In July of 2006 MCTC political science professor Lena Jones traveled to Somalia to commemorate the start of a sister relationship with Puntland State University in Garoway, Somalia. The delegation Jones traveled with consisted of six people, including MCTC graduate Abdurashid Ali.
On Wednesday, November 1, the Greater Minnesota Day Care Association closed. The GMDCA had worked as an intermediary between M.C.T.C. students and state provided childcare grants, and as a result of their ending of operations, students with children lost access to around $70,000 in funding.
MCTC – On October 3rd and 4th the annual Nobel Conference was hosted at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota for the 42nd year in a row. Professor Parke Kunkle, as he has almost every year since 1970, attended the conference as an observer, there to soak up the “intellectual surrounding” and encourage students to do the same.
M.C.T.C. kicked off its new biotechnology program this semester. Biotechnology is a science that uses cells and biological molecules for making advances in human and animal health, agriculture and food production, and also manufacturing sustainable environmental management.
Secretary of State-elect Mark Ritchie’s talk in the Helland Center on Monday, November 20, advertised as “The Politics of Sustainability,” covered a range of subjects from election protection to non-partisanship, all while mostly ignoring the purported topic.