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Students to assist in hospitality operations at sporting event

Ferris State University students will return to Colorado to participate in the 2022 winter games.

U-M settlement latest in school sex abuse payouts

A financial payout for more than 1,000 people — mostly men — who said they were sexually assaulted by former University of Michigan sports doctor Robert Anderson is the latest multimillion-dollar settlement involving schools faced with sexual misconduct scandals.

Suspended professor threatens to sue if he’s not reinstated

DETROIT — A Michigan professor who was suspended after making a profanity-filled video for his students is threatening to file a lawsuit if Ferris State University doesn’t quickly lift the sanction.

Compass College undergoing renovations

A local film and media school began an approximately $400,000 renovation project on its existing building.

Some schools expecting virus surge go online, cancel classes

SOUTHFIELD — The continued rise in coronavirus cases across Michigan and an expected surge following Christmas and the New Year has extended the holiday break for some students.

Longtime West Michigan philanthropist Esther Padnos dies

West Michigan is mourning the death of a longtime supporter of philanthropic causes in the region.

Port Huron acquiring gaming trailer to engage students

PORT HURON — An eastern Michigan city is turning to video games to engage students after school.

Event introduces kids to coding

West Michigan Tech Talent earlier this month hosted the {MI}Code Experience as part of a global Hour of Code event, teaching more than 2,000 West Michigan elementary students how to code.

U-M, MSU require boosters in 2022

LANSING — The University of Michigan and Michigan State University will require all students, faculty and staff to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination for the next semester in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

GRCC to make navigating campus easier

A $600,000 construction project is underway on the Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) downtown campus.

Engineer uses practical experience to promote STEM in schools

A local engineer is using her experience to provide children of color in West Michigan with more math and science educational opportunities.

Teaching in low-income districts could prompt loan forgiveness

LANSING — Student loans could be tied to student lunches for teachers in some Michigan school districts desperately seeking to attract them.

Aquinas College president to step down

Aquinas College President Kevin Quinn said he will not seek another term after leading the school since 2017.

Michigan State University overcomes challenges in court competition

Michigan State University College of Law won the Billings Exum Frye Moot Court Competition.

State expands regional child care program

LANSING — A program to help Michigan residents save on child care is getting a $2.5 million boost.

Davenport rolls out new STEM degree programs

Davenport University is offering two new degree programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education to combat teacher shortages in urban areas.

GRPS Foundation names new president and CEO

The fundraising partner of Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) hired new a president and CEO.

Health experts want to know more about flu at U-M

ANN ARBOR — Federal health experts are visiting the University of Michigan to learn more about hundreds of influenza cases diagnosed by the campus health service.

Nonprofit expands adult literacy program with grant

The Literacy Center of West Michigan (LCWM) will expand adult literacy programming for English-speaking residents focused on personal goals and job readiness. 

Davenport president joins NCAA council

Davenport University President Richard Pappas was appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II President Council.

MSU researchers collecting data on Great Lakes shoreline

EAST LANSING — Researchers at Michigan State University are collecting data on the Great Lakes shoreline, including how residents view coastlines and the impact of high water levels.

Ferris State’s fundraising campaign passes $115M goal

Ferris State University raised $117.2 million, exceeding its $115 million fundraising campaign goal seven months ahead of schedule.

Community center breaks ground in Caledonia

A local school district and fitness organization broke ground on a new community center to encourage healthier lifestyles.

U-M gets $40M gift to help first-generation students

LANSING — Before New York real estate developer Fred Wilpon would become part-owner and then sole owner of the New York Mets for over 30 years, he was a 17-year-old first-generation college student who had gotten off an airplane for the first time in his life to attend the University of Michigan.

GRCC to offer new sewing program

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) is partnering with a local woman-owned manufacturing business to launch a new certification program.