Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Resolution calls the Dream Act a ‘step in the right direction’
In a show of support, the Montgomery County Board of Trustees voted unanimously to adopt a resolution endorsing the policies of the Maryland Dream Act. The trustee’s held the vote during its regular meeting on June 28. The resolution states: “… the College supports broader and easier access for all local students to higher education institutions than is provided by the Maryland Dream Act, the College nevertheless supports the Maryland Dream Act as a step in the right direction and as a foundation for additional access later” Petitioned to referendum, the Dream Act’s passage will be left to voters in November. The measure would provide in-state tuition rates to undocumented college students who met certain requirements. But opponents …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Bioscience Education Center in Germantown is part of Science and Technology Park.
(Updated June 28) Montgomery College Board of Trustees awarded nearly $60 million in contracts for work on its Bioscience Education Center, part of the Germantown campus’s work-in-progress technology hub. Bethesda-based Clark Construction Group won a $58.8 million bid for roadwork on Observation Drive; Lukmire Partnership in Alexandria, Va., was awarded a $1.2 million contract for construction administration for Bioscience Education Center work. The $88 million Bioscience Education Center is part of the Germantown campus’s Science and Technology Park, which will also house Holy Cross Hospital. The bids were approved during the board’s regular meeting on June 11. The bids are pending approval from Maryland General Services, a college …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Montgomery County would do well to encourage and educate students about mid-level positions if it wants to continue economic success, a panel of experts told the County Council Tuesday.
Montgomery County’s focus on sending students to four-year colleges and universities may be a misguided attempt to keep jobs and workers in the county, according to a panel of economic and workforce development experts. The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday met with the panel for a discussion about the future of Montgomery County's workforce and job opportunities. Responding to the points of Economist Stephen Fuller's presentation last fall, the panel told the council that the dynamic of the nation’s economy is changing. Pushing students to four-year college and beyond may not meet the needs of the county’s future employers, while encouraging mid-level opportunities and job training would be more successful. “Forty percent of the …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Montgomery County Council’s education committee will discuss the proposed construction budget for Montgomery College.
Montgomery County Council’s education committee on Monday will discuss the $332.5 million six-year construction budget County Executive Isiah Leggett proposed for Montgomery College, about $178 million less than what the college asked for. The County Executive’s proposed $4.2 billion capital budget reflects a spending increase of 4.2 percent. The County Council has until June 1 to make a final decision on the budget. Montgomery College asked the county for $510 million, which included several big-ticket projects at its Germantown campus. The college’s primary sources for construction funding come from the county revenue, county bonds and state aid. In an interview with The Gazette, Montgomery College President DiRonne Pollard reportedly …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The University of Maryland professor will discuss U.S. slavery from a global perspective.
Fulbright professor Ira Berlin will be the first scholar featured in Montgomery College’s fall speaker series, Athenaeum Symposia, which begins 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Globe Hall, at the community college's Germantown campus, 20200 Observation Drive. The free series features three lectures by scholars, artists and activists, Montgomery College spokespeople announced in a press release Friday. The second lecture will be given by Shakespearian performers Lise Bruneau and Marcus Kyd on Oct. 24. The third, scheduled for Nov. 2, features Lilly Ledbetter, the inspiration behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. For accommodations, please contact 240-567-7767 or 240-567-6967. Oct. 12 Ira Berlin, Slavery in the United States in Global …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Deadlines and an open house at MC Rockville's observatory keep academics on student's minds over the summer. An open house at The Universities at Shady Grove offers information on furthering your education.
It’s a midsummer day’s Crunch Time! Montgomery College is well into the Summer 1 session and Summer 2 classes have already begun — summer classes end Aug. 19. Here are a few deadlines and upcoming events students should consider: Other events:
Friday, May 13, 2011
This week marks the end of the Spring 2011 session at MC Germantown, which means graduation celebrations are just around the corner.
Spring session 2011 wraps up at the end of this exam week, and final grades from professors are due Thursday, May 19 --- you can view final grades for the spring session through My MC on Sunday, May 22. But as things come to a close, there are some things to look forward to on campus: That’s it for this week and Spring Semester at MC Germantown. Check back the first week of Summer 1 classes for updates on events, deadlines and happenings at MC Germantown campus.
Friday, May 6, 2011
This week classes are ending and exams are beginning at MC Germantown. MC Rockville is hosting an annual 'Student Honors Recital' tonight.
It’s Crunch Time! Welcome to another week’s Montgomery College Crunch Time for Germantown campus. Spring 2011 session has reached its end. Today is the last day of classes followed by next week’s exams, which start Monday. Looking for a way to relax before exams? Here are a few ideas: That’s it for this week at MC Germantown. Good luck with exams students and have a great summer! Be sure to check Patch for more on your local news throughout the summer.
Friday, April 29, 2011
This week at Montgomery College disability support services application for summer 1 is due, and MC Rockville is hosting 'Social Intelligence: What's it all about?"
Talk about crunch time --- there’s only a week of classes remaining until final exam week, so be sure to finish any remaining work. Although classes are almost over, Montgomery College, Germantown, has a couple of events this week: That’s it for this week at Montgomery College Germantown campus. Check back next week for more on events in another MC Crunch Time!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Events at MC Germantown this week include a "Poetry Slam", Fall 2011 registration opening and an open Student Senate meeting.
It’s Crunch Time! Welcome to another week’s Montgomery College Crunch Time for Germantown campus. Spring classes have two weeks left to go, followed by a week of exams, followed by Summer 2011! Keep those grades up students! Here’s what’s going on around campus: That’s it for events this week at Montgomery College Germantown campus, check back next week for another MC Crunch Time!