GRCC In the News, 2-21-17

Top Producers of Fulbright Scholars and Students, 2016-17

Feb. 19, 2017; The Chronicle of Higher Education

Twenty-one associate-degree colleges and eight special-focus institutions had at least one Fulbright scholar in the 2016-17 academic year. Nine bachelor’s-degree colleges had at least 10 students who won a Fulbright award for that year.

(GRCC is listed under the “Associate and baccalaureate/associate institutions” table.)

Tribunal rules Grand Rapids Township must repay Spectrum Health’s property taxes

Feb. 17, 2017; MiBiz

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health stands to regain more than $747,000 it paid in property taxes after successfully earning tax-exempt status on a medical center in Grand Rapids Charter Township.

… Grand Rapids Charter Township decided to appeal the ruling, citing the $442,346 in property tax hit it would take for the 2016 tax year alone. Half the tax revenue in 2016 went to the Forest Hills Public Schools and the rest was split between the township, Kent County, Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids Community College and Kent District Library.

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