Month: August 2021

Wayne County orders face masks for schools and daycares | Michigan News

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Michigan (AP) – Wayne County, Michigan’s most populous, requires masks inside schools. The county health officer issued a COVID-19 order on Friday requiring that the face be covered for students, teachers and staff in Kindergarten to Grade 12. The measure also applies to day care centers, with the exception …

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Dean’s Update | August 27, 2021 – College of Human Medicine

Friends, I have a few follow-ups from last week regarding COVID-19 cases and vaccines. First, it seems that the cases of Ingham and Kent Counties are increasing, as are hospitalizations, although so far we are well below the surges of last spring. Second, there is new security data for the Pfizer vaccine outside Israel. Because …

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Michigan community gears up for massive annual cancer fundraiser

The Arrows take on Mona Shores in the 13th On Your Sidelines Game of the Week, but it’s also one of the region’s biggest cancer fundraisers. LOWELL, Michigan – The temperature hovers around 90 degrees. The sun is beating down on the Red Arrow stadium. The heat is brutal. But the organizers of Lowell’s Pink …

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Fluoride in Chinese tap water worries Michigan community

“We depend on China for too many things,” says Port Sanilac village president Ray Mach LEXINGTON, Michigan—The discovery that a Michigan city’s drinking water treatment plant has been adding Chinese-made fluoride to its water supply for years has upset some residents. “That’s nonsense,” said Steve Stencel, a longtime restaurant owner in Lexington, Michigan. “It is …

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2 major Michigan counties order masks for young schoolchildren | Michigan News

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (AP) – The two largest counties in western Michigan ordered masks in schools through sixth grade on Friday, citing the risk of the delta variant of COVID-19 and young children who are not eligible for vaccines. Orders came from Kent and Ottawa County Health Services. “Many of our students are too young …

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Michigan can’t afford to be wrong in search for athletic director

Michigan State President Samuel Stanley is unlikely to recruit more than he does when choosing MSU’s next athletic director. This move could outlast Stanley and will set the tone and the way for a ministry that cannot afford bad leadership. MSU Athletics is only five years from its Camelot – a period of unprecedented victories …

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Central Michigan to Require COVID-19 Testing for Unvaccinated People | Michigan News

LANSING, Michigan (AP) – Central Michigan University will require all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or participate in weekly COVID-19 tests for the fall semester, the university said Thursday. Several other Michigan universities have mandated COVID-19 vaccines in anticipation of the drop as concerns grow about the highly contagious delta …

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Lubo Ivanko/iStock (NEW YORK) — The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 623,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 while over 4.3 million people have died from the disease worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at …

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Michigan State Football Notes: Notable Newcomers and “Zoom Babies”

EAST LANSING – Mel Tucker was working with cornerbacks during a practice drill Tuesday morning when Charles Brantley’s turn arrived. The Michigan state sophomore coach shouted instructions about outdoor leverage, quick feet and low cushion level, then clapped as the real freshman picked up a mock fumble. “We have to give Chuck a chance,” Tucker …

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Governor Whitmer notes Michigan economy rebound with jobs figures

LANSING, Michigan (WJRT) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the latest employment figures for Michigan indicate continued improvement in the state’s economy. Figures released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth show that the state’s unemployment rate fell in July to 4.8%, which is well below the national average of 5.4%. Michigan businesses …

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police department adjusts its structure to meet community needs | MSU Today

Under the direction of Marlon Lynch, Michigan State University Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police, and with the approval of MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, guidance and direction MSU’s police and public security department structure has been adjusted to better reflect the priorities of the Spartan community. “MSU officers play …

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Michigan State Police Launch Drunk Driving Law Enforcement Campaigns – The Morning Sun

As the Michiganders take advantage of the summer vacation, the end of the season is near and Labor Day is not so far away. Police across Michigan, including state police, have launched several campaigns to target drunk and impaired drivers. So far this year, up to Aug. 17, state police had reported 673 road fatalities …

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MSU Welcomes ACE Fellow to Its Campus | MSU Today

Michigan State University will host Wondwossen A. Gebreyes, DVM, member of the American Council on Education, for the 2021-2022 academic year. Gebreyes is one of 52 fellows making up this year’s cohort at colleges and universities across the country. Dr Gebreyes Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows program is designed to build institutional and leadership …

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Dean’s Update | August 13, 2021 – College of Human Medicine

Friends, This week, we hosted 190 Early Clinical Experience (ECE) students at the College of Human Medicine. While last year’s focus was entirely virtual, this year we have all come together masked in Life Sciences A133 as in previous decades. Drs. DeMuth and Ferenchick indicated where they were seated in A133 during their time here …

