Archive for June 6, 2018

GRCC In the News, 6-06-18

June 6, 2018

Bulletin Board
6/6/18 The New York Times
No Laptop? Get One at the Vending Machine
Step aside, Snickers — this vending machine dispenses computers, not candy.
Surviving college without a laptop is not easy; most students are asked to submit homework, revise papers and follow course readings online. Faculty members at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan noticed that some students who couldn’t afford a laptop were struggling to keep up.

From DACA students to Rhodes Scholars to foster-care youth, a look at some unusual college-goers
6/6/18 The Hechinger Report
The New York Times has a new education supplement, called Learning, and The Hechinger Report is collaborating with the Times to produce Bulletin Board, a collection of noteworthy ideas and trends in education that will appear on page 2 of the section, which will come out four times a year. The June issue’s theme was Challenges in Higher Education. Highlights from Bulletin Board follow.
No Laptop? Get One at the Vending Machine
Step aside, Snickers — this vending machine dispenses computers, not candy.
Surviving college without a laptop is not easy; most students are asked to submit homework, revise papers and follow course readings online. Faculty members at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan noticed that some students who couldn’t afford a laptop were struggling to keep up.

MOCC student wins culinary arts scholarship
6/4/18 The Pioneer (Big Rapids)
Damon Jones, a senior from Big Rapids High School and a student in the culinary arts program at the Mecosta-Osceola Career Center, recently received a $1,000 scholarship from Secchia Institute of Culinary Education.

News 8 Daybreak
6/6/18 WOOD TV
A bus service to help lower traffic and ease parking issues along Michigan Street in Grand Rapids is in the works. … The route right now is known as the Rapid’s route 19. Its stops include Spectrum Health, GVSU, Grand Rapids Community College, MSU’s College of Human Medicine and the Bridge Street market.

Bill to provide credit for high school interns heads to governor
6/5/18 Grand Haven Tribune
A bill that would allow high school juniors and seniors to earn graduation credits from internships is heading to the governor’s desk.
… More on-the-job training with high school students has been growing in popularity across the state, and across West Michigan. In 2016, Careerline Tech Center, Grand Rapids Community College and Herman Miller joined forces to launch a three-year early college program that allows high school students to begin college coursework and work at Herman Miller.

GRPD: Rosa Parks Circle stabbing victim knew suspect
6/5/18 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was seriously injured when he was stabbed at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids Monday evening.
… In an alert, Grand Rapids Community College said the attack shortly before 7:30 p.m. was random, which police confirmed at the time. However, Grand Rapids police said Tuesday that the suspect and victim knew each other, the victim was intentionally targeted, and that they may have gotten into another altercation earlier in the day.

Cashier’s Office Back in Main 154 on Thursday!

June 6, 2018
The Cashier’s Office will be back in our permanent office space on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 8 am.   Thanks so much for your patience while we were in the Records Office!