Articles Posted in the " News " Category

  • GRCC to offer faculty buyouts, expected to save $5 million over a decade

    By Jacquelyn Zeman – Managing/News Editor Due to the decline in enrollment, Grand Rapids Community College will be offering some faculty members buyouts in an attempt to save $5 million over the next decade. According to Lisa Freiburger, Vice President of Finance and Administration, the college has been considering this plan for some time. “This is budget related,” Freiburger said. “There was […]



  • Slows Bar B-Q coming to Grand Rapids Downtown Market spring of 2015

    By John Rothwell – Collegiate Staff The Grand Rapids Downtown Market  is getting a new restaurant in the spring of 2015.  Slows Bar B-Q, a successful downtown Detroit restaurant that is known for its slow-cooked barbeque will fill the market’s southeast side, which is located at the corner of Iona and Logan street. “Slows is a notable […]



  • GRCC Board of Trustees reviews 2014-15 Monitoring Report

    By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-in-Chief The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees reviewed the 2014-15 Board Monitoring Report for the Strategic and Student Success Pathways at Monday’s meeting. A group of four faculty and staff members, headed by John Cowles, Dean of Student Success and Retention, presented the board with a report that was put together […]


  • Kent Philharmonia Orchestra to spook GRCC with ‘Ghoulfest’

    By Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor As Halloween quickly approaches, Grand Rapids Community College’s Kent Philharmonia Orchestra plans to bring the traditional ‘Ghoulfest’, a frightful ensemble with GRCC musicians in Halloween costume garb. The festivities will begin with a costume contest at 6:30 p.m. open to all ages. The concert will follow at 7:30 p.m. […]


  • Political clubs offer chance to speak mind and develop friendships

    By Kayla Tucker - A&E/Features Editor As elections near, the pressure to be politically involved is increased. Some want to discuss ideas and opinions, some just want to figure out where they stand politically. At Grand Rapids Community College, students are offered opportunities to have a voice and share what they believe. The College Democrats and Republicans […]


  • Annual Campus Police report released

    By Warren Sink – Collegiate Staff The Grand Rapids Community College Police Department released the annual security report of local campuses at the beginning of October. The report is a 65 page document, that the college is required to compile, and details the purpose of the GRCCPD and the proper procedures and definitions that structuralize […]


  • Collegiate earns five awards from Michigan Press Association

    By Sean P. Mullhall – Editor-in-Cheif Three former Collegiate editors won four awards from the Michigan Press Association (MPA) last week, with last year’s Photo Editor, Sarah Davis, nabbing two in one category. Davis won first place, for her photo of Sean P. Mulhall as part of his 2014 Collegiate winter magazine story titled “Clean […]


  • GRCC celebrates 100 years with 100 ways to give

    By Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor It’s not hard to miss Grand Rapids Community College’s 100th anniversary this year with all of the celebration around campus. But this time GRCC is giving back to the community. GRCC’s 100 Ways to Give is a broad event, co-chaired by Laurie Foster and Lilly Anderson, interim associate dean […]