GRCC in the News – 12/5/11

GRCC trustees hear details of $100 million plan to prepare campus for ‘next 100 years of teaching and learning’
Published: Monday, December 05, 2011, 10:00 AM | Grand Rapids Pres

GRAND RAPIDS – Saying he wants to prepare Grand Rapids Community College for its second century, President Steven Ender wants to send to voters a sweeping, $100 million tax hike request to upgrade aging buildings and prepare students for technological advances.  (More)

GRCC trustees, public can hear details of $100 million tax hike plan at Monday meeting
Published: Sunday, December 04, 2011, 12:54 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College trustees on Monday expect to hear details about a potential $100 million tax increase request to renovate campus buildings. The trustees also are looking for feedback from residents about the plan at the session, planned for 9 to 11 a.m. in the board chambers on the fifth floor of the Main Building, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE.  (More)

Local theater veterans launch web-based drama series ‘Backstage’
Published: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 7:00 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Somewhere in cyberspace, Fox television’s song-and-dance sitcom “Glee” must have locked horns with the dark HBO drama “Sopranos” and given birth to “Backstage Drama,” a new Internet subscription series created by Grand Rapids-based Fubble Entertainment. […] Ziegler and Thome, who’ve been friends since they were students at Grand Rapids Community College, have worked together on numerous projects, including the Emmy Award-winning children’s television show, “Come on Over.”  (More)

Teacher pleads guilty to second drunk driving offense — first came in February
Published: Friday, December 02, 2011, 1:30 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Drunk and combative with the people trying to pull him from the Grand River is how police describe a 50-year-old Grand Rapids teacher who later pleaded guilty to his second drunk driving offense. […] According to a 1997 Press article, Luke was a wrestler himself at Ottawa Hills High School, Grand Rapids Community College and Central Michigan University.  (More)

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