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Michigan State’s student and college esports community continues to grow

What started as an interest in the Wii turned into a passion for the competitive esports community for Michigan State junior Dylan McCarroll. He is a computer science major, with a minor in game design and development, and president-elect of MSU’s Esports Club Association. McCarroll began playing several games as a teenager that continued into …

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Michigan State University group helps Ukrainian refugees in Poland

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) — It started as an educational tour of Poland over spring break, but the trip quickly took an unexpected turn after discovering people in need. A group of Jewish students from Michigan State University were on a Jewish history tour when — according to the co-director of the Chabad Student Center at …

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Hundreds Gather in Support of Ukraine at Michigan State University

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) — Hundreds of people rallied on the campus of Michigan State University on Tuesday in support of Ukraine. Students and visitors said they wanted their message to be clear – they stand in solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian student population at MSU. It was a sight to see on Tuesday. …

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Here’s How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Impact Michigan’s Economy

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The invasion of Ukraine has people around the world worried. The human toll of the war is heartbreaking. It also has a global economic impact. 7 Action News spoke to Russian historical, business and economic experts about the potential impact here in Metro Detroit. Related: What Will Economic Sanctions Against Russia Mean …

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McLaren’s new healthcare campus begins to open | MSUToday

McLaren Health Care and Michigan State University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the $600 million health care campus adjacent to the university. The health campus includes a 240-bed hospital, a multi-specialty outpatient center and a Karmanos Cancer Institute in partnership with MSU Health Care. “This new healthcare campus provides exciting facilities …

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My name is Ayokunle and I am a Spartan | MSUToday

Ayokunle Osofisan, a biosystems engineering senior at Michigan State University, is following in her father’s footsteps while charting her own path. Osofisan’s father immigrated to the United States from Nigeria when he was 18 and completed his pre-med degree at MSU, later becoming a cardiologist. Osofisan was also drawn to MSU, but to pursue his …

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Johnson appoints Barreau and Becker to volleyball coaching staff

History links EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State volleyball head coach Lea Johnson announced that Jake Barreau and Mike Becker have been added to the coaching staff as assistant coaches. Barreau will also act as the program’s recruitment coordinator. Both coaches join Johnson after serving on his coaching staff at Illinois …

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MSU student receives ARIS scholarship | MSUToday

The Center for Advancing Research Impacts in Society is pleased to announce Trina Van Schyndel, Michigan State University, Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education; and Membership Director, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, is a recipient of a fellowship. As an ARIS Fellow, Van Schyndel will work on the project “Resources for Interdisciplinary Teams …

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Black History Month Events at MSU | MSUToday

This story will be updated throughout the month. February is Black History Month, a time dedicated to highlighting the history, accomplishments, and contributions of Blacks, Africans, and African Americans in the United States. To celebrate, Michigan State University will host online and on-campus events throughout the month. One of the events is the 22nd Annual …

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Michigan State University Extension Names Julia Darnton Director of District 4 | Entertainment

TAWAS CITY – Julia (Julie) Darnton has been named District 4 Director for Michigan State University Extension. NEW DIRECTOR — Julia (Julie) Darnton has been named District 4 Director for Michigan State University Extension. Darnton has served in the interim position since May 2020. District 4 includes Alcona, Arenac, Crawford, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon …

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Michigan community colleges vying for 4-year nursing programs amid shortages

The debate comes at a time when healthcare facilities across the country are facing staffing shortages. But this isn’t the first time lawmakers have debated what kinds of degrees community colleges can offer. Related: Michigan House Bills 5556 and 5557 would allow community colleges to offer four-year baccalaureate nursing programs. Funders argue the measures would …

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Missing 18-year-old visits Michigan State University

January 21 Update: Since this story aired, there have been updates in the case. Click here to read the latest. (NewsNation Now) – It’s been nearly three months since 18-year-old Brendan Santo disappeared while visiting friends in East Lansing, Michigan. On the cold and freezing campus of Michigan State University, a burning hope drives loved …

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Michigan State University honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through jazz

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Michigan State University honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at its 42nd annual Jazz, Spirituals, Prayers, and Protest concert. The sweet sounds of jazz music could be heard throughout the Fairchild Theater in East Lansing, where hundreds of people gathered for this event to honor the life and legacy of …

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Michigan State Police acknowledge racial disparity in traffic stops based on Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice study data

