GRCC in the News 10/13/11

Grand Rapids examines how to drive the next $1 billion in investment on the Medical Mile
Published: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 8:00 AM | Mark Sanchez | Business Review West Michigan

More than a decade and $1 billion after the Medical Mile began rising out of the Michigan Street hill in downtown Grand Rapids, city leaders are looking at how to keep the growth going and how best to accommodate and manage it. […] The Medical Mile consists of six key anchors: Spectrum Health, the Van Andel Institute, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and Grand Valley State University’s Cook DeVos Center for Health Sciences along Michigan Street, plus Grand Rapids Community College and Saint Mary’s Health Care nearby to the south. (More)

Video: ESPN features former Wyoming Park QB Casey Therriault on E:60
Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 8:15 PM | Josh Slagter | The Grand Rapids Press

On news program E:60 on Tuesday, ESPN aired a feature on Casey Therriault, the former Wyoming Park quarterback who was one of five men implicated in the Jan. 2008 beating death of Jonathon “Jono” Krystiniak. After being convicted of manslaughter and serving six months in jail, Therriault’s second chance began at Grand Rapids Community College. (More)

Cleveland Browns DE Marcus Benard out for season after motorcycle accident; could face NFL discipline
Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 5:59 PM | Tony Grossi, The Plain Dealer

BEREA, Ohio — Marcus Benard was just starting his football career at Grand Rapids Community College when Kellen Winslow had his career-altering motorcycle crash in spring of 2005. If he had lived through Winslow’s ordeal, Benard might have thought twice about riding a motorcycle during the season. (More)

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