higher education

BENTON HARBOR, MI -- Lake Michigan College President Robert Harrison will retire at the end of 2015, according to an announcement from the college Tuesday. Harrison has been president of the college for six years. He joined the college in 1999 as executive dean of Bertrand Crossing and workforce services.

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Community colleges in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek will get a share of a new state grant to expand training programs in the skilled trades.

Governor Rick Snyder announced details of the $50-million program Tuesday after highlighting the issue during his "State of the State" address in January. The program was first announced in October 2014.

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(Lansing-MPRN) A state Senate panel will take up a bill on Tuesday that would allow college graduates to claim a tax credit based on student loan interest payments. 

Two Associate Deans resigned after Dean Alex Enyedi's contract was not renewed

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College President Marilyn Schlack says a new "healthy living" campus in downtown Kalamazoo will offer programs not found anywhere else in the country. 

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