GRCC In the News, 7-19-17

GRCC gets state support for $12.7M building renovation, expansion

July 18, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is getting help from the state to expand and renovate a building to provide the capacity to meet the demands of the growing information technology and manufacturing sectors.

Prosecutor asks jury to find Marcus Bivins guilty of first-degree murder

July 19, 2017; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Opening statements got underway this morning in the trial of Marcus Bivins.

He’s charged with killing a homeless woman outside Grand Rapids Community College more than a year ago.

Grand Rapids 1967 riot: When anger, oppression erupted into ‘chaos’

July 18, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – When the 1967 riot broke, Nathaniel Moody, just 12, saw the grocery store and pharmacy where his mother shopped burn down on South Division Avenue.

…  Ellen James, a former Grand Rapids Community College trustee, said many whites did not appreciate the challenges facing the black community.


New copier-printers to be installed

Update: Buildings have been added to the calendar.

The new copier/printers will be arriving starting next week. Building implementation is as follows:

  • July 24-25 — DeVos Campus, starting with Sneden Hall, Administration Building and Mabel Engle.
  • July 26 — Cook.
  • July 27 — College Park.
  • July 28-Aug 1 — Main, starting on the 5th floor.
  • August 2-3 — ATC and Learning Center.
  • August 4 — Calkins Science Building and Ford Fieldhouse.
  • August 7 — Preschool, Music Center, Spectrum Theater, Facilities and Campus Police.
  • August 8 — Student Center.
  • August 9 — Thompson and Tassell M-TEC, starting at Thompson.

Emails will be sent to all staff and students explaining the new equipment and URLs that will show how to use the new devices. Training schedules for staff have been set and communication on when and where will be coming out next week, so watch GRCC Today and the Post it board for that information.

Below is an overview video: