GRCC In the News, 08/16/2021

State-by-state mask tracker: Colleges impose new COVID-19 mandates

August 12;2021; University Business

Most colleges and universities have cemented their decisions on COVID-19 vaccinations for the fall and have turned their attention to another fallback plan to protect populations: having students, faculty and staff mask up. Though many institutions were hoping to be mask free in 2021-22, they are instead choosing to mandate face coverings for all, following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

… MICHIGAN: Aquinas College, Delta College, Delta State University, Central Michigan University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, Northwestern Michigan College, Oakland University, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University

A rare on-campus pub is planned for Western Michigan University

August 12;2021; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI — A pub where you can grab a cold craft beer or glass of wine is coming to the new student center at Western Michigan University.

… Similar pubs, but that are self-operated, are open at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Grand Rapids Community College.

Grand Rapids Comic Con welcomes fans back

August 13;2021; WOOD TV

WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids Comic Con got underway Friday at the DeltaPlex, after it was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19.

… While some guests showed up dressed in cosplay, other people in attendance showed off their work. Students from GRCC’s Machine Tool/CNC program displayed a variety of toys they created. 

Morning News

August 13;2021; FOX 17

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