Articles Posted in the " News " Category

  • Title IX requirements increase: GRCC makes adjustments

    By Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor Grand Rapids Community College’s Student Code of Conduct Office is currently taking baby steps towards completely fulfilling its Title IX requirements. Title IX was created is to prevent gender discrimination of any kind in education. GRCC technically meets these goals, but only at a minimum. Sara Dorer, Director of […]


  • More than 30 students inspire peers in photo exhibit

    By Corea Parks – Collegiate Staff This year marks the eighth year of Grand Rapids Community College’s Paul Collins Gallery. This semester starts with a student photo exhibition of 37 students’ work on display. Since 2007, it has been curator and photography professor Filippo Tagliati’s goal and personal duty to showcase art and photo work that brings diversity and […]


  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events at GRCC

    Edited by Michael Julien – Multimedia/Pagination Editor A montage of clips from the festivities at Grand Rapids Community College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration                 Related Articles:Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, to speak on MLK dayNo Longer Afraid: a poet and professor’s journey to GRCCCollegiate Photo […]


  • Ender issues State of the College to Student Alliance

    By Warren Sink – Collegiate Staff Fluctuating enrollment and the college’s planned response was the focus of Grand Rapids Community College President Steven Ender’s State of the College address that he delivered at Student Alliance’s first meeting of the winter semester. During the Jan. 22 address, Ender emphasized a commitment by the administration to not […]


  • Obama proposes free community college for everyone

    By Chris Powers – Special Projects/Layout Editor President Barack Obama proposed expanding the nation’s education system to include free community college for two years as long as students meet some minimum guidelines. During his State of the Union address last week, Obama promised to send Congress “a bold new plan to lower the cost of […]


  • GRCC looks to offer domestic partner benefits to faculty and staff

    By Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor John Cowles, Dean of Student Success and Retention at Grand Rapids Community College, has been with his partner, Ric Underhile, for more than 21 years. Cowles receives benefits as an employee, but unlike married couples, those benefits do not extend to his partner. After years of discussion behind closed […]


  • GRCC to propose tiered tuition in culinary, nursing and dental programs to bring in $850,000

    By Jacquelyn Zeman – Chief Web Editor The cost to study culinary arts, nursing and dental at Grand Rapids Community College is expected to increase next fall, as college administrators say they plan to implement a new tiered tuition system. The plan, which was recommended by an ad-hoc budget committee appointed by GRCC President Steven Ender, includes a recommendation for tuition that, if implemented, would […]


  • Student works featured in latest issue of Display magazine

    By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-in-Chief The current issue of Display magazine is now available. The issue marks the 50th anniversary of the publication and is the art and English departments’ celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Grand Rapids Community College. The visual arts and writing publication comes out every semester and is made up […]


  • Actors’ Theatre drama to highlight the struggles of everyday people

    By Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor A relatable drama bringing everyday, closeted struggles to light, “Water By The Spoonful” may just tug at your own secrets in one way or another. In the play written by Quiara Alegria Hudes, the personal struggles, some not obvious to the outside world or to themselves, of six people […]


  • Black Student Union president resigns suddenly

    By Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor After speaking at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and ceremony at Grand Rapids Community College, Jaedah Pickens, president of the GRCC Black Student Union, emailed a letter of resignation from her leadership position. “She just said she had a lot going on and she just needed to […]