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – Michigan State Police are working to reduce racial disparities in traffic stops statewide. On Wednesday, the law enforcement agency held a virtual press conference in conjunction with the Bridges to BLUE Citizen Advisory Council and the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice to review a 2021 study from the MSU …

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Michigan State University to Begin Winter Semester 2022 Nearly Amid COVID Outbreak

EAST LANSING, Michigan. – Michigan State University students to begin next semester online as campus community and state continue to struggle against increase COVID-19[female[feminine spread. University president Samuel Stanley announced Friday that classes will begin remotely for the winter 2022 semester starting January 10 due to a spike in COVID infections among the campus community. …

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U.S. and Michigan economies recover in 2021, but inflation threatens 2022

The economies of the United States and Michigan have performed strongly this year, despite the impact of the coronavirus. But there could be problems ahead in 2022. Michigan State University economist Charles Ballard said that in 2021 the United States made up for the reduction in gross domestic product it posted the previous year and …

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SCHOOL SHOT-MICHIGAN Prosecutors: Important connection needed for parents during school shooting DETROIT (AP) – Michigan prosecutors are fighting back against the parents of a boy accused of a school shooting that killed four students. James and Jennifer Crumbley are charged with manslaughter in this case. They want a judge to reduce their bail by $ …

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HAITITI-US HOSTAGES Father of kidnapped missionaries grateful they are free HART, Mich. (AP) – The father of four Christian missionaries from Michigan who escaped kidnappers in Haiti expresses his gratitude and says they are in good shape. Two other family members were also kidnapped but were released a few weeks ago. They are associated with …

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Michigan State University to Require COVID Booster Injections for Students and Staff

EAST LANSING, Michigan. – Michigan State University students, faculty and staff will soon be receiving their COVID-19[female[femininebooster vaccine. University officials announced on Friday that the school’s coronavirus vaccine mandate is broadening to include booster injections in a bid to reduce the spread of the virus and infections within the community of the campus. MSU students, …

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COVID-19 recall now required for Michigan State University students, faculty and staff

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University will require all students, faculty, and staff to receive COVID-19 booster shots starting in the spring semester of 2022. President Samuel Stanley announced the recall requirement in a message to the college community on Friday, December 17. The spring semester 2022 begins January 10. The warrant, Stanley said, …

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Student View: Southwest Detroit to East Lansing | MSU Today

Diana Talamantes is a second year student specializing in hotel in the Grand College of Business. On November 16, she won the Residential Business Community’s first Hills Climbed art competition and festival for “Raíces Profundas”, a poem she wrote about her experience as a first generation Latinx student. When I entered the Residential Business Community‘s …

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assistant attorney says thank you by giving back to Detroit | Michigan News

By SCOTT TALLEY, Detroit Free Press DETROIT (AP) – The date was August 26, 1979. The location was Cobo Hall. And a 17-year-old named Opolla Brown really wanted to meet a living legend who was once on the FBI’s Most Wanted List – political activist, author, scholar and scholar Angela Davis. The message that day: …

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Michigan State Police organize civilian response to active marksman training in Bay City

BAY CITY, MI – Michigan State Police are organizing a civilian response to an active marksman training in Bay City. Community Service Soldier Mark Burch, assigned to the MSP’s Tri-City Post, teaches a session of the training program called Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events, or CRASE. The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. on …

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MA-ABA program offers classroom experience for students | MSU Today

Spartans will have even more opportunities to gain hands-on experience while training to be behavior analysts through new partnerships with local K-12 school districts. Collaborations will help Michigan State University graduates MA in Applied Behavior Analysis (MA-ABA) be prepared to fill or create needed positions in schools. “Unfortunately, many school districts do not have board …

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Michigan State Football Fans Respond to Kenneth Walker III Heisman Snob

Michigan state football star running back Kenneth Walker III was snubbed from voting for the Heisman Trophy this year, not having been invited to New York as a runner-up. Fans and members of the Spartan media were, understandably, extremely upset and took to social media to express this displeasure. Below we’ve compiled some of the …

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third party to survey Oxford High stocks ahead of filming | Michigan News

By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – A third party will investigate the events at Oxford High School ahead of a school shooting that left four dead and six other students and a teacher injured, the Michigan district principal said on Saturday. Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Throne said in a statement he …

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Brandy Johnson named president of the Michigan Community College Association

