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Obama invokes Reagan during speech at Michigan college

President Barack Obama pushed his plan for free community college at a Michigan school, and invoked a former president from the other side of the aisle who visited the campus three decades ago. Obama on Wednesday said Ronald Reagan told a Macomb Community College audience the nation’s duty is to ensure that students have the “same America” of opportunity and …

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Swartz Scholarship awarded to GOCC’s Skye Russell

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Skye Russell, of Mendon, has been awarded the Professor Emeritus B. Swartz Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics. Russell recently graduated from Glen Oaks Community College with an Associate of Science degree with a Life Science focus and plans to begin classes at Western Michigan University this fall to complete her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and minor in general mathematics. Russell …

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New faces throughout St Joseph County schools

Tuesday’s first day of classes in St. Joseph County schools brought with it a number of changes and new faces to its nine public school districts. Two new superintendents are in place, as former Constantine High School Principal Christine Barnes stepped in as chief of Colon Community Schools. Meanwhile, former Three Rivers superintendent Roger Rathburn will oversee Mendon Community Schools …

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Several grants awarded from White Pigeon Community Foundation

White Pigeon Area Community Foundation, a geographic affiliate of Sturgis Area Community Foundation, recently approved $7,600 in grant awards during its 2015 competitive-grant program. The Adele M. Gray Fund awarded $4,500 to the White Pigeon Caring Families for community and program support. The Fund for White Pigeon also provided grant support to White Pigeon Caring Families with a $1,000 grant. …

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Safety of children urged on first day of school

With today the opening of the 2015-16 academic year for Michigan’s public schools, State Rep. Aaron Miller is encouraging parents to discuss bus-safety with their children and urging drivers to be aware of school-bus laws. Miller said parents should include a discussion about bus safety as part of the back-to-school routine with their children. Also, parents whose children walk to …

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What is the Value of College?

As you read all the print news reports and listen to all the TV news bites in recent times, it would seem that the value of a college education is not what it used to be. This is not the case according to a recent report from the Pew Research Center. The report states that, “The earnings gap between young …

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