GRCC In the News, 3-17-15

Steep tuition increases approved for GRCC’s nursing, culinary and dental programs

March 16, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – In an effort to balance its budget, Grand Rapids Community College is implementing big price hikes for its nursing, dental and culinary arts programs.

Trustee asks GRCC to delay domestic partner benefits until court decides gay marriage case

March 17, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Bert Bleke, the chairperson of Grand Rapids Community College’s Board of Trustees, is recommending that the college hold off on considering domestic partner benefits until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on an upcoming gay marriage case.

Rapid officials: Silver Line numbers are promising

March 17, 2015; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Silver Line bus service has been on the road for seven months and officials said so far it’s been a smooth ride.

… Morgan Fisher, a student at Grand Rapids Community College, said she had never used public transportation before the Silver Line came to town, but decided to give it a try.

“I actually get on the bus at 28th and Division and I come right down to GRCC and I don’t have to pay for parking for school so it makes it a lot easier and more affordable,” said Fisher.

‘Dying To Be Thin’ re-airing on WOOD TV8

March 16, 2015; WOOD TV

You may not know it, but 30 million Americans suffer from eating disorders. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and they are the second leading cause of death for adolescents, only after automobile accidents. Do you know the warning signs? Do you know what really causes someone to fall victim to an eating disorder? Jordan Carson will be reporting on the half-hour special, “Dying To Be Thin” during which she’ll the story of how her sister lost her battle with an eating disorder, and how others can spot the warning signs, and seek help.

… Rosalyn (Baker) is a Brain Fitness Coach, Wellness Coordinator and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Rosalyn is a paid professional speaker who sat on the program development committee for GRCC’s continuing education program, Optimal Health, where she also taught courses in Stress Management and Meditation. She has lectured on Brain Health, Nutrition and Anti-Aging at EEGSpectrum InternationalClinical Interchange Conferences, and for National Safety Associates representingJuice Plus+, the most scientifically researched whole food fruit and vegetable supplement in the world.

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