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Podcast 9: Trustee candidate forum today


Hello, and welcome to the 9th Collegiate News Podcast. Here’s what’s in the news this week.

Five community members are running for the three open trustee seats at Grand Rapids Community College. The candidates include businessman Kenyatta Brame, lawyer Kathleen Bruinsma, current trustee David Koetje, retired GRCC administrator C.J. Shroll, and U.S. Coast Guard veteran Keith Wakefield. More information on the candidates can be found on thecollegiatelive.com.

A candidate forum will be held from 3-5pm today in room 108 of Sneden Hall, on GRCC’s DeVos Campus.

A GRCC music professor is planning a fundraiser for an alum who is struggling to pay his college tuition at Michigan State University. Professor Libor Ondras is hosting a “Recital in the Barn” at 3 p.m. October 30 at 3550 52nd St SE Kentwood, MI 49512. Chamber music will be performed, featuring several members of the Grand Rapids Symphony as part of a Mozart oboe quartet. Ondras will play the violin. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the recital, and guests will be asked to make a donation. Guests are being asked to RSVP ahead of time, as there will be limited seating. Email your RSVP to davidkl@me.com.

An email was recently sent out to all GRCC students on the definition of consent. The email was aimed to educate students about consent, the policies regarding sexual misconduct, and resources that are available. The email also included a video, which starred several GRCC students discussing what policies the college has put into place to keep the student body safe. GRCC’s Title 9 Coordinator Kimberly DeVries said (quote) “The purpose of the video was to encourage the GRCC community to really think about consent” (end quote). Additionally, DeVries said (quote) “Consent is really at the core of our relationships with other people.” (endquote)

DeVries encouraged students to check out a new course on Blackboard entitled “Training and Orientation Courses.” The course is full of resources, quizzes and videos. She also said that students may contact her directly if they have any questions, comments or concerns.

The men’s basketball team won their first scrimmage against Glen Oaks Community College 94-67 last week. This was their first game, and first win, under their new Coach Luke Bronkema. Moving forward, Bronkema said the team needs to focus on improving their discipline defensively and offensively.

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For The Collegiate at GRCC, I’m Kayla Tucker. Have a good week.

The music in this podcast is titled “energy” by bensound.com