GRCC In the News, 3-29-13

Inside Track: When it comes to legal battles, this combat vet has an edge

March 28, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Which was worse: war or law school?

Brent Geers chuckles at the question, then reflects on the four years he spent abroad fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan before returning home to Grand Rapids, attending Thomas Cooley Law School and becoming its first African-American graduate to open his own practice locally.

(GRCC isn’t mentioned in the article, but Brent Geers is a former employee.)

Diversity historian speaking at GRCC

March 28, 2013; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – This week Grand Rapids Community College has been hosting a Race, Ethnicity and Identity Conference for students, faculty and community members. The week has featured workshops, discussions and speakers addressing environmental responsibility, social justice, and cultural diversity.

G-Sync: Silence’s Puzzling Evidence

March 28, 2013;

Woodrick Diversity Learning Center, organizer of the Diversity Lecture Series, invited LZ Granderson to speak at Fountain Street Church on Feb. 13. Granderson earnestly spoke to the large audience about his life story, which included highlights of his time at ESPN and his newest gig at CNN. He also shared stories of his mother, failed marriage, teenage son, and partner. Granderson even shared his religious convictions, reflecting on the very values many West Michigan dwellers embrace as their own.

… Two Grand Rapids Community College trustees sat in the front row, and their silence on Granderson’s speech would be short-lived.


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