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V OLUMe 56, I SSUe 12 April 10, 2018 C OPYRIgHT @ M eSa C OMMUNITY C OLLege Check us out on social media! Pi Day Fundraiser pg. 2 MCC profressor takes Governing Board to court over the elimination of meet and confer MCC Sues District Board MCC muscles through weightlifting competition Alli Cripe MesaCC Legend The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Faculty Association filed a claim to sue the governing board over the elimination of meet and confer. “Meet and confer is a process that has been in effect at Maricopa for many decades,” Bob Grossfeld, spokesperson for the Mesa Community College (MCC) Faculty Association said. “For many decades faculty will meet with administration to discuss procedural issues. [The MCC Faulty Association] has been miscategorized as a union organization.” “For forty years we’ve been using meet and confer,” confirms Barry Vaughan, member of the Faculty Association and Philosophy teacher at MCC said. “Meet and confer is a collaborative process whereby parties come together, look at data, identify issues, jointly propose solutions and then agree to move forward with those solutions. It’s a problem-solving mechanism. That’s all it’s ever been.” After approximately 40 years of this system, the MCCCD governing board has decided to end meet and confer and upon request from the Mesa Legend, gave no reasoning. (See MCC pg. 5) Rob Steiner MesaCC Legend Health science club students at Mesa Community College (MCC) cash in on the sweat equity they have built all semester with a weight lifting competition. The health and wellness program use exercise and weight lifting as a main part of their curriculum. Students have been working all semester lifting weights and gaining strength to compete with no way to test themselves against others until now. As the day draws near, students look forward to challenging each other and striving to lift the highest weight. Members of the Health and Wellness club are organizing the competition. The event is open to all and will have three levels, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. “Anybody that knows about it can come down and get involved with it,” said Craig Nolan, faculty member in exercise science. The competition consists of three events, bench press, back squat, and dead lift. Each event costs $10 individually or $25 for all three. Spectators are welcome to attend for a $2 fee. The competition takes place on April 14. “It is all going to take place (See STRENGTH, pg. 13) Spring Dance Recital pg. 8 MCCCD announces new MCC President According to the Office of th Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Chancellor, a new College President has been selected for Mesa Community College (MCC), along with three other colleges. Dr. Richard Haney currently serves as interim president at the College of Lake County (CLC) in Grayslake, Illinois, since May 2017. In 2016, the college received the Charles Kennedy Equity Award from the Association of Community College Trustees for its work in advancing student success and diversity among students, faculty and staff. Prior to becoming the interim president, Dr. Haney served as the college’s Provost and provided leadership for both the Educational Affairs and Student Development divisions. He joined the College of Lake County in 1999 as dean of Business and Industry Services and served as the Assistant Vice President for Educational Affairs and Vice President for Educational Affairs prior to being named Provost. He received both his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. Dre Hoover working on her squats during class. (P hoto : R ob S teineR / MesaCC Legend ) (P hoto couRteSy of Mcccff)