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Politics & Government

Former president visits Grand Rapids this week

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Former President Jimmy Carter will be in Grand Rapids on Monday.

President Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter are scheduled to appear at Grand Rapids Community College as part of the school’s diversity lecture series.

“President Carter does not do many of these events, and we are honored that he has accepted our invitation to join us in our centennial year,” said GRCC President Dr. Steven C. Ender.

It should be a busy day for the 89 year old former president.

Carter is also scheduled to appear at a book signing on campus. His most recent book, his 28th, was published in March.

The former president won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.