The tuition for community colleges in the state of Maryland is set to rise by 5% in 2009; one of the colleges this will affect is Anne Arundel Community College, but people are not worried. Not all of the community colleges are raising their tuition prices; The Community College of Baltimore County is not raising their tuition price for in county residents which will remain at $90 per credit hour for full time students and $103 per credit hour. That is still more then Anne Arundel Community Colleges current rate which is $88 dollars per credit hour. The low price why when asked if she thought students would look at other education options Ms. Huellemeier a professor at Anne Arundel Community College said “No because I worked at other community colleges where tuition is much higher compared to AACC.” Students hope the price increase does not rise too much but if it does Jeff Parcher a current student at the community college said he still saved a large amount of money while attending Anne Arundel Community College. When ask if he would take advantage of President Obama’s plan that would let students do service hours and the government would pay for the students tuition Mr. Parcher responded, “No, I imagine all the service would add up to the amount of money I would make at my regular job.” Parcher’s mother who has a younger son looking at colleges said the tuition is so low compared to other colleges her son is looking at a small increase would still make Anne Arundel Community College cheaper. According to Anne Arundel Community College Fast Facts 2008-2009 if Mrs. Parcher’s son goes to Anne Arundel Community College they would be part of 31.6% of students that graduate high school in Anne Arundel County to attend Anne Arundel Community College
Yesterday at 12:00 a.m. Jaine Henderson the executive director of Maryland Citizens Against Execution held a press conference for students at Anne Arundel Community College answering questions about the new death penalty bill. The organization welcomes the new bill that was recently past, to help prevent wrongful execution, Henderson said. By requiring biological evidence, video tape confession, or video tape of the crime, but the organization still wants the death penalty repealed, Henderson said. Henderson clamed that execution was a costly process that took three times as much money as life in prison. She said that 186 million dollars over a 20 year period and most of the people that go through the process are never executed. There have only been five executions in Maryland in the past 30 years but she complained that there is juridical and racial bias. Four out of five people who have been on death row have killed white victims when 82% of murder victims are black Henderson said.
PEOPLE ARE GATHERING IN THE ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAFETERIA TODAY TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY. IN THE CAFETERIA MANY DIFFERENT CLUBS SET UP TABLES TO HELP PROMOTE EARTH DAY. NOTABLY THE ENTREPRENEURS CLUB WAS COLLECTING OLD PRINTER CARTRIDGES TO BE RECYCLED. THEY ARE GOING TO BE EXCHANGED FOR A RAFLE TICKET WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A BEST BUY GIFT CARD. THE BIOLOGY CLUB WAS ALSO THERE GIVING AWAY BLACK EYED SUSANS. THEY ALSO BROUGHT SPOTTED SALAMANDERS AND A MOCK ECOSYSTEM.
Volunteer fire chief Charles “Buck” Clough Jr. died today on his way to put out a fire in a home.
The home is on the main street of the Eastern Shore town of Sudlersville. The call came from the home at around 7 p.m. He road his pick up truck to the home when his truck slipped off the road and crashed into trees.
Today is the two year anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre that took place on April 16, 2007. 4,300 people came to Virginia Tech to run in a 3.2 mile race in honor of 32 students that were killed by student Seung Hui-Cho. Many of the students that were injured in the massacre ran in the race.