SW Michigan

9:52 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Wayne State University names new president

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M. Roy Wilson will replace Allen Gilmour who is retiring. Wilson begins work August first
Wayne State University officially has a new president. The Detroit school's Board of Governors today unanimously approved Dr. M. Roy Wilson to head the school, replacing retiring Allan Gilmour. Wilson, currently deputy director for strategic scientific planning and program coordination at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, spent Tuesday and Wednesday on campus in private meetings with different faculty and staff groups.
9:37 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Memorial unveiled for slain Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer

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Eric Zapata was killed in the line of duty in 2011
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Connie Bernal had worried that with the passing of time, the memory of her son, slain Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata, and the sacrifice he made would fade for some. But on Wednesday, she said that concern was forever put to rest.
12:17 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Poll shows Peters as early front-runner for Michigan Senate seat, with Land his closest Republican rival

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Peters the only Democrats in the race leads former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land by five points in statewide poll
"With all the candidates so anonymous at this point the main thing these early results tell us is that in a Democratic state the likely default outcome is the election of another Democratic Senator," according to PPP. The eventual Republican candidate will have to distinguish his or herself, or Peters will have to falter for that to stray from the norm."
10:40 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Contract approved for new KRESA superintendent

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David Campbell officially begins duties as KRESA superintendent July 1st
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- David Campbell will be getting a nice raise in his new job as superintendent of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency. Campbell will have a base salary of $174,000 under a three-year contract approved Monday by the KRESA board. Campbell currently earns $140,000 as superintendent of the Livingston Educational Service Agency.
10:36 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Financially troubled school districts could close or consolidate

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Albion's closing of high school one of many decision in state made to deal with financial problems
Insolvent school districts could be shut down and their students sent to neighboring districts within three weeks under bipartisan legislation proposed by two Michigan lawmakers. State Reps. David Rutledge, D-Ypsilanti, and Bill Rogers, R-Brighton, introduced a bill last week to allow the state to dissolve districts that run out of cash.

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