Courtesy of the Michigan Association of Community Colleges The Michigan Community College Association in Lansing announced that it had appointed Brandy Johnson as president. “Brandy Johnson is a visionary leader with extensive political and legislative experience, which makes her an ideal candidate to lead the Michigan Community College Association,” said Chris Bott, Chairman of the …

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GVSU Expert: Western Michigan Economy Better But Still Stable

Brian Long. Courtesy of Grand Valley State University (As seen on WZZM 13) Western Michigan’s economy remains plagued by supply chain issues, according to a new report. In western Michigan and across the country, supply chain issues have resulted in longer delivery times, missed deliveries, higher prices and sometimes exorbitant shipping costs, said Brian G. …

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MSU suspends fraternity after death of student | Michigan News

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Following the death of a Michigan State University student over the weekend, the school and the Pi Alpha Phi national organization suspended the school fraternity chapter . The student, identified as Phat Nguyen, died early Saturday in an off-campus residence. An autopsy was performed, but the Sparrow Hospital medical examiner’s …

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Michigan State University staff take legal action after dismissal for failing to obtain COVID vaccine

A class action lawsuit against Michigan State University found that the East Lansing institution laid off at least two employees and suspended others who did not comply with its vaccine mandate. The trial, first reported on Tuesday by Detroit News, confirms that the university fired Kraig Ehm, a video producer at the College of Agriculture …

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GVSU expert: Western Michigan economy is slightly better but remains stable

GRAND RAPIDS, – In West Michigan and across the country, supply chain issues have resulted in longer delivery times, missed deliveries, higher prices and sometimes exorbitant shipping costs, according to a new investigation. Brian G. Long, director of supply management research at Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University, interviewed local business leaders …

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Michigan State University asks for help from faculty in mess rooms

In this edition of 5 Things, Food Management highlights five things you may have missed recently about developments affecting on-site catering. Here’s your list for today: Michigan State Calls on Faculty and Staff to Participate in Staff Dining Rooms Related: 5 technological things: half of restaurateurs plan automated solutions to fill labor shortages An email …

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Michigan State Calls on Workers, Including Faculty, to Volunteer in Campus Dining Halls During Lean Times

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Hey, Professor, hold the mayonnaise! Running out of help, Michigan State University is urgently appealing to staff to volunteer in campus mess halls, including faculty. MSU’s residential services department has already asked 132 full-time employees to work eight hours a week, the Lansing State Journal reported, but that’s apparently not …

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‘Infrastructure collapse’, Michigan State University unions question COVID-19 policies on campus

Michael Albani is a Michigan State University graduate student who teaches in a small classroom filled with students. Not much room for social distancing, he explained. He had a few days when a third of his students were sick. Her partner lives more than 170 miles in the suburbs of Chicago to be near her …

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“A collapse of infrastructure.” Michigan State University Unions Challenge COVID-19 Policies on Campus

Michael Albani is a Michigan State University graduate student who teaches in a small classroom filled with students. Not much room for social distancing, he says. He had a few days when a third of his students were sick. His partner lives more than 170 miles in the Chicago suburbs to be near his doctors. …

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Apple and MSU Open Developer Academy in Detroit | MSU Today

Apple and Michigan State University welcomed the first class of developers and entrepreneurs to their Apple Developer Academy in Detroit this week. The academy, which is Apple’s first in the United States, will help prepare its students for jobs in the booming iOS app economy. Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist and MSU President Samuel L. …

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Michigan State University researchers recall heartbreaking effort to evacuate 77 Afghan academics

Michigan State University had dozens of people in Afghanistan affiliated with the university when the country fell into the hands of the Taliban this summer. According to Bridge Michigan, its efforts to get 77 of them out of the country are probably the most important of any university that has run programs in the country. …

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Giving meaning to life: genes, environment and evolution | MSU Today

Michigan State University researchers shed light on evolutionary mystery with the support of a $ 1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health: how come that within one species, could individual responses to stimuli differ significantly? Assistant Professor MSU Emily Josephs “Often when you see this variation there are two possible reasons,” said Emilie …

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Healthy Homecoming March will take place on September 29 | MSU Today

Michigan State University will host the sixth annual Exercise’s Medicine on the Healthy Homecoming Walk campus on Wednesday, September 29. The walk is a friendly competition with other EMI-OC universities in the United States and is intended to promote exercise on campus. Participants can take quarter-mile laps around the sidewalk of the Demonstration Hall grounds …