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Research how your Michigan community grew (or shrunk) in the 2020 census – news from the pink report

Michigan has grown a little bit over the past 10 years, but maybe your community has changed a lot more. The state of Michigan has 10,077,331 people in 2020, up just under 2% from the 9,883,640 people who lived in the state a decade earlier. These numbers are critical in determining everything from state representation …

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Chemicals supplier loses certification after nearly contaminating Michigan community’s drinking water

Michigan on Wednesday blacklisted a chemicals distributor accused of nearly contaminating the drinking water of a metro-Detroit community with sulfuric acid. PVS Nolwood, a Detroit-based company that supplies chemicals to as many as 10 municipal drinking water suppliers in the state, accidentally shipped four 55-gallon barrels of sulfuric acid to New Baltimore with labels that …

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Student Organic Farm Offers Fresh Vegetables For Fall | MSU Today

Fall Veggie actions are now available through the MSU student organic farm Community supported agriculture program. The season runs from August 26 to December 16 and offers members a wide assortment of fresh and organic produce, available via contactless pickup both on campus and at the farm, just south of campus. CSA members can also …

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Michigan State Board of Ed on Masks and Vaccines: It’s the Districts Call

In a tense meeting, the Michigan State Board of Education passed a resolution that essentially took a hands-off approach to whether local districts should adopt mask mandates at the start of the new school year. In a sometimes fiery day-long session, the board met on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming school year as debate over …

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Study: Line 5 Closure Poses Serious Threats to Michigan Economy | State

(The Center Square) – It doesn’t look like the ongoing legal standoff between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration and developers of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline spanning the Straits of Mackinac will be resolved anytime soon. However, an independent study published last month by the American Petroleum Institute adds fuel to the fire by detailing the …

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Study: Line 5 Closure Seriously Threatens Michigan Economy | Michigan

(The Center Square) – It doesn’t look like the ongoing legal standoff between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration and developers of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline spanning the Straits of Mackinac will be resolved anytime soon. However, an independent study published last month by the American Petroleum Institute adds fuel to the fire by detailing the …

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Michigan State Football and Basketball Alumni Support Alan Haller for AD

The search for the next Michigan state athletic director is in its infancy, but a potential candidate is garnering a lot of support. A group of nearly 30 football program alumni posted a 45-minute video testimony to YouTube on Monday backing Alan Haller, a native of Lansing, a former Spartan and NFL player who is …

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Michigan state athletic director Bill Beekman steps down after 3 years

Michigan State Athletic Director Bill Beekman came out as the Spartans’ AD after just 3 years. Beekman, however, will remain on the staff of the State of Michigan. President Samuel stanley announced that Beekman will assume the role of vice president for strategic initiatives. Speaking on his decision to step down, Beekman said, “I have …

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Teenage fisherman sets new Chinook salmon record in Michigan

As daylight rose on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan on Saturday, Captain Bobby Sullivan caught a huge chinook salmon for his client, Luis Hernandez Martinez. Hours later, the fish was certified as the new king of state records; officially weighing 47.86 pounds. It is also the largest ever extracted from the five Great Lakes. …

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Editorial summary: Michigan | Michigan News

(Marquette) Mining newspaper. August 7, 2021. Editorial: Masking, vaccine choices at NMU impact whole community While Northern Michigan University at Marquette has not joined the growing list of universities across the country that will require returning students to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, it is revising its mask protocol for the start of the semester. …

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author, former judge dissects the film “Anatomy of a murder” | Michigan News

By CHRISTIE MASTRIC, The Mining Journal (Marquette) MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) – Would the “not guilty” verdict described in the book and movie “Anatomy of a Murder” hold today? Author and former Army Judge Eugene Milhizer recently gave a presentation on his book, “Dissecting the Anatomy of a Murder,” at the Central UP and Northern Michigan …

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Dean’s Update | August 6, 2021 – College of Human Medicine

Friends, This week, I had the pleasure of meeting with the right folks from Academic Affairs to recognize and celebrate ten colleagues who retired during the pandemic. We gathered outside at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge, which was lovely and remarkably mosquito-free, if not as central between Grand Rapids and East Lansing as our more …

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How sulfuric acid almost ended up in a Michigan community’s water supply

When you dilute sulfuric acid with water, you get battery acid. This is what the Metro Detroit community of New Baltimore almost accidentally created in their water supply last month, due to a labeling incident. New Baltimore Water Plant Superintendent Chris Hiltunen said on Sunday July 11 that an employee was pumping out several gallons …

