GRCC In the News, 2-13-13

Can gun violence be stopped? Live chat with Grand Rapids Community College experts on Wednesday

February 12, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — In the wake of a December mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, educators at Grand Rapids Community College have launched a series of community conversations on gun violence in America examining both its causes and solutions.

On Wednesday, two college faculty members who helped spearhead the initiative will participate in a live chat with readers on MLive.com. Between 11 a.m. and noon, they’ll discuss what issues a three-day symposium on gun violence has tackled and take reader questions.

Grand Rapids Community College programs computer technology career fair

February 12, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Grand Rapids Community College is offering anyone interested in finding a computer technology job a chance to begin their journey at a career fair Wednesday.

Teens give out ‘condom pops’ as part of Planned Parenthood’s pre-Valentine’s safe-sex campaign

February 12, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — In the spirit of love, Valentine’s Day and safe sex, Planned Parenthood volunteers handed out condom pops Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Grand Rapids Community College.

Ammo in short supply during gun debate

February 12, 2013; WOOD 8

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Business at Al & Bob’s Sports gun shop in Grand Rapids has been good lately. Very good.

… The central question then becomes: Does America have a gun problem or does America have a violence problem?

Grand Rapids Community College anthropologist Dr. Dillon Carr framed the debate.

GRCC is holding a three-day symposium on gun violence in America, breaking down the issue that even some high school students found informative.

Training downtown’s next culinary masters

February 12, 2013; downtowngr.org

Check out our Q&A with Dan Gendler of the Heritage Restaurant

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