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ECC announces continued virtual education in the spring

Hadley Corbett and Lukas Munoz
October 28, 2020

Elgin Community College announced in an email to all of its faculty, staff, and students on Sep. 24 plans for the upcoming semester: “... to prioritize the health and safety of ECC students, faculty and staff, the spring 2021 semester will be structured...with the majority of courses being delivered online.”   Maegan Steinbrenner, a dual credit student at ECC in her last year of high...

Preferred names and pronouns to come to ECC’s systems in the spring

Hadley Corbett, Editor in Chief
October 26, 2020

Elgin Community College’s transgender and gender nonconforming students are currently unable to indicate their preferred name and pronouns on D2L, the programming system the college uses to conduct all of its virtual classes.  Currently, D2L profile names reflect those on the official class roster which is connected to the student'ss legal name on all of their records at ECC.   The campus...

How is ECC dealing with in-person classes?

Evan Kuhn, Staff Writer
October 12, 2020

With the start of the Fall 2020 semester, the majority of Elgin Community College’s classes are being administered in a virtual setting. However, some art and science lab courses require students to be present in person. As a result, the campus is taking safety precautions in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Joel Peck teaches printmaking and drawing at ECC. As a professor, he faces many...

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