GRCC In the News, 12-8-14

Protest demands justice, questions future of black community

Dec. 6, 2014; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Community members came together Saturday night in Veterans Park to protest what they are calling the unlawful deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and what they have to stay about how its affecting their communities.

… The Black Student Union at Grand Rapids Community College organized a peaceful protest in Veterans Park with the message that they are standing together with all the protesters across the country in their fight for justice. More than that, the killings were done by those who are supposed to serve and protect: police officers.

Innovation academies put Grand Rapids high school students on vocation-focused paths

Dec. 7, 2014; Crain’s Detroit Business

Students at Innovation Central High School in Grand Rapids study construction drawings in the classroom before going out into the field with hammer guns and nails to get their hands dirty building houses with Habitat for Humanity.

… Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids Community College and Spectrum Health are represented on the advisory council of the Academy of Health Science & Technology. Also on the advisory boards are teachers from each school.

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