GRCC In The News, 8-16-18

The Rapid 25 years on: Looking back on the transit’s evolution as instrumental CEO retires
Peter Varga, recently retired CEO of The Rapid, has been the driving force that’s transformed a once sputtering public transportation system into a dependable public transport network that enables riders to track real-time arrivals.
… A three-year pilot program named Route 19 has also been announced, and will serve riders from Plymouth Street along the Medical Mile on Michigan Street through a section of the near West Side along Bridge Street and up to Stocking Avenue. A partnership with the city of Grand Rapids Mobile, Route 19 will include stops near Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, and the Bridge Street Market.

How can journalists create more unity against Trump’s anti-press tactics?
8/16/18 The Sumter Item (S.C.)
A former editor described Donald Trump as a “magician” who has “led (journalists) by their noses around the circus ring by his cheap acts.” How can journalists create more unity against Trump’s tactics?
Tatiana Diaz, 30, sophomore, Grand Rapids (Michigan) Community College
Diaz is pursuing a career in journalism and is editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The Collegiate.

How an Inexperienced Caregiver Became an Exemplary One
8/15/18 (investment news service)
Diagnosed with an early-onset dementia at a time when information about the mental disease was scarce, Cheryl Edwards-Cannon handled her mother’s condition with an optimistic enthusiasm. As the disease promised to negatively affect the whole family, Cheryl found a way to become an exemplary caregiver.
… Cheryl Edwards-Cannon is the CEO of President of Clear Path Choices, LLC, a consulting company that helps families to make informed end-of-life decisions. She holds a Master of Management degree from Aquinas College, a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University, and a Certificate in Gerontology from Grand Rapids Community College.

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire open to all, this weekend at the Public Museum

Grand Rapids is a creative community, and that talent will be on display this weekend at the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire.

GRCC associate professor Moss Ingram has been involved with planning the event – billed as the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth.” It is planned for the Grand Rapids Public Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 18 and 19.

The family-friendly event attracts makers as young as 10 though the mid-80s, showcasing robotics, drones, sewing and jewelry work, 3D printing, virtual reality, glass blowing, specialty foods and drinks, and more.

Artisans will show off their completed and in-progress work and share their experiences with people interested in learning how to tinker and invent, hoping to entertain and inspire as well as grow the maker community.

Additional details and tickets are available at