GRCC in the News: 1/12/11

GRCC faculty are ‘highly compensated’ compared to similar colleges, according to study
Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 10:35 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College professors are “highly compensated” compared to similar colleges in the region, and the disparity widens with seniority, according to a study commissioned by the school. The report – which was called “invalid” by the faculty union – shows professors at the top of the scale earn about 8.9 percent more than other community college in the region. And part-time professors are paid nearly 60 percent more than those in the peer group.  (More)

Food Network’s ‘Ice Brigade’ plays ice chess at Rosa Parks Circle
Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 5:53 PM | Rachael Recker | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Everything’s all fun and chess games until a giant knight made of ice topples and dramatically explodes on Rosa Park Circle’s ice rink. Chunks of intricately carved ice went skidding across the public outdoor skating rink, upon which a black 15-by-15-foot chessboard had been painted on Tuesday.  (More)

Tom Siver ‘building from zero’ as Lee’s new football coach
Garret M. Ellison | The Grand Rapids Press, January 11, 2011 11:12 a.m.

WYOMING — Tom Siver thinks he has the prescription to turn around Lee’s football program. The Rebels have won only one game the past three seasons. […] He has coached at Grand Rapids Community College, Delaware Valley College, University of Indianapolis, Alma College and Saint Joseph’s College of Indiana.  (More)

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