GRCC In the News, 7-7-16

Rice News Release: 11 schools selected for national OpenStax partnership program

July 6, 2016; newsroomamerica.com (press release site)

HOUSTON (July 6, 2016) — Rice University-based publisher OpenStax selected 11 universities and colleges to be members of its national Open Educational Resource Institutional Partnership Program starting in the 2016-17 academic school year. The program could potentially save students at partner schools a combined $4.2 million through further adoption of open educational resources, such as OpenStax textbooks.

… They join the 15 current members of the OpenStax Institutional Partnership Program: Auburn University, BC campus, Central New Mexico Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Maricopa Community Colleges, Ohio State University, Salt Lake Community College, Tarrant County College, UMass Amherst, University of Idaho, University of Georgia, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas at San Antonio, University System of Georgia and Virginia Tech.

Video vigilante takes center stage at trial for man charged in sex sting

July 6, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Zach Sweers told a jury he’s never called himself a “video vigilante” as he fielded questions during the first trial against several men charged in a sex sting he orchestrated.

… Sweers is a 2013 graduate of Grand Rapids Community College with an associate’s degree in science.