SW Michigan

10:51 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Analysis of WMU salary adjustments

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Adjustments started as issue of gender equity. But other positions became subject of review
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Of the 111 Western Michigan University professors who received salary adjustments on Nov. 19, 85 were women and 26 were men, according to a university spokeswoman. Adjustments totaled $412,000, said Cheryl Roland, executive director of university relations, in an email.
10:16 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Salaries for school support staff varies in Calhoun County

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Enquirer analysis finds amount spent on employees other than teachers and administrators dropped over three year period
On a cold and snowy afternoon last week, Stuart Olsen went about his twice-daily routine that is designed to keep a couple dozen children safe. Trudging through the slush covering the lot of Lakeview School District's transportation depot, Olsen popped the hood of his school bus to check its vital organs.
7:23 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Michigan-based telemarketing firm takes large cut out of donations

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Investigation shows large percentage of money taken to pay for fund raising work
ACS is one of the nation's largest charity telemarketing firms, and most of the money flowing into its coffers on behalf of dozens of nonprofits nationwide is coming from senior citizens, retirees and people with disabilities, according to a recent investigation by the Tampa Bay (Florida) Tribune and the Center for Investigative Reporting.
7:07 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Dunn, other higher education leaders say state needs to make greater investment

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Western Michigan University President John Dunn was part of round table discussion of higher education leaders
Politicians and economic developers in Michigan want to make sure that the state has an educated workforce, but the leaders of universities in West Michigan said they are not getting the financial support they need to make this a reality.
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6:54 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Some in Southwest Michigan may not have power back until end of week

Lead in text: 
Barry County among hardest hit areas in state
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO,MI - It will be a dark-- or candle-lit-- Christmas for many homes in Southwest Michigan following a weekend ice storm that downed utility wires throughout the region. According to a news release from Consumers Energy at 5 a.m.

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