Grand Rapids Community College picks presidential search firm, seeks public input
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is enlisting the help of the Mississippi-based search firm that helped hire outgoing President Bill Pink in 2017 to search for his replacement. RELATED: Ferris State taps Grand Rapids Community College president as sole finalist to be next leader. Trustees are looking for public feedback to GRCC’s leadership profile and the ongoing presidential search process. The public can attend virtually or in person, in the board library on the fifth floor of Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, 143 Bostwick Ave. in Grand Rapids. In Michigan, the firm assisted Montcalm Community College with a presidential search in 2019, and GRCC with multiple searches including the 2016 presidential search and a 2019 provost search.mlive.com
How parents can help children who may be struggling with mental health: "Kids will always surprise you"
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Child Mind Institute launches its "Dare to Share" campaign, encouraging kids to open up about mental health. A child psychologist discusses strategies for parents to talk with their children.cbsnews.com
April’s Lyrid Meteor Shower, full Pink Moon: When to see shooting stars
Sky watchers are in for a treat in April with the return of a meteor shower and a full “Pink” moon. The Lyrid meteor shower will peak on the night of Thursday, April 21 into the early hours of Friday, April 22. Pink MoonIn addition to the Lyrids, April will bring a full Pink Moon on April 16. Instead, the name comes from the wild ground phlox, a pink flower that typically blooms in April. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Pink Moon is also called the Full Sprouting Grass Moon and the Full Fish Moon.mlive.com
Ferris State taps Grand Rapids Community College president as sole finalist to be next leader
BIG RAPIDS, MI - Ferris State University announced Monday that Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink is the sole candidate to take the reins from outgoing President David Eisler. The decision follows a national search led by a board advisory committee that included the trustees, faculty, staff, students and community. Pink has served as GRCC president since July 2017. Pinck was GRCC’s first Black president and will also be the first for Ferris State. Pink is well-known in the Grand Rapids area, but he is no stranger to the Ferris State University community, according to Anna Seibold, chair of the FSU Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Advisory Committee.mlive.com
Billboard Music Awards 2021: Drake, Pink, The Weeknd win big
Drake placed his first song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2009, and since has logged the most songs ever on the chart, with 232 entrees. He was also named top streaming songs artist Sunday. Breakthrough country singer Gabby Barrett won three awards, including top female country artist and top country song for the hit “I Hope.” The song’s remix featuring Charlie Puth won top collaboration. Wallen was nominated for six awards, and Billboard Awards producer dick clark productions said it couldn’t prevent Wallen from earning nominations, or winning, because finalists are based on album and digital sales, streaming, radio airplay and social engagement. The Billboard Awards kicked off with a collaborative performance by DJ Khaled, H.E.R.mlive.com
Family seeks answers in death of woman found in vehicle in Detroit
DETROIT – The family of Charlatta Roper is asking for the public’s help in her death. Police said her body was found in the back seat of a car, found in an alley near Wilshire and Hayes. Robert Johnson, Roper’s uncle, is asking some tough questions Thursday night, and he said he knows someone has the answer. Police found her body in the back seat of a car Wednesday morning in an alley near Wilshire and Hayes in Detroit. “We would never, ever thought that you would leave us like this in this way -- that no one would take you from us like this,” said Lisa Johnson, Roper’s aunt.
Redford Township police seek missing 14-year-old girl
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police have canceled the Emergency Missing Advisory for Kyara Shepherd Tuesday night. The Redford Police Department said she has been located. Original story:Police are asking for help finding a 14-year-old girl who went missing Monday morning in the area of Beech Daly and 5 Mile roads in Redford Township. Kyara Shepherd is described as Black, standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 120 pounds. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Redford Township Police Department at 313-387-2500.
Jeff Bezos says Amazon is donating $690,000 to Australian bush fire efforts
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, pictured on September 13, 2018. Bloomberg | Getty ImagesBillionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced his company will donate $690,000 donation to bush fire relief efforts in Australia. In an Instagram post on Sunday, Bezos pledged 1 million Australian dollars ($690,000) on behalf of the tech giant an amount that has faced criticism by some on social media. "Amazon is donating 1 million AU dollars in needed provisions and services." The figure was derided by some online, with people comparing the sum with Bezos' personal net worth.cnbc.com
These celebrities are donating money to the Australian bushfires
The bushfires in Australia are still ravaging parts of the country and are wreacking havoc on small communities and rural towns. The damage has been devastating and news of the bushfires has spread overseas with many activists and celebrities sharing photos of the devastation on social media. There are many different places where you can donate money to help with relief, and many celebrities have shared donation links and even donated themselves. I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. Another Australian actor, Russell Crowe, who is in Australia right now, posted that he donated $105,000 to firefighters.
Singer Pink pledges $500,000 to fight Australia's wildfires
American pop singer Pink says she is donating $500,000 to help fight the deadly wildfires that have devastated parts of Australia. "I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires," Pink tweeted Saturday to her 32.2 million Twitter followers. "I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines.cbsnews.com
Pink dyes daughter's hair in support of Jessica Simpson
Pink performs the national anthem before Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018. Pink has posted a message in response to some parent shamers. In a recent Instagram post, the singer, 39, shared a photo of her 8-year-old daughter sporting a bright new look, alongside an image of Jessica Simpson dyeing the ends of her own daughter's hair. Late Tuesday, Simpson, also 39, shared a series of photos on Instagram of her 7-year-old daughter donning colorful locks, complete with purples and pinks. "I heard people were bummed on Jessica Simpson for letting her seven year old get her hair colored," Pink wrote in her caption.
Should Kids Be Dyeing Their Hair?
Jessica Simpson is getting mom-shamed for letting her daughter dye her hair purple. The singer posted a photo of her 7-year-old Maxi at the salon with the tips of her blonde locks dyed purple. "Isnt she too young to have her hair dyed?" "I heard people were bummed on Jessica Simpson for letting her seven year old get her hair colored. Inside Edition spoke to hair stylist Carrie Butterworth to see if dyeing your childs hair can be dangerous.
1/31: ISIS video purportedly shows execution of Japanese hostage; Pink taxis hit India's streets to keep women safe
1/31: ISIS video purportedly shows execution of Japanese hostage; Pink taxis hit India's streets to keep women safe ISIS militants posted a video that purportedly shows the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. ISIS had offered the release of Goto in exchange for a would-be Iraqi suicide bomber held in a Jordanian prison; and, taxis with bright pink markings have made their way to the streets of New Delhi in response to the outrage and fear of crimes against women.cbsnews.com