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7 misconceptions about payday loans – NoHo Arts District

Payday loans are infamous. Everyone knows them, but there are still a lot of misconceptions about them. They are generally considered a bad choice for your savings and for your credit report. But, with new technologies, a wide variety of lenders, and the ability to take out short-term loans quickly, today’s common misconceptions couldn’t be …

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court expands crime of bullying to transgender victims | Michigan News

By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) – A Michigan law that prohibits gender-based bullying covers transgender people, the state’s Court of Appeals said Thursday. The court ruled in the case of a transgender woman who was shot in the shoulder after being confronted by a man at a gas station in Detroit. The man …

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Mid-Michigan Planning Commission Rejects Migrant Housing | Michigan News

ALMA, Michigan (AP) – A central Michigan community planning commission opposes a zoning change that would turn a former retirement home into temporary housing for boys crossing the U.S. border without parents. Alma commissioners recommended, 4-2, that the application be dismissed on Wednesday, after weeks of community tension and a public hearing that drew hundreds. …

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Michigan State University’s management of Muskegon food processing incubator set to be a game-changer

MUSKEGON, MI – Michigan State University Product Center is partnering with a food processing incubator in Muskegon to connect with area farms and help small businesses grow. The Muskegon Community College Food, Agriculture, Research and Manufacturing Center (FARM) business accelerator is now managed by the university. The state of Michigan took over management of the …

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Vaccinations in Michigan are on the rise again; masks at school encouraged | Michigan News

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Michigan (AP) – The weekly number of people in Michigan receiving a first injection of COVID-19 has increased for the third week in a row after steadily declining for two months. The increase coincided with the spread of the delta variant – the most contagious coronavirus mutant to date …

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Michigan State Representative Mari Manoogian to Chair 15th Annual ANCA-ER Endowment Fund Gala

PHILADELPHIA, Pa .– Michigan State Representative Mari Manoogian will serve as emcee at 15e annual Gala of the Armenian National Committee of America of the Eastern Region (ANCA Eastern Region) on Saturday October 23, 2021 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The gala, which will comply with all COVID-19 safety protocols, will include a cocktail reception, …

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Amcor Partners with Michigan State University to Drive Innovation and Talent in Sustainable Packaging

CHICAGO, August 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Amcor (NYSE: AMCR) (ASX: AMC) and Michigan State University (MSU) School of Packaging today announced a new partnership, reflecting the parties’ shared commitment to future talent, greater innovation and responsible packaging. Amcor plans to invest more $ 10 million at MSU’s Packing School – the largest investment …

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MICHIGAN VIRUS OUTBREAK More Michigan counties fall under higher risk viral threat LANSING, Michigan (AP) – Almost half of Michigan residents live in counties where the federal government is urging even fully vaccinated people to wear masks in indoor public places because transmission of the coronavirus is “high” or ” substantial ”. The directions touched …

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Wayne State University to Require COVID-19 Vaccines | Michigan News

By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS, Associated Press / Report for America DETROIT (AP) – Wayne State University will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from students, faculty and staff who wish to return to campus in the fall, the Detroit school said on Tuesday. Hundreds of colleges nationwide have told students in recent months that they need …

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Central Michigan orders masks at least until September | Michigan News

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) – Central Michigan University has joined the ranks of schools in demanding that people on campus wear masks when students return to campus this fall, the school president said on Monday. In a letter to students, President Bob Davies said students, faculty and staff are required to wear masks in class …

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Battle Creek Binder Park Zoo to Get Dinosaur Exhibit | Michigan News

By ELENA DURNBAUGH, Battle Creek Investigator BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) – The Binder Park petting zoo is getting a makeover this summer. The zoo was selected as one of 100 impact projects across the country for the Lowe’s 100 Hometowns project. The initiative, which awarded 100 grants totaling $ 10 million, is part of the …

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Opinion: Public Investments in Electric Transportation Critical to Michigan Economy | Opinion

By Jane McCurry Pride in the auto industry runs through many Michiganders, myself included. Henry Ford is an ancestor of mine which brings my fondness for the auto industry much closer to my heart. With the same tenderness and a little enthusiasm, I speak of the radical and lasting changes that we are seeing in …

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Economic Opus: Interlochen’s Ripple Effect on Northern Michigan Economy

You’re probably familiar with summer camp, live concerts, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts alumni roster that includes more than its fair share of superstars. But what kind of impact does the world-renowned arts organization have on the economy of northern Michigan at large? An internal Interlochen study from 2017 noted that $ 8.9 …

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