Communities (and one state) around the nation offer incentives for people — particularly remote workers — to move there. Michigan’s population commission is exploring a similar program here.
Trustee Chair Rema Vassar said MSU is rushing to ask the Legislature for security upgrade funds, which will likely include tightening building access. She also signaled an upcoming review of campus security by outside experts.
MSU students return to classes Monday after last week’s mass shooting for what university officials admit will not be a normal week – or a normal semester.
Students who had spent their lives preparing for active shooters experience the terror of one. Many are still shaken. Some wonder if they should return to school.
Two of three students killed Monday on Michigan State University campus were from metro Detroit, according to the college’s Department of Police and Public Safety.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who said she would “follow the science” on pandemic policy, is apparently not following the advice of her chief medical officer on school face mask mandates.
Detroit schools were once a tough sell. But by boosting starting pay above $50,000 and offering $15,000 bonuses for special education teachers, the city is attracting educators even during a statewide teacher shortage.
A new program called Michigan Reconnect offers free tuition at community colleges and many job training programs.
Detroit had fought to keep its school buildings open, but the pandemic has caught up with the state’s largest district and its 51,000 students.
The Michigan governor faced criticism for her emergency orders during the coronavirus pandemic. But Whitmer also endured seven months of ominous threats, intimidation and accusations that culminated in an alleged plot to kidnap her.