GRCC in the News: 10/23/10-10/25/10

Twin college presidents’ teams do battle on the gridiron
Chicago Daily Herald | By Erin Brooks

They look the same. They talk the same. They chose the same career, and have identical job titles.  But they root for different college football teams. Identical twin brothers Kenneth and Steven Ender are the presidents of Harper College in Palatine and Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Mich. They watched their teams go head to head Saturday in the second annual Twin Bowl the aptly named matchup that takes the duo’s sibling rivalry to the gridiron.  (More)

Harper, Grand Rapids football meet in Twin Bowl
Article updated: 10/21/2010 01:07 PM | Chicago Daily Herald

Saturday’s gridiron matchup between Harper College and Grand Rapids Community College will have more than just a football rivalry at stake. The matchup features colleges presided over by identical twin brothers Kenneth and Steven Ender – who took over as presidents of Harper and Grand Rapids, respectively, in 2009. The game, which has been dubbed the “Twin Bowl,” kicks off at 1 p.m. on Harper’s field, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.  (More)

GRCC football team ends regular season with easy road win against Harper College
Published: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 6:30 PM | The Grand Rapids Press

PALATINE, Ill. — The Grand Rapids Community College football team capped off the regular season in dominating fashion Saturday afternoon with a 54-14 road win against Harper College. The sixth-ranked Raiders now will prepare for the postseason. GRCC (8-1, 6-1) will host Joliet Junior College (2-7, 0-7) next Saturday in a first-round Midwest Football Conference regional game at Houseman Field.  (More)

GRCC faculty say college is relying too heavily on part-time teachers
Published: Sunday, October 24, 2010, 5:10 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Full-time faculty at Grand Rapids Community College are speaking out against the school’s rapid growth and the president’s management and hiring strategy, specifically that part-time faculty now teach more classes than they do.  (More)

Running back Shawn Jackson proving to be worth the wait for Hope
Published: Friday, October 22, 2010, 10:30 AM | Cris Greer | The Grand Rapids Press

While signing up for classes at Grand Rapids Community College, Shawn Jackson got a phone call that altered his path. At the other end of the line was Hope College football coach Dean Kreps. It wasn’t the 2009 Comstock Park graduate’s first discussion with Kreps, but it was the one that convinced him to check out the Flying Dutchmen.  (More)

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