GRCC in the News – 4/4/12

Senseless killing of Trayvon Martin resonates in Grand Rapids
The Rapidian | by Ryan McCarthy (Ryan McCarthy) on Wednesday Apr 4th, 2012 10:09am

There is a law in Florida and nine others states called “Stand Your Ground.” It reads: “a person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if: […] They covered a lot of ground and were noticed by many people. ‘The Silent Hoodie’ is another march and rally scheduled for April 4th. This event is being organized by Grand Rapids Community College’s black student union.  (More)

Compost piles and philosophers: Essay contest winners ruminate on sustainability
Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 10:04 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – They wrote about compost piles and “Plato, Kant, Bentham and their dead philosopher friends.” […] Honorable mentions went to Allison Arnold, a junior at Grand Rapids City High School; Brian Shultz, a Renewable Energy Program Developer at Grand Rapids Community College; and John Zeich, who co-owns and operates RecycleBoxBins, a Grand Rapids company that markets recycling bins in single, double and triple configurations.  (More)

Death of Grand Rapids Symphony maven, feisty philanthropist Edith Blodgett, marks end of an era
Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 6:00 AM Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 11:19 AM

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — There was always some kind of musical event to attend when Wendy Greeney would visit her mother, Edith, in Grand Rapids. […] She attended Grand Rapids Junior College, (now GRCC), and studied harmony and music theory under Karl Wecker, the Grand Rapids Symphony’s first conductor.  (More)

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