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GRCC In the News, 2-5-16

GRCC seeks to lower textbook costs for students with new partnership

Feb. 4, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has entered into a new partnership to lower textbook costs for students, officials say. 212 more words

Guest Blog: Advice from GW's Office of Student Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) here at GW has written a guest blog for us today about how to stay on top of applying for Federal Financial Aid. 362 more words

Admissions

We don't need another hero...

With tongue in cheek, we used to say that if a college or university president wanted to strongly encourage one of its administrators to consider employment at some other institution, the president need only assign the administrator the responsibility of determining when to close because of inclement weather. 1,090 more words

Student Affairs

GRCC In the News, 2-4-16

Free tax assistance across W. MI for low-income families

Feb. 3, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Student and staff from colleges across West Michigan are offering free tax filing assistance for low-income families. 170 more words

How Far Can I Push It?

There’s been a lot of talk lately on all the art related Facebook groups I am a part of.  I mean, it is a subject art teachers discuss a lot, but in the past few weeks the conversation has been longer and more engaging.   518 more words

It's Time to Put Right All The Wrongs I've Done

I have finally confirmed my feelings of inadequacy.  You see, my whole life, I have nothing but a cook.  Furthermore, the people whom I give credit for some of my accomplishments in life are nothing but cooks as well.   1,057 more words

Students

Letters of Introduction

I really love the first English lesson of the year. The anticipation and expectation that fills the room is palatable. Watching the quiet (mostly) students sitting and waiting to hear what I have to say, all the while making assumptions about the kind of teacher I will be and the kind of student they will be. 448 more words

Teaching