washtenaw community college http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor Rotary Offers Scholarship http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-rotary-offers-scholarship <p>The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor wants to help a student who graduated from a high school in Ann Arbor - public or private - attend Washtenaw Community College.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The "Service before Self" scholarship awards $1,250 toward fall and winter tuition.&nbsp;</p><p>The application process includes writing a 250-word essay on how the applicant has served others in school or in their community.&nbsp; The deadline for applying is June 10th.</p><p>Find out more about the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and how to apply for the scholarship:</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:08:17 +0000 Bob Eccles & Taylor Pinson 46869 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Rotary Offers Scholarship Faculty Vote No Confidence In President, Washtenaw Community College Trustees Still Support Bellanca http://wemu.org/post/faculty-vote-no-confidence-president-washtenaw-community-college-trustees-still-support <div>Washtenaw Community College faculty has overwhelmingly approved a no confidence vote for the school's president, but she still has the support of trustees. &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:30:29 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45273 at http://wemu.org Homegrown Local Food Summit On Monday http://wemu.org/post/homegrown-local-food-summit-monday <div>This year's Homegrown Local Food Summit will focus on many cultures one movement. &nbsp;The summit is Monday at Washtenaw Community College with a potluck and a screening of a film about Grace Lee Boggs one of the headliners for the event on Sunday. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:00:36 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43513 at http://wemu.org Homegrown Local Food Summit On Monday WCC Launching Honors Program http://wemu.org/post/wcc-launching-honors-program <p>Starting this fall Washtenaw Community College will have an honors program.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:55:40 +0000 Taylor Pison 43464 at http://wemu.org WCC Launching Honors Program EMU Student Government Pushes for In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students http://wemu.org/post/emu-student-government-pushes-state-tuition-undocumented-students <p>Eastern Michigan University's Student Government wants undocumented students living in Michigan to qualify for in-state tuition rates.&nbsp;</p><p>Under the current system they must pay out-of-state rates that cost $15,500 more per year.</p><p>EMU Student Body President Desmond Miller says that's not fair.</p><p>The University of Michigan and Washtenaw Community College have already changed their policies to allow qualified undocumented students to pay in-state rates.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:17:50 +0000 Bob Eccles 38763 at http://wemu.org EMU Student Government Pushes for In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students WCC Hosts House Subcommittee Hearing http://wemu.org/post/wcc-hosts-house-subcommittee-hearing <p>Washtenaw Community College hosted a hearing of the Michigan House Community College Subcommittee on Appropriations Monday afternoon.</p><p><br>WCC President Rose Bellanca told the subcommittee that it would be helpful if the state would help community colleges pay for developmental programs for students who aren't quite ready for college.&nbsp;</p><p>She also thanked the panel for a proposed two-and-a-half percent increase in funding for community colleges.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 22:13:27 +0000 Bob Eccles 29658 at http://wemu.org WCC Hosts House Subcommittee Hearing WCC Goes Textbook-Free In Pilot Program http://wemu.org/post/wcc-goes-textbook-free-pilot-program <p>Washtenaw Community College is the first community college in Michigan to put a textbook-free learning program in place.&nbsp;</p><p>The Kaleidoscope Project uses open educational resources - basically online textbooks - to help make higher education more affordable.&nbsp;</p><p>Linda Blakey is WCC's Vice-President of Student and Academic Services.&nbsp; She says the fall semester will be WCC's first time participating in the program, but the Kaleidoscope Project is in its second year.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 19:50:01 +0000 Bob Eccles 29049 at http://wemu.org WCC Goes Textbook-Free In Pilot Program Issues of the Environment: Waste Reduction at WCC http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-waste-reduction-wcc <p>This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU examines Washtenaw Community College's efforts to reduce, recycle, and now, compost.&nbsp; Our guest is WCC's Facilities Maintenance Manager, Barry Wilkens.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:26:17 +0000 David Fair 27588 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Waste Reduction at WCC WCC Students Get Chance at Tuition Break http://wemu.org/post/wcc-students-get-chance-tuition-break <p>Washtenaw Community College students who act quickly enough won't have to pay more for classes next fall.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:09:39 +0000 Andrew Cluley 27491 at http://wemu.org WCC Faculty Protests VP Firing http://wemu.org/post/wcc-faculty-protests-vp-firing <p>The President of Washtenaw Community College and school's faculty agree that better communication is needed at the school, but how to achieve that remains a question.&nbsp; Faculty members spoke out at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting in the wake of the dismissal of Vice-President for Instruction, Stuart Blacklaw. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:23:57 +0000 Andrew Cluley 27308 at http://wemu.org