Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Nationwide, more than 800 higher-learning institutions restrict tobacco use, including many nearby.
Add George Washington University to the list of metro-area campuses--including Montgomery College and the University of Maryland--to snuff out smoking on campus as part of a nationwide movement, despite an outcry by some students. The GW campus was the scene of a smoke-in protest earlier this month after school officials decided to bar smoking from the DC campus, The Washington Post reported. Some GW students and faculty are blasting the decision, but school officials are unfazed. "No matter how much science we have to back up what we're saying, there will always be individuals who see this as a restriction on their freedom," GW anti-smoking advocate Julien Guttman told The Post. The school's efforts are the latest in a growing national …
Monday, October 8, 2012
With two local colleges looking at the National Labor College campus, can the county preserve the space for educational purposes?
Reports surfaced earlier this year about the National Labor College selling its Silver Spring campus. Now, a few months later, the bids for potential buyers are in, with Georgetown University and Montgomery College both setting their sights on the property. According to Washington Post, Georgetown wants to use the campus space for varsity sports, while Montgomery is looking for a simple expansion of their campus. According to Just Up The Pike, the Montgomery County planning board submitted recommendations to use the space as a research and development center that can create as many as 40,000 new jobs. However, in order for this plan to work they need an affiliated research institution and Georgetown University could be their solution--if …
Monday, September 17, 2012
A new program will work with black, Hispanic, low-income and first-generation college students at eight high schools in Montgomery County, including Montgomery Blair.
Hundreds of Montgomery County students from groups that are underrepresented in higher education—including African-American, Hispanic, low-income and students whose parents didn’t go to college—will receive extra attention next year to encourage college readiness. Montgomery County Public Schools partnered with Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove to create Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES), a program that will launch at Montgomery Blair, Albert Einstein, Gaithersburg, John F. Kennedy, Northwood, Rockville, Watkins Mill and Wheaton High Schools the 2013-2014 school year. Participating students will be identified by the school district in ninth grade and will receive “comprehensive interventions and …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
No idea what you’ll do for the weekend? Patch is coming to the rescue.
Check out our picks for activities, events, new bars, restaurant, and shops to explore! 1. JAZZ FRIDAY AT ZED'S CAFE Where/When: Zed’s Café, located at 8225 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring on Friday, April 13 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Why go: No better way to relieve the stress of the work week than getting into a smooth jazzy groove. Pricing: FREE 2. COMMUNITY YARD SALE IN FOUR CORNERS Where/When: Friday, April 21, 2012 at Lanark Way & Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD. The event goes from at 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Why go: Many of the 1,200 homes located between Sligo Creek Parkway, Dennis Avenue, University Boulevard, Colesville Road and Forest Glen Road will offer a variety of items - from household goods to furniture, children's clothing and …
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 …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
On the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus students and faculty recognize Black History Month with a variety of events.
If you are looking for events to celebrate during Black History 2012 in Montgomery County, look no further. Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus - located on 7600 Takoma Avenue - is hosting a variety of events including:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The victim was seen leaving with the three suspects.
Police are searching for two men who allegedly sexually assaulted a student at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College, MC Director of Emergency Planning Steve Maloney said in statement. The assault occurred Thursday around 2:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Services Center and was reported by a third party witness to the Office of Safety and Security at the college, the statement said. No weapons were reported to have been involved, but the victim left the campus with the three suspects, according to the statement. The descriptions of the accused suspects are as follows: Anyone with any information regarding the crime should contact Montgomery College Safety and Security (240-567-1600) or Takoma Park Police (…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Half price tickets with today’s Downtown Deal.
The Downtown Deal—for the Cultural Arts Center—offers a great deal on tickets. The Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus is presenting Suoni Belli: Instrumental Wonders of the Italian Baroque on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Normally priced at $30, you can get tickets to this concert, featuring violin virtuoso Risa Browder for $15! Montgomery College is located at 7600 Takoma Avenue. Call 301-650-1617 for more information. What will the next Downtown Deal be? Click “Start Following” at the top of this page and have the Downtown Deal delivered right to your in-box.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The economic decline has led to dramatic increases in enrollment in community college this fall.
First-time undergraduates looking to avoid high tuition costs and older workers trying to re-tool their skills in a tough economy are flooding Maryland's community colleges for the "distinct value" of an associate's degree, the institutions' leaders say. Almost every community college in the state has seen enrollment go up, said Robert Lynch, director of institutional research at Montgomery College. “Some of that is attributable to students coming back for training and programs that would enable them to fight the job market with a little more ammunition,” he said. According to Lynch, the biggest spike in enrollment at Montgomery College occurred between 2008-2009. In the fall of 2009, there were 26,147 students enrolled in fall credit …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Montgomery College is one of the first schools to partner up.
In the upcoming school year, Montgomery College students will take part in an initiative to build their skills for the workplace. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Governor Martin O’Malley, Discovery Communications’ President and CEO David Zaslav, Montgomery College’s President DeRionne P. Pollard, and local officials unveiled “Discover Your Skills” Tuesday at the Montgomery College Health and Sciences building in Silver Spring. The new partnership between Discovery Communications and Montgomery College is the first stop in a nationwide effort to forge a relationship between employers and community colleges. The college campus of about 60,000 students will have access to internships, guest lecturers, resume development from human …