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WEMU News
8:08 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Ann Arbor Rotary Offers Scholarship

Credit annarborrotary.org

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.

The "Service before Self" scholarship awards $1,250 toward fall and winter tuition. 

The application process includes writing a 250-word essay on how the applicant has served others in school or in their community.  The deadline for applying is June 10th.

Find out more about the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and how to apply for the scholarship:

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Education
2:30 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Faculty Vote No Confidence In President, Washtenaw Community College Trustees Still Support Bellanca

Washtenaw Community College faculty has overwhelmingly approved a no confidence vote for the school's president, but she still has the support of trustees.    

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the no confidence vote taken by Washtenaw Community College faculty on President Rose Bellanca.

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Community
5:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Homegrown Local Food Summit On Monday

Credit Courtesy Photo / HomeGrown Local Food Summit

This year's Homegrown Local Food Summit will focus on many cultures one movement.  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.   

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WEMU News
7:55 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

WCC Launching Honors Program

Credit wccnet.edu

Starting this fall Washtenaw Community College will have an honors program.

Bill Abernathy is the Interim Vice President of Instruction at Washtenaw Community College.  He believes the program will prepare students well for rigorous upper level university courses.

"The courses themselves are going to be more intensive," Abernathy said. "They're writing-intensive, they have critical thinking components built in, more so than most classes."

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Dream Act
11:17 am
Tue December 10, 2013

EMU Student Government Pushes for In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Clerk Eden Zimak watches as Student Body President Desmond Miller signs Senate Resolution 100-09 to formally state that the student body of Eastern Michigan University supports our Board of Regents in the decision to grant in-state tuition to undocumented students.
Credit Courtesy photo / EMU Student Government

Eastern Michigan University's Student Government wants undocumented students living in Michigan to qualify for in-state tuition rates. 

Under the current system they must pay out-of-state rates that cost $15,500 more per year.

EMU Student Body President Desmond Miller says that's not fair.

The University of Michigan and Washtenaw Community College have already changed their policies to allow qualified undocumented students to pay in-state rates. 

EMU's Board of Regents plans to discuss loosening the qualifications for in-state tuition at tomorrow's meeting.

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Local News
6:13 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

WCC Hosts House Subcommittee Hearing

Democratic State Representative Jeff Irwin of Ann Arbor listens to testimony
Credit Bob Eccles

Washtenaw Community College hosted a hearing of the Michigan House Community College Subcommittee on Appropriations Monday afternoon.


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. 

She also thanked the panel for a proposed two-and-a-half percent increase in funding for community colleges.

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Education
3:50 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

WCC Goes Textbook-Free In Pilot Program

Credit wccnet.edu

Washtenaw Community College is the first community college in Michigan to put a textbook-free learning program in place. 

The Kaleidoscope Project uses open educational resources - basically online textbooks - to help make higher education more affordable. 

Linda Blakey is WCC's Vice-President of Student and Academic Services.  She says the fall semester will be WCC's first time participating in the program, but the Kaleidoscope Project is in its second year.

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Environment
9:26 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Issues of the Environment: Waste Reduction at WCC

This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU examines Washtenaw Community College's efforts to reduce, recycle, and now, compost.  Our guest is WCC's Facilities Maintenance Manager, Barry Wilkens.

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Washtenaw Community College
9:09 am
Mon April 1, 2013

WCC Students Get Chance at Tuition Break

Washtenaw Community College students who act quickly enough won't have to pay more for classes next fall.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
8:23 am
Wed March 27, 2013

WCC Faculty Protests VP Firing

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.  Faculty members spoke out at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting in the wake of the dismissal of Vice-President for Instruction, Stuart Blacklaw.  

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