Articles Posted in the " News " Category

  • Parking issues arise during first week of classes at GRCC

    By John Rothwell – Photo Editor At the start of each year, parking becomes an issue as an influx of new students commute to Grand Rapids Community College. This year was no different. According to the GRCC campus police department, by 9:30 a.m. Monday the Lyon St. ramp was full and the Bostwick ramp had […]


  • GRCC enrollment numbers now up five percent, back on track with annual budget

    By Kayla Tucker – Managing Editor After a quiet summer, the halls of Grand Rapids Community College are now bustling with students for the fall semester. Since last week, enrollment has gone up 5.9 percent to a total of 14,785 students. The total number of first-time enrolling students is at 3,931. Those numbers are tentative […]


  • GRCC Teams with USA Today to Create Localized News App

    By Kayla Tucker – Managing Editor Students at Grand Rapids Community College now have access to a new app that will open doors to news both global, national and local, written by students and professionals. USA Today has been teaming up with colleges around the country, introducing an app, “The Buzz.” The app will have a […]


  • Annual Welcome Week to begin next Tuesday, Sept. 8

    By Kayla Tucker – Managing Editor The annual Grand Rapids Community College Welcome Week is set to begin Sept. 8 and run through Sept. 11. The activities are open to all students at the college. All events will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., except Friday, and will be held on the Juan R. […]


  • GRCC breaks ground for lab preschool construction today

    By Kayla Tucker – Managing Editor Ground was broken this morning at the site of Grand Rapids Community College’s new preschool lab. The preschool is being built where the Barclay lot currently sits and will be dedicated to Phyllis Fratzke, founder of GRCC’s Childhood Development Program in the 1970s and the lab preschool in 1974. […]


  • Annual convocation starts fall semester with emotion, school pride

    By Kayla Tucker – Managing Editor An emotional convocation ceremony led by President Steven Ender this morning kicked off the school year for faculty and staff at Grand Rapids Community College. Nikki Banks, Criminal Justice Department Head, accepted the Academic Excellence Award beside her friends, family, and pastor. Banks graduated from GRCC in 1989 with […]




  • Mandatory Title IX training required by all GRCC students

    By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-in-Chief Every Grand Rapids Community College student recently received an email containing a mandatory Title IX training exercise that must be completed by Friday. Former Director of Student Life and Conduct, Sara Dorer, played a major role in developing the training video and introduced it in her last week at […]


  • Enrollment drops double digits, to cost GRCC $1.5 million

    By Kayla Tucker – Managing Editor Contributors: Chris Powers & Brittany Miller A projected 11.7 percent enrollment decline at Grand Rapids Community College is expected to cost the college $1.5 million in lost tuition revenue. According to Eric Mullen, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid, the enrollment numbers are checked weekly. This year, […]