GRCC in the News: 10/19/10

Asking Grand Rapids the ‘Moral Ground’ question
The Rapidian | by Maryann Lesert (mlesert) on Monday Oct 11th, 2010

Do we have a moral or ethical responsibility to preserve the planet for the future?  This question is at the heart of a new book, “Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril,” and a series of town hall meetings taking place across the nation this fall.  On Tuesday, Oct. 26, Grand Rapids will host its own Moral Ground Town Hall meeting, led by the book’s editors, Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael Nelson (see sidebar – this event is free and open to the public).   (More)

Byron superintendent to Rick Snyder’s running mate: ‘Look to Kent County for how we get things done’
Published: Monday, October 18, 2010, 5:34 PM | Rick Wilson | The Grand Rapids Press

BYRON TOWNSHIP — State Rep. Brian Calley used a visit to West Michigan on Monday to do a little homework on how he and his running mate, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder, may be able to improve the state’s education system. […] Calley, R-Portland, represents the state House’s 87th District and is running for lieutenant governor alongside Snyder. He spent Monday morning touring the Health Science Academy, a joint venture between Grand Rapids Community College, Byron Center Public Schools and the Kent Intermediate School District.  (More)