SW Michigan

7:15 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Study Shows More Higher Education Dollars Going to Administrative and Support Staff

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Universities are using more part-time and temporary instructors
Newly released data shows the ranks of administrators and professional staff at the state's public and private colleges and universities are growing while the ratio of full-time faculty per thousand students is declining. Both four-year and two-year schools are increasingly turning to part-time or temporary instructors to fill faculty ranks.
6:49 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Changes Address Language Barriers in Calhoun County Courts

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State administrators approved the language access plan last week
Until Thursday, Calhoun County courts lacked a plan to help those who don't speak fluent English understand what is happening in court proceedings. Now the county's courts comply with state rules after a Language Access Plan was approved by the state. Last week state administrators approved the Calhoun County Courts Language Access Plan.
8:09 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Effort Begins to Put Minimum Wage Increase on Michigan Ballot

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Leaders plan to ask for a new minimum wage between $9.50 and $10 per hour
A coalition of faith-based organizations, labor unions and civil rights groups launched a campaign Saturday to raise Michigans minimum wage by securing the issue a spot on the November ballot. Michigan United has started recruiting volunteers to obtain the necessary 258,088 signatures to place the measure on the ballot of more than 322,609 signatures for a proposed constitutional amendment.
7:58 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Recall Petitions Upheld Against Alamo Township Supervisor

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380 signatures must be collected by August first to force November recall election of Lou Conti
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The r ecall effort against Alamo Township Supervisor Lou Conti can now move forward, but it's likely taken longer than those responsible for the movement had hoped. Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge J. Richardson Johnson upheld three petitions to recall Conti in a decision made Feb. 4.
7:52 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Bronson Battle Creek Names New COO

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Jim McKernan has been vice president of Bronson HealthCare Midwest
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BATTLE CREEK, MI - After conducting a nationwide search for its next chief operating officer, Bronson Battle Creek decided the best candidate was already within its ranks. James E. McKernan will become the next COO of Bronson Battle Creek and a senior vice president with Bronson Healthcare, effective March 10.

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