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Michigan State University Department of Jewish Studies laments wave of anti-Semitic incidents on campus

The disfigured 9/11 memorial on “The Rock” at Michigan State University. Photo credit: Twitter Michigan State University’s Faculty of Jewish Studies has condemned a series of three anti-Semitic incidents that occurred over the course of a single weekend, calling for a swift investigation and educational efforts. In an incident, which took place over the weekend …

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Cassava cyanide reduction improves cognitive development | MSU Today

Cyanide is poisonous and is found naturally in certain foods like bitter cassava. Using a new method to reduce cassava cyanide levels, researchers at Michigan State University link improved food security to increased cognitive development in children. “In the United States, we rarely eat cassava and when we do, it’s usually highly processed and in …

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Michigan State University leads global COVID-19 wastewater monitoring effort

Newswise – EAST LANSING, Michigan – As public health leaders around the world scramble to contain the delta variant of COVID-19, researchers at Michigan State University know what can provide early signs of the virus and help make critical decisions – wastewater. MSU helps develop the Wastewater SARS Public Health Environmental Response, or W-SPHERE, a …

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Michigan State Police to Include Body Cameras in New State Budget

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Just over two months ago, Randy Jenkins, 37, was shot and killed by a Michigan state police officer in Bennington Township. According to the officer, Jenkins first pulled out a gun, but there was no body camera footage. They only had what was recorded on the soldier’s dashcam. He says, she …

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MSU Leading Global COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring Efforts | MSU Today

As public health leaders around the world scramble to contain the delta variant of COVID-19, researchers at Michigan State University know what can provide early signs of the virus and help make critical decisions – the waters worn. MSU helps develop the Wastewater SARS Public Health Environmental Response, or W-SPHERE, a global public health data …

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Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences Partnership Unveils New Ways of Approaching Health Care, Unveils New Brand

DETROIT – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University (MSU) today unveiled the new unified brand of their partnership, Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences, celebrating eight months of rapid progress in advancing initiatives to improve healthcare in Michigan and beyond. Launched in January 2021 with a bold …

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MIGRANTS-HOUSING Environment-Michigan City clears way for teens on the US border ALMA, Mich. (AP) – Officials in the middleMichigan city ​​have acceded to a request for accommodation of migrant boys in a former retirement home. Alma City Commission rejected the recommendation of Planning Commission. It was a hot topic and the subject of tense summer …

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First Generation Agricultural Student Student Begins Academic Career at MSU | MSU Today

Luz Vazquez Hernandez moves in with her father and brother. Luz Vazquez Hernandez is a first-year and first-generation student at Michigan State University. The daughter of migrant farming parents from Mulberry, Florida, Vazquez Hernandez is the second in her family to attend MSU. Her brother Juan is a senior. Her father helped her move in …

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MSU officially unveils a new university building | MSU Today

Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and other university leaders officially introduced the new STEM Teaching and Learning Center on the East Lansing Campus at the community at an inauguration ceremony. The building represents the first time in nearly 50 years that MSU has constructed a new university building with state funding. …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Michigan State University Pivots to Require COVID Vaccines and Indoor Masking

Michigan State University will require COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff by August 31. And, effective Sunday, masks will be mandatory indoors at all campus facilities. Previously, MSU officials said vaccines would be encouraged but not mandatory. MSU President Dr Samuel Stanley, Jr. said the changes were prompted by “disturbing” data from the …

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Michigan State University to Require COVID-19 Vaccines and Masks

EAST LANSING – Michigan State University will require COVID-19 vaccines and masks indoors when the fall semester begins on September 1. President Samuel Stanley Jr. announced Friday that all students, staff and faculty must be fully immunized by Aug.31 if they plan to be on campus this fall, with some religious and medical exemptions. He …

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MICHIGAN BUDGET READING IMPROVEMENTS Whitmer’s veto on book scholarships sparks debate over vouchers LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto on $ 155 million in proposed spending on reading scholarships for students has drawn further criticism from opponents who say it has resolved the loss of learning associated with the pandemic; and the approval …

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West Michigan economy continues to grow amid pandemic logistics challenges

GRAND RAPIDS – West Michigan’s industrial economy continues to grow, although the pace has moderated, a new report from Grand Valley State University says. Brian G. Long, director of supply management research at Seidman College of Business, reports that his monthly business trends report showed new orders released in June (+33) were lower than the …

