GRCC in the News – 9/4/12

All 50 spots in Wyoming’s middle college program with GRCC filled as school year approaches
Published: Friday, August 31, 2012, 4:54 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Wyoming Public Schools has filled all 50 seats in a program that will see students work toward an associate’s degree while earning their high school diploma. The program, which is being launched Sept. 4 and is known as Wyoming Middle College, will see sophomores from the district dual-enroll at Grand Rapids Community College while completing their high school education.  (More)

GRCC student athletes must earn degree before playing sports at four-year colleges
Published: Friday, August 31, 2012, 12:36 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Student athletes at Grand Rapids Community College are now required to earn an associate’s degree before transferring to a four-year college to continue their athletic career.  (More)

Report: Online tool lets students compare college textbook prices
Published: Friday, August 31, 2012, 2:48 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Shopping for textbooks just got a bit easier for some college students. A new online tool, created by a Sacramento-based group that advocates for affordable textbooks, allows users to quickly see how the price of renting or buying books differs at various retailers. […] In this 2003 photo, Jenny Richards, left, of Allendale, and her mother Laurie Richards, center, are surrounded by stacks of books as they shop for Jenny’s class books at the university’s book store.  (More)

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