of the national white supremacist group, Identity Evropa,  that posted fliers on campus in July and October, in a meeting with student press on Thursday, Nov. 1, because the group’s website promotes racial and religious separatism. Over the last 4 months, there have been some  incidents of Identity Evropa fliers being found by students. In July, there were two fliers found...