Six File for Junior College Board

With filing for local tax district offices having closed Monday, we can look at who is running for what office. McHenry County College saw five people file for Trustee on Monday: Diane Evertsen, Harvard David Schenk, Marengo Thomas Allen, Lakewood … Continue reading

Conservative MCC Students Host Presidential Debate Party

Conservative students at McHenry County College? Who knew? I only get press releases from the student peace coalition. But I learn on Monday the College Conservatives’ Club sponsored a Presidential Debate Party at MCC. College Conservatives Chris Wood, Josh Chapel … Continue reading

Report on Cooperation Between MCC and U of I’s Engineering Program

The following shows up in the report about McHenry County College’s August Committee of the Whole meeting: Dr. [Clinton] Gabbard reported on the Engineering Pathways Partnership with the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign; 20 applications were received for the first cohort. … Continue reading

24% of New Students at MCC Fail at Least One Course

A couple of years ago, I heard a story on NPR’s “Fresh Air” about how a Brooklyn community college had increased passage rates significantly by instituting a program called “Success Coaches.” An advisor was assigned to follow individual students through … Continue reading

Biography of Cal Skinner, Sr. – Part 7 – Running for County Auditor, Precinct Committeeman, Calling the Meeting that Led to McHenry County College Copy

In honor of the anniversary of my father’s 100 birth year, I continue this series about his life: In 1963, my mother and I attended the Illinois Crime Commission’s summer hearings held in the old county board room at what … Continue reading

Costs and Benefits of Expanding MCC Facilities

From Lakewood bond analysis Steve Willson: The Most Basic Question About the MCC Capital Project All of the arguments made by administration at MCC to justify the science labs/health careers labs project fail to address THE most fundamental question: Will … Continue reading

Cost to Record MCC Meetings

Comment has been made about how costly it is to record public meetings. The College uses UStream to stream/archive video at board meetings (Committee of the Whole and Regular Board of Trustees Meeting). This cost is approximately $99/month for this … Continue reading