Reporter Avery Jennings covers discussions of the 2016-2017 budget, employee salaries, enrollment numbers, tuition cost and building projects.
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“Over 150 people gathered at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport [Sunday, Jan. 5] after President Donald Trump issued an executive order that temporarily bans immigrants and refugees from entering the country.” Read more here.
Congratulations to the staff of The Collegiate, GRCC’s student-run newspaper, for being named 2016 Division 3 College Newspaper of the Year in the Michigan Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Staff members also received 19 awards!
Collegiate student newspaper editor-in-chief Kayla Tucker was on hand to cover the swearing in of GRCC Board of Trustee members Kathleen Bruinsma, Kenyatta Brame and David Koetje.
The Collegiate podcast features the renaming of the Club Hub to the Molly Maczka Leadership Hub. Students voted to change the name to honor the Molly Maczka, the former Student Life Office manager who died Oct. 26. The Club Hub was opened this semester in the Student Life office as a place for student leaders and club members to network and collaborate.
Nov. 7, 2016; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Just two weeks before the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees intends to make a decision about the school’s 10th president, one of the four finalists — Inver Hills Community College Provost Christina Royal – has removed her name from consideration.
Nov. 7, 2016; MLive
KENT COUNTY — The United Veterans Council of Kent County has chosen William Schaefer, of Belmont, as its 2016 “Veteran of the Year.”
The retired Air Force command chief master sergeant served his country for 37 years. He began his career in 1966, after graduating from Ottawa Hills High School and receiving an associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College, and a degree in business administration and industrial engineering from Western Michigan University.
Nov. 7, 2016; WOOD TV
ALLENDALE, Mich. (WOOD) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have raised hundreds of millions of dollars for their campaigns, but when it comes to security for West Michigan visits, local taxpayers are footing the bill.
… Costs associated with presidents and presidential candidates in West Michigan during the 2004 and 2008 campaigns:
July 30, 2004: Campaign stop by President George W. Bush in Grand Rapids. It cost a total of $63,654.06: $39,705 in police protection, which the city did not issue a bill for; and $18,800 in public works, also not billed. Grand Rapids Community College billed the campaign $5,149.06, which was paid in full.
… Sept. 17-18, 2008: Campaign stop by U.S. Sen. John McCain and then Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in Grand Rapids. It cost a total of $20,756.01: $14,262.81 for Grand Rapids police and $5,200 for the sheriff department, neither of which issued a bill. Grand Rapids Community College billed the campaign $1,293.20, which was paid in full.
Nov. 7, 2016; Local Sports Journal
The Muskegon Community College volleyball team came within a single point of winning a regional championship on Sunday.
… MCC met archrival Grand Rapids Community College in the regional finals, which took place at MCC’s Bartels-Rode Gymnasium.
Nov. 7, 2016; publicnow.com
Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced Wednesday that they have signed quarterback Aaron Aiken, offensive lineman DeShawn Byrd, defensive lineman Edward Mosley, offensive linemen Keyun Swinney, and running back DeJaun Wright for the team’s inaugural season in the Indoor Football League (IFL).
… Byrd (6-5, 320, Tennessee State) attended Tennessee State where he was a two-year starter for the Tigers. Prior to transferring to Tennessee State, Byrd also attended Grand Rapids Community College where he earned MFC East All-Region and First Team All-MFC honors.
Nov. 7, 2016; Automatic Vending
Students at Grand Rapids Community College located in Grand Rapids, MI, got to try out several new vending machines on campus this year. The Collegiate Live reports that the college added a few new vending machines with flashy features and credit/debit card readers.
Did you know that there are new vending machine items and coffee on campus? The Collegiate provides a review.
The Collegiate staff is now producing a weekly news podcast, the most recent being, “LGBT community speaks out to GRCC Board.”
From The Collegiate: The GRCC IT team sent out an email Wednesday morning encouraging all students to start using their new network, “GRCC Secure”, for academic internet use. The new network blocks sites like Netflix and Hulu but keeps educational sites, like Blackboard, open for student use. The primary network, “GRCC Wireless,” is still available for educational and gaming site usage alike. Learn more in the Collegiate article.
Cienna Thorndill, the Collegiate’s new cartoonist, is new to Grand Rapids Community College. Cienna just moved back to Grand Rapids from Chicago, her home of three years, where she studied fashion design at Columbia College Chicago. She is currently working toward a pre-arts associate degree and is thinking of studying illustration. Her recent work, strangers on public transit, can be viewed on www.imbluebookgirl.tumblr.com.
Click here to see the November issue of The Collegiate, the student newspaper at GRCC.
Page through to hear about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, the approved graduation requirement changes and domestic partnership benefits, a former GRCC student making it big in the music industry, and the latest on GRCC’s basketball teams.
Also inside you can find fun holiday reads – from enjoying holidays with friends, volunteering around West Michigan, to making DIY gifts for friends and family.
Happy Holidays and have a good rest of the semester. Stay tuned as our Fall Magazine will be published next month.
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“The Buzz” is a new app created through a partnership with USA Today College and Grand Rapids Community College. Fifty campuses nationwide are adopting the app this semester.
The app consists of three feeds – USA Today, USA Today College, and The Collegiate. The stories run simultaneously side by side, and readers can filter what they want to read through categories like news and sports.
The free app is downloadable through both the Google Play store and the Apple store.
“The Buzz” creates a much easier approach for students to get their news, providing global, national, local, and collegiate news all at one time in an easy-to-read format. Students can view stories anytime and anywhere without relying on a web browser or a newspaper copy.
Faculty and Staff can benefit from “The Buzz” by having the chance to read the stories of professionals at USA Today but also to see their students’ work from The Collegiate as well.
GRCC staff is encouraged to download the app and inform their students about the new media source available to them.
For any further inquires, please contact Kayla Tucker, USA Today Ambassador and The Collegiate Managing Editor, at email@example.com.