South Sudan’s warring factions meet in Ethiopia
Jan. 3, 2014; The Washington Post
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — South Sudan’s warring factions held preliminary meetings Friday ahead of the official start of negotiations in neighboring Ethiopia, mediators said.
… “It’s hard to get medical (treatment) now,” said (Phillip) Madol, who studied at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan. “All this place is way dirty. All the children are getting dirtier and sick. It’s kind of hard to tell how people survived and made it through to this side of the river.”
Cesar E. Chavez scholarships making a difference in the lives of GRCC, Davenport students
Dec. 31, 2013; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Davenport University sophomore Belinda Reyes says she is grateful to be one of the recipients of a César E. Chávez scholarship because it is making a difference in her life and that of her children.
Reyes, 44, of Holland, was recognized this fall at the annual César E. Chávez Hispanic Excellence Scholarship and Awards Gala, along with another Davenport scholarship winner, Angela Garcia, and six Grand Rapids Community College scholarship recipients.
TC West to host annual winter softball clinic
Jan. 2, 2014; upnorthlive.com
TRAVERSE CITY — Softball and the snow usually don’t go together. Unless you’re referring to a near 20 year tradition involving Grand Rapids Community College and several local high schools.