GRCC in the News – 3/29/12

Fight against concealed guns in ‘pistol-free zones’ ramps up after opponents caught off guard
Published: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 9:38 AM | Grand Rapids Press

Hospitals, colleges, schools and other groups are lining up to oppose legislation that would allow concealed handguns on their premises. Support from gun rights groups was strong, with little opposition, when an overhaul of Michigan’s concealed weapons law was unveiled at a Senate committee and easily passed last week. It now is before the full Senate. [… Caption:] A Grand Rapids Community College student demonstrates how he would carry his gun on campus if concealed weapons were legal there.  (More)

A Local First: Grand Rapids Poets’ Conference

On Monday, April 2, another first for Grand Rapids occurs when Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) hosts The Grand Rapids Poets’ Conference: A Celebration of Grand Rapids Poetry. The four-day event is set with panel discussions, seminars and learning sessions at 108 Sneden Hall during the day, and evening readings on the second floor of the GRCC library. All events are free to the public.  (More)

Organizer of upcoming Grand Rapids walk for justice in Trayvon Martin shooting case explains why event is necessary
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 9:55 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS,MI — When Mary Kennedy heard of the fatal shooting that took Trayvon Martin’s life in Florida, she couldn’t help but think of her own son. […] Kennedy, a leader of Grand Rapids Community College’s black student union, is joining with student leaders from several area schools to organize a walk to call for justice in Martin’s case.  (M0re)

Meeting planned to detail new Wyoming program allowing high school students to earn associate’s degree
Published: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7:30 AM | Grand Rapids Press

WYOMING, MI – Next month, officials with Wyoming schools will meet with parents about how their child can graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate of arts degree. On Monday, the school district entered into an agreement with Grand Rapids Community College to begin a middle college program this fall with 50 sophomores.  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College honors inspirational women
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 11:35 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College has honored four area residents as part of its 2012 Salute to Women. As part of its annual Salute to Women, the college recognized the women for their contributions to the college, the community and women’s history.  (More)

Probation officer and former University of Michigan football player finds himself on probation
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 10:33 AM | Grand Rapids Press

WYOMING, MI – Huemartin Robinson will keep his Kent County job as a probation officer despite the fact he will spend the next year with a probation officer to call his own. […] According to police records, the former University of Michigan and Grand Rapids Community College football player was stopped by a Wyoming Police officer checking on a faulty tail-light on South Division Avenue just north of 44th Street. The officer searched the vehicle finding the items, according to police. (More)

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