Aug. 28, 2020; schoolnewsnetwork.org
Faculty and staff are welcoming students back Aug. 31 using four different styles of instruction to meet varying needs while using strict safety measures.
Depending on the course and program, instruction will be led remotely, in-person or as a combination of both, said GRCC Communications Director David Murray.
Aug. 28, 2020; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District)
As they have every week since March, a crew of devoted volunteers recently passed out bags of food and necessities to GRCC students who pulled up in their vehicles outside of the Student Community Center.
Aug. 28, 2020; FOX 17
… Experience GR is thanking everyone who participated in Restaurant Week this year.
The group says nearly 60 local restaurants were supported, and $2,000 was donated to the GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.
They say about 2,300 people downloaded the app, and of those, seven out of 10 reported trying a new restaurant in Grand Rapids because of the incentives provided by the event.
Aug. 28, 2020; Footwear News
… Aug. 11, 2020: Wolverine and rock band Metallica’s nonprofit, All Within My Hands, are teaming up to launch a duo of special-edition boots to support trade school education. All proceeds from the sale of the boots will benefit the nonprofit to further support those in the skilled trades. The collection includes the 1000 Mile Axel, a spin on the classic 1000 Mile boot, detailed with a Metallica Key logo-inspired heel plate, an All Within My Hands toe kicker, metal-tipped laces and metal guitar pick tag. The boot is made in the U.S. of Horween Chromexel leather from the Chicago-based tannery. The Hellcat style takes root in a traditional work boot and features a molded Metallics Key logo and guitar pick tag. The partnership will benefit three community college trade programs: Grand Rapids Community College, Lone Star Community College and WSU Tech in Wichita, Kansas, each receiving $100,000 joint grant and Wolverine boots to help students get started in their career. The boots can be preordered online, followed by an official launch on Aug. 26 on Wolverine.com.
Aug. 28, 2020; mitechnews.com
LANSING—As college students return to class—whether remotely or in person—data shows that over 50 percent of college students in the United States are experiencing insecurity when it comes to basic needs like food and housing, according to a new report. Even more stark is the data broken down by race, which shows that 71 percent of Black students are experiencing these basic needs insecurities.
… Other key data points from the spring 2020 #RealCollege survey of college students in 26 states in 15 universities, including Eastern Michigan University, and 39 community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College:
Aug. 28, 2020; michigan.gov
LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the following appointments to the State Building Authority Board of Trustees, Michigan Board of Dentistry, Elevator Safety Board, State Fire Safety Board, State Plumbing Board, Michigan State Waterways Commission, State Teacher Tenure Commission, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force, and the Chair of the Natural Resources Commission.
… Cheryl Bentley, of Grand Rapids, is a substitute dental hygienist and a member of the Grand Shores Dental Hygienists’ Association and Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association. She holds an associate’s degree and a certificate in dental hygiene from Grand Rapids Community College. Ms. Bentley is reappointed to represent dental hygienists for a term commencing August 28, 2020 and expiring June 30, 2024.