SW Michigan

7:24 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Men's basketball: Western Michigan 62 Ball State 53

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Shayne Whittingon led Broncos with 21 points and 15 rebounds
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Western Michigan mens' basketball team got a big effort out of its biggest player and held on to defeat Ball State, 62-53, on Sunday for its second consecutive win.
9:53 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Calhoun County officials look for improvement on roads in 2014

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Calhoun and Jackson Counties entered into partnership to manage roads
After months of reining in finances and creating partnerships, the Calhoun County Road Department knows this: it's not looking for 2014 to be yet another year of chasing potholes. "I think we have accomplished a lot," said county Administrator Kelli Scott.
9:49 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Democrats look to balance state ticket

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A candidate for Governor from Battle Creek and Attorney General hopeful from Kalamazoo could influence other nominations
LANSING - While Democrat Mark Schauer is busy raising money, developing policy plans and putting his campaign plan into high gear for the upcoming race for governor, he's also quietly beginning the delicate task of choosing a running mate. There are many things for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate to consider, like geography, gender and race.
2:01 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

The University of Michigan gets a new president

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Schlissel trained as a medical doctor and later became a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and later a professor of biology at UC-Berkeley.
Mark Schlissel, provost at Brown University, was selected to replace Mary Sue Coleman, who will retire at the end of the school year. A graduate of Princeton University, Schlissel earned both MD and PhD degrees at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The university has not revealed the salary range for the job; Coleman earns $603,357.
12:24 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Michigan schools could get the bill for teacher evaluation changes

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The plan includes a requirement to fire "consistently ineffective" teachers and to actively mentor new teachers.
LANSING -- Proposed changes to Michigan's teacher evaluation system could cost local school districts and intermediate school districts as much as $42 million, but the sponsors of the proposed changes say most of the expenses are one-time costs the state could reimburse through the budget surplus.