GRCC In the News, 5-31-19

Mackinac Policy Conference 2019 podcasts: Business, government leaders talk to Crain’s

May 29, 2019; Crain’s Detroit Business

Crain’s Detroit Business reporters Chad Livengood and Sherri Welch and Managing Editor Michael Lee talk to leaders in business in metro Detroit and around the state as well as the movers and shakers in local and state government at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island during the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference.

… Crain’s Senior Reporter Chad Livengood interviews Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink and The Education Trust-Midwest Executive Director Amber Arellano about the worsening educational performance crisis in Michigan’s K-12 schools.

Bill Pink On Michigan’s Education Problem

May 30, 2019; detroitchamber.com

“We have a problem; we have to go about fixing it,” said Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College on Thursday, May 30 at the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference.

It’s yet another proposal to fix Michigan’s ‘education crisis.’ What makes this one different?

May 30, 2019; Chalkbeat (education blog)

An ambitious effort to reverse Michigan’s two-decade educational decline was pitched to Michigan’s policy elite this week with a show of broad-based political clout.

…“It’s not just an urban and rural issue,” said Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College.

Second Chances: GR Christian rapper Steven Malcolm draws on his Jamaican roots for innovative, inspirational sound

May 24, 2019; Revue

With more than 15 million streams of his songs, it’s easy to understand why Steven Malcolm feels like making music is his calling.

… Flashback to 2010 — Malcolm was attending Grand Rapids Community College where he played basketball and began studying criminal justice. Intent on becoming a basketball player or police officer but struggling with his grades, the 18-year-old had no real musical aspirations, nor any connection to church.