SW Michigan

6:19 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Berrien County considers dissovling road commission

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Another public hearing on the issue is scheduled for October 24th
ST. JOSEPH - Berrien County commissioners got an earful Thursday on whether they should dissolve the troubled county road commission and assume its responsibilities.
8:15 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

U-M Professor says ban on Affirmative Action has "chilling effect"

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Case will be heard by U.S. Supreme Court
As Kevin Gaines discussed the history of the civil rights movement in a University of Michigan class recently, he said he found himself looking at 15 white faces and two African-American faces. That lack of diversity made having robust class discussions difficult, Gaines, a U-M history professor, said Thursday during a conference call with reporters.
8:11 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

WMU's Hoekje Hall demolished, Bigelow to come down next

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New residence hall is expected to open in 2015
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Two dorms that were home to tens of thousands of Western Michigan University students for more than 50 years are coming down this month. The demolition of Hoekje and Bigelow Halls are part of WMU's announced effort to replace its aging housing and dining hall stock.
1:41 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sentenced to 28 years in prison

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Kilpatrick's attorneys had asked for 15 year sentence for corruption conviction
Seven months after his historic conviction for public corruption, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will find out today how much time he'll spend in prison for running what the government called a money-making racket out of City Hall that steered millions to himself, his family and his friends while the impoverished city hobbled along.
12:10 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Truancy rates vary but cause problems throughout state

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Rates of students missing class are disproportionately high in urban areas with high poverty rates
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: The Center for Michigan
When Grand Rapids Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal visits schools and classrooms, she can't help but notice the empty seats. More than one in four students missed at least 10 days with unexcused absences in 2011-12, one of the highest rates in the state.

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