Change Ups: Willi selected for Blackboard MVP program
July 21, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal
Grand Rapids Community College instructional technologist and designer Meegan Willi was selected to participate in the Blackboard MVP program. She will receive access to professional development and share her insights and expertise. Blackboard is the course-management system GRCC faculty uses. To be selected for the MVP program, applicants must prove themselves to be not only leaders in the education technology community but also experts in Blackboard itself and skilled in helping others use it.
See the new tuition rates for West Michigan colleges
July 20, 2017; MLive
The cost of attending college every year gets higher every year. Colleges and universities across the state usually raise tuition prior to the new academic year, often there is also an increase in financial aid to help offset the impact.
… The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition 1.8 percent or $2 more per contact hour for the 2017-18 academic year.
‘I wanted to fight back’: Reflections on the 1967 Grand Rapids riot
July 19, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Fifty years ago, racial tensions in Grand Rapids erupted for three days of civil unrest on the city’s Southeast Side. The riot ran from July 25-27 in 1967.
… (Eli) Lumpkins, who later served as dean of students and alumni services at Grand Rapids Community College, was teaching summer school that July.