Mark Schlissel is no longer the president of the University of Michigan. After seven years, the University of Michigan Board of Regents fired Schlissel this past weekend after an investigation showed that he had an inappropriate relationship with a university employee. This comes just one year before Schlissel was set to retire from the university..
Wayne State University will be one of many local institutions celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy as we approach MLK Day. This year, the theme of Wayne State’s celebration is “Looking Back to Look Ahead,” which the university says “will reflect on Dr. King’s teachings and how we live them today..
The Detroit Public School Community District is returning to virtual learning until Jan. 14 as the city’s COVID-19 positivity rate has passed 40%. The district is spending this week testing all of its staff and distributing devices to students for online classes. It is re-introducing resources it relied on early in the pandemic when schools were closed: food..
Some schools in Metro Detroit are delaying the return to classes after the holiday break due to rising COVID-19 numbers. Detroit’s public school system and some charter schools in the city are closed through Wednesday. Southfield Public Schools will be virtual this week. Oak Park Public Schools canceled classes Monday and said learning would be..
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everybody’s lives, but parents and caregivers have had to adapt especially quickly amid virtual school and other rapidly changing circumstances. As primary caregiver to multiple family members, journalist Desiree Cooper says we need more formal systems of care and support in the United States. “It’s been a pretty dark time..
Mass shootings like the one at Oxford High School are shocking and heartbreaking for the victims and their loved ones. But they also have widespread mental health impacts on the entire community. "As adults, we create the world that kids live in. And so not only as parents, but as other adults in the community, we..
Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald says preventing future mass shootings in Michigan goes beyond her prosecution against the accused Oxford High School shooter and his parents. According to McDonald, "we really just don't have gun laws in Michigan," reiterating past public statements that she doesn't think Michigan's gun laws are adequate to address these kinds..
The Michigan State House Education Committee has advanced bipartisan bills that would allow community colleges to offer four-year Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees. Michigan is in the middle of a fourth COVID-19 wave – with dozens of hospitals in the state at 75% capacity or more. Local hospitals are understaffed and looking for ways to get more..
Michigan voters will have a chance to set in motion a major rewrite of Michigan's constitution in 2026. That's the next time the question will automatically appear on the statewide ballot. "I think it's time to now take a bolder approach." --Bob LaBrant, retired GOP strategist One retired GOP strategist says, despite his opposition to..
The community of Oxford is still reeling, trying to band together to mourn and support one another, while also dealing with an unimaginable amount of collective trauma and fear. Meanwhile, as we learn more horrific details of the events that led up to the mass school shooting last week at Oxford High School, many people are asking what could..