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It’s back to school for White Pigeon students

Today is the last day of summer vacation for one St. Joseph County public school district. Students in White Pigeon Community Schools will return to classes Monday for a half day, as the district was granted an early-start waiver from the state for the 2016-17 academic year. Superintendent Jon Keyer said a key factor in the request – which is …

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Glen Oaks to apply for student housing loan

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees last week voted to move forward with an application for a $ 6.5 million loan through the USDA for a proposed student-housing project. Approval followed a public hearing during which no one addressed the board about the matter. Glen Oaks President David Devier said Glen Oaks is the first community college in Michigan …

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GOCC student receives grant

The Paul H. Casault Senior Center Memorial Fund recently awarded its first grant: a skilled-trades scholarship for Glen Oaks Community College student Jasmine McClish. The Paul H. Casault Senior Center Memorial Fund was established with a gift from the sale proceeds of the Paul H. Casault Senior Center building. The purpose of the fund is to support the Manufacturing and …

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Three Rivers hosts community pep rally

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan is inviting the public to a community pep rally taking place later this week. Logan said the Three Rivers Athletic Department is hosting the season’s first rally at 5 p.m. Friday at Armstrong Field. Parents, fans and community members will be introduced to the 2016-17 fall sports teams during the program. Hot dogs, …

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Glen Oaks to create alumni association

Glen Oaks Community College is looking for alumni and friends interested in helping to establish an “Alumni and Friends Association.” Pam Hughes, director of Glen Oaks Community College Foundation, said it is looking to get people together who share appreciation for the college as a common bond. She explained that the idea is for the group to gather for local …

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China tries to end brain drain, lure foreign-educated talent

As a young biologist at the University of Michigan, Chen Xiaowei had plenty to like about life in the U.S. He was paid well as a researcher and enjoyed raising his family in Ann Arbor, a town he remembers as beautiful, friendly and highly educated. But an offer from a Chinese university for him to return home to Beijing was …

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