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Michigan Community College Association president retires

Michael Hansen, President of the Michigan Community College Associationfor 15 years, retired at the end of the year, officials said on Friday. The organization thatLobby groups at Michigan’s 28 public community colleges have started a search for a new leader. “Over the past 15 years, Michael has been an outstanding leader for community colleges statewide,” …

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Wayne State, URC powers Michigan’s economy – Today @ Wayne

Wayne State University plays a central role in Michigan’s economy by providing businesses with the graduates they need, enabling students to earn valuable degrees, conducting cutting-edge research, and contributing to communities across the country. State, according to an economic impact report prepared by Anderson Economic Group (AEG). the University Research Corridor (URC), an alliance between …

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Futures for Frontliners program boosts Michigan economy

KRISTIA POSTEMA This story has been updated to correct the proportion of tuition paid by the program for participating students who do not live in a community college district. In the spring of 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Futures for Frontliners program to thank essential workers, but the program could also prove to be …

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Michigan’s economy is bigger than ever. It’s time to diversify

Better than ever, even if it’s not like that Michigan’s economy may be back. But one thing is not: paychecks. “Michigan’s economy is bigger than it has ever been. It may not sound like it, but it is, ”said Charles Ballard, an economist at Michigan State University. This is because, despite all the economic growth, …

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Governor Whitmer appoints Michigan Community Service Commission

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Community Service Commission on Friday. Bridget Clark Whitney, an independent from Grand Rapids, is the founding CEO of Kids’ Food Basket. Clark Whitney is a board member of the Michigan Nonprofit Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Leadership …

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Michigan Community Colleges Offer 4,500 Online Courses

The downtown Detroit campus of the Wayne County Community College District. // Photo courtesy of WCCCD As concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic continue to loom, Michigan’s 28 community colleges are encouraging students to take advantage of the more than 4,500 group classes they offer online. “Michigan Community Colleges are ready to provide students with high …

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Michigan community colleges anticipate fall enrollment, consider hybrid course strategies

When the Great Recession hit in 2008, community colleges saw record enrollment rates amid widespread layoffs and unemployment, said Mike Hansen, president of the Michigan Community Colleges Association (MCCA). Hansen said some believe the current economic situation could spur a further increase in community college enrollment, but there is a flip side. “The counter-argument to …

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Expert takes a look at how Michigan’s economy can bounce back

(WXYZ) – As more Michiganders file for unemployment and Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order is extended until April 30, the question now arises of how to reopen Michigan, when some of the restrictions are lifted and people can start going back to work? Everywhere you look it’s like a ghost town. Businesses are closed and …

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Businesses and hospital executives advise Whitmer on reopening Michigan economy as COVID-19 outbreak subsides

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is receiving advice from business executives in several parts of Michigan on reopening the state’s economy, which has been crippled for two weeks due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. DTE Energy Co. executive chairman Gerry Anderson and former Henry Ford healthcare system CEO Nancy Schlichting co-chair a group they’ve brought together that …

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Coronavirus has mixed impact on Michigan’s economy » WDET 101.9FM

Alex McLenon The stock market has been in free fall for the past few weeks amid fears of COVID-19, but there have been relatively few economic implications in Michigan so far. State residents are starting to see the financial effects of COVID-19 at the gas pump. Talks to cut oil production amid global travel restrictions …

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Trustees Approve Graduation Partnerships with Western Michigan Community Colleges

The Ferris State University Board of Trustees held its regular meeting on Friday, February 21, and voted on several items, including collaborative partnerships, a new college degree and more. Ferris State University Board of Trustees approved partnerships with Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, and Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, to establish permanent sites for the …

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You Could Be Wrong About Michigan’s Economy » WDET 101.9 FM

Cheyna Roth, Jake Neher Michigan’s economy was in the national spotlight last week. During her response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union, Governor Gretchen Whitmer made a point of saying that not everyone is feeling the growth that Trump announced during his speech. So how good is Michigan’s economy? And who benefits? “I …

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West Michigan economy slows, says GVSU economist

Western Michigan economy will continue to slow as business leaders worry about the presidential election, says GVSU economist. GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – In 2020, the western Michigan economy will experience stagnant job growth, weakening sales growth and bolstering export growth, according to a Grand Valley State University. economics teacher. Paul Isely, professor of economics and …

