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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2010
Taj Mustafa was taking a simulated drive when he ran over a "pedestrian" attempting to cross the street on his green light. The Anne Arundel Community College sophomore didn't react in time to the imagery because he was talking on his real cell phone. "That poor woman! Dude, you killed her," shouted AACC freshman Patrick Finn, standing with a group of students who observed Mustafa, 19, take part in a simulator experience on Friday that was designed to demonstrate the effects of cell phone usage on driving ability.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2010
Jill Biden, educator and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, visited Anne Arundel Community College on Wednesday to offer support for the institutions she calls "one of America's best-kept secrets" and announce the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges, slated for Oct. 5. "The president has asked us to make America aware of how great community colleges are," said Biden, a full-time English teacher in the Northern Virginia Community College...
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2010
Howard Community College, Anne Arundel Community College and University of Maryland, Baltimore County have been named among the best colleges in the nation at which to work, according to a study by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The three local schools were among 97 recognized, having earned a spot in at least one of 12 categories that the national publication used to determine an exceptional college workplace. The Chronicle, which released the results Monday in its third annual report, "The Academic Workplace," said that 43,000 employees (including 20,000 faculty members)
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2010
When Stacie Kellermann, a babysitter of seven years' standing, showed up at a job recently, she rediscovered one of the basics of her trade. No matter how long you've been at it, they'll test you. The two parents had headed out to dinner, leaving her the house keys, a few ground rules and authority over their daughter, 8, and son, 7. She entertained and fed them as usual. But when bedtime rolled around, the little girl had a surprise. "We each get a Hershey bar at night," she said.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2010
It would be a disaster, Paul Vinette figures, to read from PowerPoint slides when he teaches his introduction to psychology class this fall at Anne Arundel Community College. Students might tolerate a droning lecture at 2 p.m. But at 2 a.m.? No, that's not a typo. Vinette will teach a psychology class from midnight to 3 a.m. Thursdays this fall. It's the latest, and perhaps most drastic, example of the steps community colleges are taking to deal with rapid increases in demand.
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September 27, 2009
Language classes The Center for World Languages at Anne Arundel Community College offers comprehensive eight-course sequenced foreign language instruction in nine languages. These no-credit, continuing-education language series are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The center is offering classes at the Arnold campus and the Arundel Mills facility from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. two nights a week. Depending on the language, sessions run for six weeks; more time is allotted for the Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Russian courses.
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September 9, 2009
Joseph Blackwell, Arundel, football In his first game as a Wildcat, Blackwell gained 257 yards and scored four touchdowns as No. 3 Arundel defeated Anne Arundel County foe and No. 6 Old Mill, 34-27. Blackwell, a running back who transferred last winter from Archbishop Spalding, carried the ball 28 times for 174 yards and one touchdown and caught five passes for 83 yards and three touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior, who hopes to play Division I Football Bowl Subdivision college football, has a 3.8 grade-point average and is considering a pre-med major.
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