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July 2, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Montgomery College Joins Stop Hate for Profit Coalition Against Facebook

Montgomery College is joining several other companies and organizations in suspending the use of paid Facebook advertisements in the Stop Hate for Profit Coalition for the month of July. The growing coalition is made up of civil rights organizations such as, the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, and Color of Change who are urging businesses to “hit pause […]

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June 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, June 11. 1.Congratulations Class of 2020: Individual MCPS virtual commencement ceremonies are happening all week, and some are taking place today. Click here to view the schedule. Individual school virtual commencement ceremonies are taking place this week! Check out the schedule and learn how […]

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June 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Wednesday, June 10. 1. Bethesda Streetery:  Several streets in Downtown Bethesda will be closed to traffic starting today for the “Bethesda Streetery,” an outdoor seating and curbside retail initiative. 2. Microenterprise Stabilization Program: The county’s Microenterprise Stabilization Program will begin taking applications today. It’s meant […]

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June 9, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Montgomery College to Host Virtual Race-Based Trauma Event

Montgomery College will host a virtual event, “Race-Based Trauma and Its Impact on Student College Persistence,” on Wednesday, June 10 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Throughout the event, students will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion with one another. The conversation will be led by African American students who will discuss their […]

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June 9, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council President Katz Set to Host Sixth Weekly Business Briefing Friday

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host the sixth in a series of online business briefings on the economic challenges the county faces due to the Covid-19 public health emergency. The next online briefing takes place Friday, June 12 at 12:30 p.m. and the focus is on the arts sector of the economy. Monica […]

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June 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Inspired Montgomery College Student Organizes Peaceful Protest in Olney

Franco Ortuno, an Olney resident and a Montgomery College student, attended his first protest ever at the Rio in Gaithersburg Monday. Like thousands of others around the country, Ortuno was protesting police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Ortuno found the protest so impactful, he organized his own peaceful protest along sidewalks in […]

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June 2, 2020 | Emma Shuster

New Montgomery College Scholarship Allows High School Graduates to Take Free Summer Course

A new Montgomery College scholarship will allow eligible 2020 Montgomery County Public Schools High School Graduates to take a summer course for free. The Raptor Ready Scholarship will provide tuition and fees for one course during the second summer session, beginning July 11. The student will also receive coverage for technology or educational supplies. Supplies […]

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June 2, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Montgomery College President Pollard Responds to Calls for Justice

In a recent email, Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard responded to the public outcry over the death of George Floyd. She emphasized MC is a community where everyone should feel safe as the college is made up of many diverse cultures. “Black Lives matter – Especially in this moment,” said Pollard. The community college […]

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May 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Watch: Fauci, General Powell to Speak at Montgomery College Commencement Ceremony

Montgomery College will celebrate the graduating class of 2020 with a virtual commencement ceremony Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m. College President DeRionne Pollard and Board of Trustees Chair Gloria Aparicio Blackwell will provide remarks. General Colin Powell, Dr. Anthony Fauci and NBA star Jerome Williams will offer their congratulations to the graduates. The commencement […]

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May 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery College to Continue Virtual Classes Through The Summer

Montgomery College summer classes will begin June 8 and will continue as offcampus distance learning with both live and self-paced sessions. According to school President DeRionne Pollard, the second summer session also will be conducted through distance learning. The fall sessions will begin online with the possibility of changing to onsite classes, depending on the […]

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