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Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in News | 0 comments

As students begin completing projects, papers and theses, the Student Government Association (SGA) has been prepping to provide students with opportunities to relieve stress. The Campus Life Committee has been hard at work, under the leadership of Junior Class President Allison Aguado and Junior Class Vice-President Ariel Kaylor, preparing stress balls to be distributed during the biannual finals breakfast. In addition, therapy dogs are planned to make an appearance as those are always well received by our students. In addition, Aguado took notes during the fireside chat with Dean Tucker and Dean Wells. The biggest topic of discussion was the implementation of May term and how it will affect the class of 2019 specifically. The question being: How will replacing J-Term effect juniors who are still required to complete an ethics course next year? Many students have traditionally taken...

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Maryville College sends TISL representatives

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) has been one of Maryville College’s up-and-coming annual events. Students participate in Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge (AMC3),  the Legislature, Lobbying, and media, where they compete with colleges and universities from all across Tennessee. Maryville’s AMC3 team included students Jacob Williams, Ciara Humphrey, Beau Branton and Carson Clark. The legislature participants were Josh Anderson as Chief Clerk of Senate and Tristan Leslie as a Senator. I was the lobbying CEO for the Disability and Diversity firm. Nichole Kitts was involved in Media. “Law is something that’s always been interesting to me as a potential career choice, so I decided it’d be worth it to see if it was still something I was interested in after doing a ‘trial run,’” Ciara Humphrey said. TISL is a good way to find out whether or not you...

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Bittersweet Goodbyes

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In the coming days, Maryville College will say goodbye to two of its sweetest staff. After years of service to this acclaimed academic institution, both Ms. Mary Anne Frost, the administrative assistant for the division of behavioral sciences, and Mrs. Carolyn Potter, the administrative assistant for the division of humanities, are retiring. These ladies  are undeniably so much more than their long titles afford. First, I visited Mrs. Carolyn Potter and, while she was obviously busy, she had no hesitation in meeting with me. Her calm Aussie accent added to a soothing presence that has happily provided counsel to students and colleagues alike in past years. There was also an apparent uniqueness within the woman, and soon it was clear that her kind exterior was not the only characteristic deserving recognition. Potter is also one of the most multifaceted...

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A rose by any other name… is still questionable tax reform

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in News | 0 comments

There has been a lot of recent discussion about the Republican’s new tax bill, the largest overhaul to tax reform in almost 30 years, which passed in the House of Representatives earlier this month. As a student, I have found the controversy surrounding the proposed cuts to loan tax deductions, among other changes to tuition credits, troubling. However, my major is in history and secondary education, not economics, so I found myself doing a rather extensive amount of reading on the topic. While many people seem to find the new changes alarming, there are a few advocates for the new changes. However, I found the information I gleaned from researching the new bill to be  unsettling to say the least. To begin with, the GOP wants to combine three separate tax cuts for higher education expenses into one, eliminating...

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Maryville College professor runs for State House

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Dr. Jay Clark, Adjunct Professor of Biology at Maryville College, recently launched his election campaign for state representative of the 8th district of Tennessee in the 2018 election. He is currently unopposed running on the Democratic party ticket while the Republican ticket already holds five people jockeying to be the candidate for their party. Clark held a small meeting in the Center for Campus Ministry at Maryville College on Thursday in which a few students and other supporters came out to meet him and learn his positions on various issues that a voter may deem important. In regards to healthcare, he supported Insure Tennessee, a bill which would’ve expanded healthcare to several thousand uninsured Tennesseans, which didn’t pass the state legislature. Clark says that healthcare should be a right for all Americans. In terms of education, he said that...

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SGA newsletter

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Maryville College Student Government Association (SGA) is always striving to create a campus atmosphere where students feel welcome at his or her home away from home. SGA understands that Maryville College students have a wide variety of interests and hobbies, and we are always excited to approve new student organizations that give busy students something about which to become passionate. Recently, SGA had the privilege of approving “Athletes for Change” as a new Chartered Organization, from their previous Interest Group. This means that they will now receive a budget each year from SGA. Athletes for Change promotes diversity between athletes and non-athletes alike by raising money for various charities throughout the year. Athletes for Change holds weekly meetings in the campus Multicultural Center that are open to everyone on campus. An SGA committee, Campus Life, will be adding...

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