GRCC In the News, 9-17-13

GRCC offers health care to 15 positions ahead of implementation of Affordable Care Act

Sept. 16, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees approved a proposal Monday to offer health care to 15 part-time positions, a move aimed at putting the school in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

What’s your civil rights concern? State agency to hear what Grand Rapids has to say

Sept. 16, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A state agency’s 50th anniversary tour of Michigan will make a stop Tuesday, Sept. 17, at City Hall for a public hearing of civil rights concerns.

… A 5:30 p.m. reception is planned, followed by a 6 p.m. panel discussion moderated by Mayor George Heartwell. The expected panelists: Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk; Grand Rapids schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal; Eric Williams, executive director for equity, community and legislative affairs at Grand Rapids Community College; Kemal Hamulic, chairman of the city’s community relations commission.

Zoe Stahl: Hungry for more

Sept. 16, 2013; Michigan Daily

As I walked down South University Avenue yesterday, I counted one liquor store, two pizza parlors, four bars and countless restaurants. State Street didn’t look much different either.

… The University isn’t alone, though: Food insecurity plagues other campuses across the country. Michigan State University, San Diego City College, University of Central Florida and a host of others have all identified hunger as an issue. However, unlike the University, these schools, along with University of California, Los Angeles, Grand Rapids Community College and University of Michigan, Dearborn, have been proactive, starting either food banks or free bag-lunch programs in response to high hunger rates among their students. Given the University’s concern for students’ health and well-being, we should do the same.

Muskegon Community College recap: Jayhawk volleyball team has No. 4 national ranking

Sept. 16, 2013; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — The Muskegon Community College women’s volleyball team is making its way up the national rankings.

… The Jayhawks return to action Tuesday at Grand Rapids Community College and host Kellogg Community College on Thursday.

Local athletes competing at collegiate level

Sept. 17, 2013; The Cadillac News

… Grand Rapids Community College’s Katlyn Agren (Cadillac H.S) recorded seven digs in the Raiders 3-0 loss to Scottsdale, Ariz., CC on Friday. In a 3-0 win over Chandler-Gilbert CC on Friday, she had two kills, two aces and five digs.

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