MCCA This Week: February 5


This Week
February 5, 2021


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Today's This Week is 556 words, about a 4.3–minute read.

U.S. Education News

  • The U.S. House of Representatives has voted not to allow Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) to join the House education committee, following a storm of controversy over her support for claims that school shootings were false flag operations or somehow staged. (Education Week)
  • Institutional leaders and communicators in central and advancement offices must re-engage stakeholders to redefine the value proposition for their colleges and universities — how they have adapted, how they will be different, and how they will sustain quality education in agile, hybrid, and even virtual environments. (Inside Higher Ed)
  • They’re back. Anonymous discussion apps are growing on some campuses—along with calls that they are leading to racist and toxic comments that harm students. (EdSurge)
  • Recording and sharing my in-person lectures was a small change in my teaching, but just a few weeks of it convinced me to make the practice permanent. (The Chronicle)

Missouri News

  • University of Missouri System employees may bring guns to campus, but they cannot fire the gun or bring explosives or other weapons to campus, the Western District Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. (KMOV)
  • Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service Director Dr. Randall Williams provided updates on the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. Individuals within Phase 1B - Tier 3 should get the vaccine later in the spring. (KOMU 8)
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College Headlines

  • The East Central College Library will be named to recognize the legacy — and memorialize — charter trustee, Donald Means. (ECC News)
  • For Norma Duncan, Ozarks Technical Community College’s Lincoln Hall represented much more than just an education. The school was on par with church and family in importance because it was the community’s hub. (OTC News)
  • Beginning this fall on the Clinton campus, State Fair Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program will be offered in a hybrid format in which a portion of the coursework is online. (SFCC News)
  • Twenty-two fourth-semester Three Rivers College nursing students and eight faculty members participated in Missouri’s first mass COVID-19 vaccination event on January 22, 2021. (TRC News)
  • To lift some of the financial burden off its students’ shoulders, St. Louis Community College will offer students emergency financial aid grants from a pool of $4.3 million received from the Education Stabilization Fund created as part of the federal 2021 CRRSA Act. (STLCC News)

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