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Movie, shoe recycling celebrate Earth Day

Ryan Spoehr, News Editor

April 13, 2011


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Earth Day may come once a year, but this year the opportunity is there to celebrate it twice. Earth Day events at the college are being pushed up to April 19 to accommodate the Good Friday holiday. Madison College Sustainability Alliance (MESA) is partnering with United Common Ground and the Madison...

Patients’ families will have a place to call home in Middleton

Cristalyne Bell, Editor in Chief

April 13, 2011


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On slow days in the cafeteria, it is not out of place to see 52-year-old Rose Clearmont dancing to the radio playing in the background while she works as a cashier. Her cheery smile and friendly conversation are contagious to passersby. If she doesn’t love her job, or ever has bad days, it is doubtful...

Public Safety Report

Joe Steffen, Crime Prevention Team Leader

April 13, 2011


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What’s happening? Madison College Public Safety Department responds to many calls for service. Accordingly, we would like to keep the college community informed. Here are some of the notable incidents this month. On March 17, Madison College Public Safety Officers removed a disorderly individual w...

President’s Message

Dr. Keith Cornille, Vice President for Student Development

April 13, 2011


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We’ve been hearing a lot about state budget cuts recently, but what does it all mean for the College and you? In a nutshell, we’re facing a $10.3 million budget shortfall for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The College is expected to lose $5 million dollars in state funding and another $5.3 million through...

Library can help you mark Earth Day

Debbie Deakin, Library staff

April 13, 2011


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The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.  The founder of this observance, which has since evolved into an annual event of global reach, was Wisconsin’s own Gaylord Nelson. Nelson was born and raised in Clear Lake, Wisconsin. From an early age he showed an appreciation for nature and...

Off the Shelf: Learn about labor at the library

Kelley Minica, Library Staff

March 30, 2011


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Have you been asking yourself lately what thousands of sign-carrying people are doing down at the Capitol? What’s all this talk about unions and collective bargaining? What, if anything, does it have to do with you? Whether it’s the topic for your next paper or you’d just like to be more informed,...

Students go to Florida, New York for alternative break service project

Ryan Spoehr, News Editor

March 30, 2011


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Students embarked on a unique experience for their spring break. Two separate student groups went on trips to New York and the Everglades. After applying, attending an interview and then attending a presentation, students were allowed to go on the trip. There were 13 students that went to New York...

Crisis Mode: State legislation causes budget gap for college

Sarah Blaskey, Managing Editor

March 30, 2011


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Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed biennium budget for 2011-2013 slashes funding for state technical colleges by $35.8 million each year and freezes tax levies at the current dollar amount. This puts significant financial strain on the 16 state technical colleges that are scrambling to absorb the cuts. Madison...

My Story: Fighting racism for the first time

Brenda Gonzalez, Staff writer

March 30, 2011


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As an immigrant you are bound to experience discrimination. I was just not expecting to face it at such a young age with no defenses to protect me. One elevator ride introduced me to that intolerance. My mother, as the housekeeping manager, gets the chance to stay for a weekend every year as a guest...

17th District race has student challenging incumbent

Ryan Spoehr, News editor

March 30, 2011


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In the race for the 17th District for Madison city council, incumbent Joe Clausius is being challenged by Madison Area Technical College student Spencer White. Madison College is near the center of both campaigns. White is passionate about his school and what it has done for him, not only academically,...

How to vote

Clarion staff

March 30, 2011


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VOTE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 5  Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have any questions about whether you need to register, the information you need to register, your polling place, or any other concerns or questions, contact your municipal clerk (see below) before you go to register and/or vote. The...

Economy is primary focus of both mayor candidates

Ryan Spoehr, News Editor

March 30, 2011


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Dave Cieslewicz and Paul Soglin have found themselves dueling again for the Madison mayoral office as they did in 2003 when Cieslewicz narrowly beat Soglin to become mayor. Now, Cieslewicz is running as incumbent and Soglin is challenging again for his third stint as mayor. Soglin became mayor at...

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