Senate budgets include no right-to-work penalties
April 9, 2013; Lansing State Journal
LANSING — Penalties for colleges, universities, school districts and communities that approved union contracts in the weeks leading up to right-to-work laws taking effect will not be included in the state Senate versions of those budgets.
But that doesn’t mean that the penalties — ranging from 15% cuts to universities to the loss of grant and incentive money for public schools and communities and no increase in funding for community colleges — will disappear.
The budget for community colleges was passed Tuesday morning and didn’t include the sanctions against the colleges, including Macomb and Grand Rapids Community Colleges, that approved contracts.
Woman appointed ‘face of the city’ as Grand Rapids comptroller
April 9, 2013; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Sara VanderWerff has been appointed to succeed Donijo DeJonge as city comptroller. The attorney, who has a degree in accounting and recently worked in banking, is scheduled to be sworn into office at 6:30 p.m. April 30.
(Story doesn’t mention this, but it includes a link to her resume showing that she attended GRCC.)
Meet the Double Neck Guitar Wizard
April 9, 2013; WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Mark Kroos is one of the only people in the world that tours with his trade. His instrumental style is characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, incredible tapping technique, and is as entertaining to watch as it is to listen to.
Mark’s live performances burst with energy drawing from influences in folk, Celtic, indie, and even punk rock music. You can watch him live at Grand Rapids Community College on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the “International Guitar Series.”
Muskegon Community College recap: Rain washes out golf event
April 9, 2013; MLive
MUSKEGON, MI — Poor weather conditions put a crimp on the Muskegon Community College athletic schedule again.
… SOFTBALL: The Jayhawks also have four dates this week, starting with a home doubleheader Tuesday against Glen Oaks Community College, weather permitting. Other games on the schedule are Wednesday at Lansing, Thursday at home vs. Ancilla College and Friday at home against Kalamazoo Valley.
MCC (13-15, 4-2) saw an eight-game win streak end Sunday with a 13-9 and 10-2 doubleheader loss to Grand Rapids Community College. Kayti Carlson, Brooke Agers and Alyssa Telling had three hits in the opener and Jessica Gillings went 2-for-3 in the nightcap for MCC.
Bruins baseball looks to stay hot
April 9, 2013; Battle Creek Enquirer
Winners in eight of its last 10 games, the Kellogg Community College baseball team is the hottest squad in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.
Which is why the Bruins find themselves atop of the standings with a one game lead over both Grand Rapids CC and Muskegon CC.