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MSU President Addresses Hanging Doll Controversy

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Michigan State University president Samuel Stanley is working to reassure minorities on campus. “To the African-American community at Michigan State, and particularly the students, for whom this incident has reinforced their anxiety, fear, or sense of isolation

$9.5 Million Grant Announced For WMU

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Congressman Fred Upton is hailing news of a federal grant for Western Michigan University. He tells WSJM News he sent a letter to the Department of Energy in November in support of a Western project called “Enabling

BH High School Band Accepts Grant

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The Benton Harbor Tiger Marching Band has received a grant from the school district’s food service provider. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education, Sudexo representative Peju Makinde announced the grant was

School Board Looks To Fill Vacancy

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The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education is taking applications from those interested in filling a vacancy. That’s after former Trustee Patricia Rush resigned late last month. Board President Joseph Taylor tells WSJM News he’s hoping

SMC Promotes Civic Engagement Among Students

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With Michigan’s presidential primary on March 10, efforts are being made to promote civic engagement at Southwestern Michigan College. SMC political science professor Mary Young-Marcks tells WSJM News SMC Votes is a campaign designed to inform students

Upton Praises Great Lakes Funding

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Congressman Fred Upton is glad President Trump has changed his mind about funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The president’s budget proposal for 2021 includes full funding for the program, at $320 million. In previous years,

Report Ranks Elementary, Middle Schools

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The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has released its 2019 Michigan Context and Performance Report Card. It ranks elementary and middle schools around the state based on their test scores while factoring in what percentage of a

State Holds Summit On High Water Issues

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State, federal, and local officials held the first ever Michigan High Water Coordinating Summit to discuss the challenges facing the state with uncommonly high water levels. Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy director Leisl Clark says