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Colleges strive to support diversity on campus

Mouna Algahaithi, News Editor

April 20, 2016

As college students, we understand the importance of incorporating and celebrating diversity on campus. At most colleges, students are invited to attend cultural potlucks, foreign music concerts, or ethnic dance performances at least once during their college experience. The issue we see plaguing colleges...

Student senator pleads her case to keep DTEC

Jessica Grimes, Student Senate

April 20, 2016

The capital borrowing plan total for 2016-2017 school year is $25.4 million. Yet the Madison College administration claims that the college cannot afford $30 million worth of upgrades for Downtown Education Center that many believe are not entirely necessary. According to assessments done by the...

Campus changes

The final days of West Campus at 302 S. Gammon Road are approaching.

Kimberly Michal, Copy Editor

April 20, 2016

Madison College’s District Board will likely decide the fate of the Downtown Campus and a proposed expansion of the South Campus during its May 4 meeting. During the District Board’s April 6 meeting, Dr. Jack E. Daniels III offered his recommendations for those campuses. His recommendations...

Yik Yak on campus: Safe space to vent or forum for hate?

Evan Bush, The Seattle Times / Tribune News Service

January 20, 2016

At the center of a hate speech incident at Western Washington University during the fall semester was an anonymous-posting app many students use and many parents may not know about: Yik Yak. It was the latest in a string of events across the country that have students, activists and administrators...

Public Safety Announcement Oct. 28, 2015

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Sgt. Joe Steffen

October 28, 2015

Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community.  Here are some of the notable incidents from this past month. On Oct. 7, Public Safety Officers took a report of a theft of a backpack. Officers are investigating the theft but...

New effort begins to curb sexual violence

Mary Joan Nastri, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

On Jan. 2014, the White House Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault published a report titled, “Not Alone,” for colleges and universities in an effort to confront the multiple incidences of sexual violence on campuses. According to the Wisconsin Coalition of Sexual Assault (WCASA) organization in...

Student experiment puts disinfectants to the test

Fran Wiedenhoeft & Michael Klein, Staff Writers

December 4, 2012

Everywhere you look and everything you touch is crawling with organisms, even your own hands. Some are harmful and make us sick, like E. Coli strain 0175:H7. Others help us out, like the E. Coli that lives in our gut that helps us digest food and absorb vitamins. Good organisms also help keep the bad...

Public safety report for Dec. 5, 2012

Joe Steffen, Crime Prevention Team Leader

December 4, 2012

What’s happening?  Public Safety officers respond 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 Nov. 28 Public Safety officers responded to a disturbance at the Commercial Avenue campus involving a...

Campus updates for Dec. 5, 2012

Clarion Staff

December 4, 2012

LoseIt! Weight loss challenge A free 6-week weight-loss challenge will be held by Madison College from Jan. 30 – March 13. All students, employees, retirees and significant others are encouraged to join. For more info, go to   Registration now requires further ve...

Unity walk

Unity walk

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

September 14, 2011

Ten years to the day after one of the most tragic and horrific moments of this country's history took place, the Volunteer Center organized a "Unity Walk" to help raise money for the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. Jason Wiedenhoeft, advisor of the Volunteer Center, and Hannah Storck, executive director,...

Cuts impact child care nutrition program

Cuts impact child care nutrition program

Kait Vosswinkel, Clarion Copy Editor

September 14, 2011

Politics in Wisconsin have made international news over the past few months. The financial battle over budget cuts has had far-reaching consequences affecting each of our citizens. Unfortunately, deep budget cuts to the education system have affected public workers in more ways than one. The Child...

Commuter Fair shows transportation options

Ashley Salmon, Clarion News Editor

September 14, 2011

Many students live too far to bike or walk to school since on-campus housing is not available. There are several opportunities for alternative transportation to get to school. The college even has methods of its own, which were highlighted at a recent Commuter Fair, held by Student Senate. At this...

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