GRCC In the News, 1-17-20

Campus food is now cheaper for cash-strapped GRCC students

Jan. 16, 2020; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The prices at Grand Rapids Community College’s Raider Grill and Sneden Café were reduced this week to become more affordable for students.

Inside the Promise Zone

Jan. 16, 2020; AACC 21st Century Center (American Association of Community Colleges)

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) embraces the life-changing role it will play educating students through the Grand Rapids Promise Zone, and is proud to be a partner in these efforts to strengthen the region for generations to come, GRCC President Bill Pink said.

Dr. Yusef A. Salaam to Deliver Keynote Address at 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Jan. 16, 2020; Women’s Lifestyle

“I have a dream”— words that resonate through our collective history with a breathtaking profundity. Spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963, in Washington D.C. among a quarter of a million civil rights supporters, these words helped to change the life of America.

On Jan. 20, through a partnership among Grand Valley State University, Davenport University and Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids is invited to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King for the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration at Fountain Street Church.

He worked the assembly line at 20 years old. Now he’s taking the VP job with UAW Ford.

Jan. 16, 2020; The Detroit Free Press

Gerald Kariem, who started on the assembly line at age 20 and is the son of a foundry worker, has been named vice president and director of the UAW Ford Department, where he will handle daily labor issues and negotiations with the largest employer of UAW members in the industry.

… His UAW biography notes he has served as an instructor and conference coordinator at the University of Michigan Labor Studies Institute. He serves on the Alliance for Health board of directors. In 2012, he received the Martha Reynolds Labor Award from Grand Rapids Community College, and in April 2014, he received the Michigan Labor Press Award.

National Endowment for the Humanities offers tuition-free programming for higher education faculty

NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,300 help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. These projects are designed primarily for full-time or part-time faculty who teach undergraduate students. To be considered eligible, applicants must submit a complete application as indicated on the individual seminar or institute’s website.

For a list of seminars and application information, please refer to the NEH’s Summer Programs webpage. You can also contact Kim Squiers in the Grants Department at extension 2577 or, if you have further questions.