I was sitting in the student union one day near the start of this semester, probably eating chili.   Next thing I turn around and noticed a large, flat-screen television hoisted on the wall above the ATM.  This seemed like quite an upgrade of technology and it piqued my curiosity.  Then a few weeks later I saw one in the Academic Resource Center.  It turns out they’re a multi-functional educator.  They’re called Electronic Dispatch for Emergency and Academic Notices.  I probably would have given it a name you didn’t need to look at ten times before writing it down.  Perhaps ‘MCC News Television’, or even easier ‘MCC TV.’  Nonetheless, these EDEAN machines let the students know simple things like the time, weather, news articles from around the world and MCC sporting events.  They also inform students of emergencies like hurricanes and other important information for our lives.
  Now that I have imparted one more quirk about MCC Venice to you, I will leave you one last tidbit: the cafe doesn’t serve soup anymore.  You have to wait until next winter… and I miss the chili.