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How tuition increases across Iowa colleges affect students

How tuition increases across Iowa colleges affect students

December 6, 2017 at 11:32 am 0 comments

Iowa’s two largest public colleges Iowa and Iowa State plan to raise in-state tuition 7 percent yearly for five years. This percent is added on to the tuition each year so instead of it just being an increase of 35 percent in five years it will actually be up toRead More

Capitalizing on body positivity

December 6, 2017 at 11:24 am 0 comments

Making a profit off of a social issue is no new concept. But recently it’s taken on huge proportions with brands like Aerie, Victoria Secret, Forever 21, and other fast fashion retailers. They offer size inclusivity and marketing to a wider range of customers. Refinery29’s Ana Colon pondered, “Can body-positiveRead More

Accounting class raises money for Doctors Without Borders

November 1, 2017 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

The Accounting Professionalism course at DMACC is raising money to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Joseph Mueller, President of the effort, had this to say about why they chose Doctors Without Borders. “I suggested we do Doctors Without Borders because several of our students in that class come from other countriesRead More

Boone professor’s “rant” goes viral

Boone professor’s “rant” goes viral

November 1, 2017 at 9:18 am 0 comments

Dr. Jane Martino, professor of psychology at the DMACC Boone campus, agreed to be interviewed about the recent viral video of her on the condition that I brought my kids along. As soon as my three sons and I walked in she was putting things into their hands and encouragingRead More

Director Karl Lindberg runs lines with five of the actors
photo by: Bailey Perkins

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown brings music to DMACC theatre

October 30, 2017 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

On Oct. 13, six DMACC actors put on the first performance of the Musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in the Black Box theatre in Building Five. This followed months of preparation from director Carl Lindberg, plus student cast and crew. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is aRead More

Des Moines columnist Rekha Basu

Exploring social justice and equality with Register’s Rekha Basu

October 18, 2017 at 10:16 am 0 comments

By Loretta McGraw, special to the Chronicle Rekha Basu, opinion columnist for the Des Moines Register, says the most negative responses she has received were in response to columns on interracial relationships, gay rights, and abortion rights. Sometimes Basu receives hate mail, particularly in response to controversial subjects. Readers tendRead More

Clubs looking for new members

Clubs looking for new members

October 11, 2017 at 11:49 am 0 comments

There are nearly 50 clubs and organizations on DMACC’s Ankeny Campus this semester. The benefits of joining one are immense: make new friends, find a subject you’re passionate about, network with staff and faculty… It’s time to get involved. Here are a few clubs on campus that are looking forRead More

Photo by: Barbra Fisher

Advice from a Trail Point novice

September 22, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

Did you know that if you take six credits or more you have access to free membership at Trail Point? As a person who fits into this criteria, I decided to check it out. Here’s what I learned: Signing up is shockingly easy. I just walked up looking confused andRead More