Aug. 22, 2020; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College has launched a hotline and email address for students looking for local study options during the coronavirus pandemic.
Aug. 23, 2020; Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges)
Students calling the Michigan college’s hotline can speak with specialists for details about the enrollment process, credit transfer options, paying for classes and using financial aid.
Aug. 23, 2020; The Post (Cedar Springs)
More than one in three U.S. college students faces food insecurity every day. This problem is projected to worsen as the pandemic lingers into the school year and continues to particularly affect low-income and ethnic minority-households. According to a recent report from the American Psychological Association, students who are food insecure experience “significantly higher rates of depression, loneliness and anxiety.” They also have “lower self-esteem and lower grade-point averages and were more likely to withdraw from the university before earning their degrees.”
To help address this critical community need, Plainsong Farm in Rockford has entered into a unique partnership with Grand Rapids Community College to provide students with farm-fresh produce at their campus food pantry. Ashley Fox, GRCC’s Student Resources Coordinator, says, “When we were linked with Plainsong, we were able to source food more consistently. It’s local, it’s fresh…it’s been hard to have enough for everybody!”
Aug. 22, 2020; The Washington Post
Lorena Aguayo-Márquez felt sad and tired and angry — sometimes all at once.
(Aguayo-Márquez is GRCC’s Kellogg community recruitment specialist.)