ECC Prepares for Accreditation Hearing

Jennifer Somers | Editor During a visit to campus in October of 2017, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) found that East Central College did not meet the criteria required to maintain accreditation and recommended that the college be placed on probationary status. The HLC is ECC’s regional accrediting agency. The organization accredits degree-granting postsecondary educational … Continue reading ECC Prepares for Accreditation Hearing

Widespread Flu Activity Interferes with Blood Donations

Amanda Straight | Reporter One crisis leads to another, and this flu season is proving it. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that this season is measuring up to the severe 2014-2015 epidemic, and it’s taking its toll on the nation’s blood supply. As one of the first of the 48 states … Continue reading Widespread Flu Activity Interferes with Blood Donations

New SGA President Offers Voice of Change

Adam Fitts | Reporter Michail Ratcliff, East Central College's first openly gay Student Government Association President, wants to help people while staying true to himself. “If I can’t be authentic to myself, then I can’t be a good leader,” Ratcliff said. Ratcliff is the new SGA President as of the Spring 2018 semester but has … Continue reading New SGA President Offers Voice of Change

ECC Students, Faculty Share Poems at Annual Poetry Reading

Jennifer Somers, Editor | The annual ECC Student Invitational Poetry Reading, hosted by Joshua Stroup, took place on Tues., Nov. 21. ECC English faculty and tutor Raphael Maurice, whose book of poetry is expected to release in January of 2018, was featured as a guest poet. More of Maurice’s work will be featured at the … Continue reading ECC Students, Faculty Share Poems at Annual Poetry Reading

Right-to-work Divides Missouri Workforce

Jennifer Somers, Photo editor According to the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, 28 states have passed right-to-work legislation, including Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Texas, Kentucky, Arkansas and Michigan. As of Feb. 6, Missouri is the newest addition to the list. The right-to-work bill, also referred to as Senate Bill 19 (SB 19), became law … Continue reading Right-to-work Divides Missouri Workforce