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Off the Shelf: True confessions from guilty pleasure readers

Shelley Peschel, Library staff

February 9, 2011


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Are you an educated individual who likes fantasy or magic? A law-abiding citizen fascinated by true crime? A mature adult that loves children’s fiction? A “manly man” that enjoys some “chick lit” or a “beach read” now and again? No worries. You are amongst friends. Today we celebrate...

State debt reduction efforts could impact college

Sarah Blaskey, Managing Editor

February 9, 2011


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The public sector prepares to face cuts as Gov. Scott Walker develops a plan to reduce the estimated $2- to $3-billion state deficit with a new budget that is to be unveiled at the end of the month.  Many assume that his proposal will include severe cuts to funding for higher education, further restricting...

Alternative textbooks: Online resources can lessen the cost of higher education

Sarah Blaskey, Managing Editor

February 9, 2011


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When students returned to their classrooms this semester, they said that one of their biggest headaches was textbook prices.  It is a sentiment shared by many across the country and some lobbyists and legislators are beginning to notice and take action. Textbook wholesale prices rose at more than...

Recyclemania, a framework for education and awareness

Cristalyne Bell, Editor in Chief

January 26, 2011


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The college continues its efforts toward campus sustainability through a four-week campaign to increase recycling and reduce landfill waste. The campaign is being called Recyclemania, but it’s slightly different than the annual 10-week competition among more than 500 colleges and universities. Unlike...

Protests held in Chicago brought attention to the Chinese governement’s continued human rights abuses in Tibet

Andrew Killgallon, Arts & Cultures Editor

January 26, 2011


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Hu Jintao, the president of China, recently visited Chicago as part of the first trip to the United States by a Chinese leader in 13 years. Local Tibetans took this appearance of Hu as an opportunity to protest the treatment of their homeland by the Chinese Government. On Jan 20, students from Madison...

Public Safety Report

Joe Steffen, Crime Prevention Team Leader

January 26, 2011


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What’s happening?  Madison College Public Safety Department responds to many calls for service.  However we would like to keep the college community informed.  Here are some of the notable incidents this month. On Jan. 2, Madison College Public Safety Officers discovered that a vehicle had los...

Campus Updates

Clarion staff

January 26, 2011


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Full steam ahead for Master Plan The construction phase of the Madison College Facilities Master Plan is scheduled to commence in July according to Facilities Director Mike Stark. Currently the college is in the approval and final design process. Although the renderings of the Allied Health Building ...

Off the Shelf: Words Matter

Virginia Bryan, Library staff

January 26, 2011


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A couple of weeks ago “Publishers Weekly” announced that a new edition of Mark Twain’s classic “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” would be coming out in February in which all instances of the “N” word would be replaced with “slave.” Last week in Tucson, Ariz., Congresswoman Gabrielle...

Student runs for seat on city council

Ryan Spoehr, News Editor

January 26, 2011


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Spencer White, a current Madison Area Technical College student, is running for a position on Madison’s city council. White is challenging Joe Clausius in the race for District 17, an area the covers much of the north and east sides of the city, including the Truax campus. This will be White’s first...

Eco-friendly education: Students learn to install solar panels in tropics

Sarah Blaskey, Managing Editor

January 26, 2011


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MASTATAL, COSTA RICA – Roosters blared their daily wake up calls as everyone downed their last sips of coffee.  Though it was early, the sun was already high in the sky. Birds and insects chirped, and the surrounding mountains disappeared into a distant fog.  A group of around 30 students, teachers,...

High tuition rates bring world-wide student response

Cristalyne Bell & Sarah Blaskey, Staff Writers

January 12, 2011


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As classes resume, students are again faced with the frustration of paying high tuition rates. Less governmental support for education due to the international economic crisis has led to budget cuts, tuition increases and privatization. For months students around the globe have been protesting for...

President’s Message

Dr. Bettsey Barhorst, Madison College President

January 12, 2011


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Welcome back or for those of you joining the college this semester, welcome. I hope you had a wonderful winter break. The spring semester is here (even though the weather doesn’t feel like it) and we’re gearing-up for a number of exciting things at the College. Building Plan Update We received an earl...

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