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Michigan economy poised to grow in 2020 after a ‘disappointing’ year

A combination of factors came together in 2019 to weigh on Michigan’s economy. The six-week strike at General Motors, job cuts at GM and Ford in early 2019, a slowing manufacturing sector and relatively stable auto sales have collectively held back the state’s growth this year. As 2020 approaches, Gabe Ehrlich and his colleagues at …

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Do you know your Michigan community better than anyone? Prove it

Chandler Crossings, a group of three student apartment complexes, is about three miles from Michigan State University in the Township of Bath. Given its proximity to MSU and the ages of the people who live there, students may see the apartments as an extension of the college campus, according to Matt Grossmann, professor of political …

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Is space the next frontier for Michigan’s economy? » WDET 101.9 FM

Alex McLenon NASA/Dmitri Gerondidakis Michigan’s economy could soon find itself in the cosmos. At least that’s the goal of the Michigan Launch Initiative, a state grant to build a spaceport north of the 45th parallel at a location yet to be determined. The project would allow Michigan to gain a foothold in the commercial satellite …

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Tariff situation “worrying” for the Michigan economy

Michigan jobs totaling approximately 1.18 million are supported by international trade, and 89% of Michigan’s exporters are small and medium-sized businesses. The president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is watching the trade war with China closely. “[It’s] worrying for the agro-industry and for the manufacturing sector. I think it’s the next two …

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What’s on the tap? Michigan’s economy | MSU Today

Need economic growth? Take a cold craft beer (industry). Michigan State University has published a one-of-a-kind study, published in the journal Beverages, which shows the respectable economic impact of the entire burgeoning beer and craft beer value chain on the state of Michigan. Not only does the study accurately quantify Michigan’s industry, it also provides …

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Declining hunting and fishing licenses could hurt Michigan economy, reports say

LANSING – Fewer Michiganders hunt and fish each year as baby boomers age, a trend that could strain the state’s economy and its efforts to protect wildlife. That’s according to a group of lawmakers, conservationists and business representatives who have urged the legislature to attract a younger and more diverse generation to the outside. Lawmakers …

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Food processors play an “important role” in the economy of West Michigan

West Michigan’s growing food processing industry continues to thrive, driven by the region’s strong agricultural supply chain, access to water, and sufficient infrastructure capacity. With some 207 establishments located in an area of ​​13 counties, the industry has adopted a gradual growth path, which builds on its heritage in the manufacturing sector and seeks to …

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West Michigan economy continues to create jobs

Western Michigan’s economy continues to grow even as businesses begin to feel the price effects of steel and aluminum tariffs. That’s according to a report released yesterday by Brian Long, director of supply chain management research at Grand Valley State University‘s Seidman College of Business. In Long’s purchasing manager survey, the region’s business improvement index …

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Michigan’s economy in the Top 10? Depends on the metric you are using

Those happy with Michigan’s recovery from the Great Recession like to proclaim that we are in the Top 10 again. Governor Rick Snyder said so a few days ago during a speech at the State of the State event in the Detroit Regional Chamber. “We’re back,” an upbeat Snyder told his audience at the chamber …

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6 industries that promise the greatest growth for Michigan’s economy

Michigan is well positioned to create jobs in six emerging industries, according to a recent report on economic opportunities in the state. “We are fortunate to play and lead in these growing areas,” said John Austin of Michigan’s economic center, an independent organization of policy and action for the State, centered on its economy. Austin …

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New Study Shows FRIB Has Significant Impact on Michigan’s Economy | MSUToday

A new economic impact study shows Michigan State University’s rare isotope beam facility is expected to have a significant impact on Michigan’s economy and job creation. From construction to operations, FRIB is expected to generate accrued salaries totaling $1.7 billion and add $4.4 billion to the state’s economy. The study analyzes salary expenditures, material purchases …

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René wisely | Special for The Detroit News The Motor City may have put the world on wheels, but the power of the pedals helps keep the state economy going. Cycling injects about $ 668 million a year into Michigan’s economy, according to a recent report from the Michigan Department of Transportation. That figure takes …

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Troubled Times for Michigan Community Colleges

On the surface, the numbers are dismal. According to the latest federal data, only 15% of community college students in Michigan earn a two-year associate degree in three years. A full classroom at Jackson College masks the reality that statewide community college enrollment is down. (Photo by Flickr user Jackson College; used under Creative Commons …

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