GRCC In the News, 3-18-15

Pediatric nurse killed in crash mourned by families of former patients

March 17, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — In the pediatric intensive care unit of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, worried parents of young patients found an instant sense of comfort when Dana Carter was working.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Dana Carter was a GRCC alumna.)

Big tuition increases approved at GRCC

March 17, 2015; WOOD Radio

GRCC, as expected, has approved stiff tuition increases for students in the Culinary Arts, Dental and Nursing programs.

Psychology Speaker Series features Carol Tavris

As part of the 2014-2015 Psychology Speaker Series, Carol Tavris, Ph.D., will discuss “Self-Justification in Everyday Life: What cognitive dissonance theory reveals about cheating, justice, love, war, memory, and the decisions we make” from 1-2:30 p.m. today in room 168 of the ATC.

Dr. Carol Tavris is a social psychologist, writer, and lecturer. Her most recent book with Dr. Elliot Aronson, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts, will provide the foundation for this presentation. She will explore why is it hard for so many people to admit their mistakes, give up a wrong belief, and accept responsibility for their actions. What blocks us from even being aware that we are wrong and might need to change?  Dr. Tavris will describe the cognitive biases that lead most people to justify beliefs that are outdated, decisions that have proved to be misguided, and the harms we inflict on others. She will discuss the psychological benefits of these biases and how understanding their dangers can help us improve our lives.

All sessions are free. For additional information, contact Dr. Frank Conner at or 616.234.3612

‘Rolling Stone’ journalist to speak at GRCC on March 25

The Diversity Lecture Series and Race, Ethnicity, and Identity Conference will bring Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone journalist, to campus next Wednesday. Mr. Taibbi will present “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap” at 7 p.m. at  Fountain Street Church.

Technology Showcase to debut March 25

GRCC’s Information Technology Department is hosting its first Technology Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 in the Main Building’s G2 hallway. Students, staff and faculty are welcome! For details, click here.

Learn about all the technology products and services the campus offers and join the discussion on Twitter using #GRCCTech!

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