Articles Posted in the " News " Category

  • GRCC announces three finalists for provost search

    By Jacquelyn Zeman – Managing/News Editor A search committee at Grand Rapids Community College has selected three finalists for their provost search. The finalists include: Bill Pink, the vice president of academic affairs at Oklahoma State University, Tony Hawkins, instructional dean of humanities at Montgomery College in Maryland, and in house candidate, Laurie Chesley who is currently GRCC’s dean of the […]


  • Working retail and surviving the holiday season

    By Michael Julien – Multimedia Editor During the holiday season many retail workers end up dealing with the good, the bad and the ugly on some of the busiest shopping days of the year. Some customers can be nice and happy and others can be flat out rude. Many Grand Rapids Community College students work […]


  • Police Reports November 10

    Compiled By Warren Sink – Collegiate Staff Medical In the evening of Nov. 3, an officer responded to a report of a male student having a seizure in Sneden Hall. The officer found the subject propped up on his left side. The subject refused to sit up or lay down. After the officer cleared the […]


  • The Collegiate guide to winter driving

    By John Rothwell – Collegiate Staff It’s that time of year when a certain four letter word starts showing up in Michiganders vocabulary. SNOW. Along with the snow comes daily commutes and travel that become just plain ugly. Readjusting your driving skills and making sure your vehicle is prepared can help you reach your destination in a safe […]


  • GRCC’s Chris Sain listed in GR Business Journal’s 40 under Forty

    By Warren Sink  – Collegiate Staff Grand Rapids Community College Coordinator of Retention and former student, Chris Sain Jr., was recently listed in the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 under Forty Business Leaders. The list labels the most innovative people under the age of forty in the Grand Rapids area. Sain was caught unaware by […]


  • Flu season nothing to sneeze at

    By Martine Coly – Collegiate Staff Flu season is here, but it’s not too late to avoid it. The flu is caused when the influenza virus infects the respiratory tract. The virus can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications that can lead to death. The CDC estimated that in the United States each year approximately […]


  • The Collegiate guide to hunter safety

    By John Rothwell – Collegiate Staff With the opening day of firearm deer season in Michigan on Nov. 15, tens of thousands of people track into the woods and fields in hopes of bagging a deer. Safety should be the number one priority of all hunters. In Michigan, a hunting license is required and hunter […]


  • New train station replaces ‘Amshack’

    By John Rothwell – Collegiate Staff West Michigan dignitaries and local community members gathered Oct. 27 to celebrate the highly anticipated opening of the Vernon J. Ehlers Amtrak Station in Grand Rapids. The groundbreaking took place in 2011, but numerous construction delays caused the opening to be pushed back several times. Replacing what many referred […]


  • GRCC anniversary book, ‘Open Door’ now on sale

    By Jacquelyn Zeman – Managing/News Editor Former Grand Rapids Community College English professor, Walt Lockwood, along with assistance of GRCC reference librarian and archivist, Mike Klawitter, published the school’s 100-year anniversary book, ‘Open Door.’ Lockwood started working on the book about a year and a half ago, and said his inspiration behind the book was […]


  • Brady Bustrum named honorary captain on Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night

    By John Rothwell – Collegiate Staff The Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team hosted a pediatric cancer awareness night, along with a special guest, Brady Bustrum, at its last home match of the season. The 5-year-old Rockford native was GRCC’s team captain for the evening. Brady has thalamic lymphoma and has been undergoing chemotherapy every […]