Articles Posted in the " News " Category

  • 3,200 Jimmy Carter lecture tickets for Monday night sold out.

    By Alex Tarr – Collegiate Staff Tickets for Monday’s lecture with former President Jimmy Carter are sold out. 3,200 general admission tickets were given out in total for the lecture. Of those tickets, 26 faculty members received tickets for their classes, and are requiring attendance to this event. Some professors are offering extra credit for […]


  • The Secchia Institute for Culinary Arts’ annual sugar pull rescheduled for tonight

    By Lydia Zilinsky – Collegiate Staff After poor weather conditions for the past two weeks, much trial and error learning, and an adventurous test run, the sugar pull is officially scheduled for today.  GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Arts, led by Chef Giles Renusson, has been working vigorously to prepare for a banquet they are hosting for […]


  • GRCC files lawsuit over the ownership of Bostwick Avenue

    By Jacquelyn Zeman – News Editor Grand Rapids Community College administrators are moving ahead with plans to assume ownership of the patch of land between the Bostwick parking ramp and the Main Building and Cook Hall, otherwise known as the Juan Olivarez Student Plaza. The former roadway, which has been closed for more than a decade under […]


  • GRCC celebrates 100-year anniversary in October with grand gala

    By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-in-Chief Grand Rapids Community College will host a gala Oct. 14 at DeVos Place to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the college. The goal of the gala is to raise $1 million in new student scholarships. Don MacKenzie, executive director of the GRCC foundation and associate vice president of college […]


  • 9/11 Traveling Exhibit comes to Grand Rapids

    By Michael Julien –– Multimedia Editor Last week the Steven Siller 9/11 traveling exhibit was at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Between 100 and 200 people turned out for the event. The foundation was created in memory of Siller, a firefighter who died in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001, during the […]


  • GRCC board of trustees discusses dropping enrollment and workforce diversity

    By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-in-Chief The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees discussed low enrollment and faculty diversity at Monday’s meeting. Lisa Freiburger, Vice President of Finance and Administration, updated the board on the low enrollment numbers at the college. When preparing the budget for the 2014-15 year, the finance department anticipated billing […]


  • Websites protest FCC net neutrality proposal

    Websites protest FCC net neutrality proposal

    By Chris Powers – Layout/Special Sections Editor Some of the internet was intentionally slow Thursday. Sept. 10 was a day of protest called “Go Slow” day. It was protesting the FCC’s net neutrality proposal announced in April which would create different speed lanes for various internet traffic and allow internet service providers to charge more […]


  • Top 4 events in GR this weekend

    By Alex Tarr – Collegiate Staff Eastown Street Fair Tomorrow returns a family friendly event put on annually in the southeast neighborhood of Eastown. A celebration of arts, crafts, food, music is along Wealthy Street between Atlas Avenue and Lake Drive. The fun will last from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and admission is free. […]


  • 100-year celebration continues with community picnic

    100-year celebration continues with community picnic

    By Paul Kempter – Collegiate Staff Grand Rapids Community College is celebrating its 100-year anniversary, and there are three reasons you should be stoked: BBQ ribs, chicken, and hotdogs. Here’s the kicker: it’s all free! GRCC will be hosting a community picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ford Fieldhouse. That’s right, […]


  • GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Arts annual sugar pull scheduled for tonight

    By Lydia Zilinsky – Collegiate Staff What better way to spend a Friday evening than eating sugary, old fashioned taffy after being a part of this year’s annual sugar pull at GRCC Each year, the culinary department creates the colorful mixture and gathers all available hands to help stretch the sugar in hopes of breaking the past year’s […]