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Grand Valley State University in Michigan has banned a fraternity chapter from campus for at least five years after an investigation into hazing and alcohol use.

The school in Allendale says an investigation after the 21-year-old Sigma Phi Epsilon member was treated after consuming too much alcohol revealed student code violations for hazing and consumption of alcohol.

Grand Valley State University in Michigan has banned a fraternity chapter from campus for at least five years after an investigation into hazing and alcohol use. The school in Allendale says an investigation after the 21-year-old Sigma Phi Epsilon member was treated after consuming too much alcohol revealed student code violations for hazing and consumption of alcohol

According to a new report released by First Steps Kent this morning, many children lack access to early childhood health services and education. The report, titled “Analyzing Gaps in Early Childhood Services," found that while strides have been made in Kent County to ensure children under the age of 6 are ready for kindergarten, many local kids start their education lacking the fundamental tools and building blocks needed to be successful.

Included in the report’s findings:

·        Fewer than 1 in 5 economically disadvantaged children have access to 3-year-old preschool.

In Tuesday's general election, voters in Wyoming approved a $79.5 million school improvement bond. Wyoming Public School District officials had argued before Tuesday’s vote that its schools were in desperate need of renovation. Now, Superintendent Dr. Thomas Reeder says, thanks to the voters, the bond will completely overhaul the district and bring it into the 21st. Century.

A 21-year-man faces charges including careless discharge of a weapon in a shooting that wounded a 15-year-old girl outside a Michigan school. Police say the girl was in a SUV with her parents and Kahlil Jamal Withers-Fleming about 4:30 p.m. Friday when a shot was fired inside the vehicle, which was parked in a lot at Pattengill Academy in Lansing. 

Snyder OKs bill to expand scholarship program to Flint

Nov 7, 2017
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High school graduates in Flint and four other Michigan communities could benefit from the state's "promise" scholarship program under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The Promise Zone law allows communities that secure enough private funding to use some state tax revenue to pay students' college tuition. The program is currently limited to 10 high-poverty areas. 

A Michigan museum is getting a new exhibit that explores the connection between music and politics. The Grand Rapids Press reports that the "Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics" exhibit will arrive at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Tuesday. It will remain open to the public through Feb. 11. The exhibit is a collaboration between Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Newseum in Washington, D.C. 

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A Northview High School art teacher is getting ready to receive top honors at an upcoming conference with her peers.

When Tricia Erickson was a little girl, her mother found her drawing pictures of Yogi Bear and his cartoon friends Tricia watched on TV. Struck by how accurate the drawings were, her mom asked Tricia, “You drew these from figures moving on a screen?”

“That was the first time I realized maybe I’m good at something,” Erickson recalls with a smile, in her Northview High School art classroom.

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Grand Valley State University’s Veterans Network is adding another layer to its program offering academic support to low-income veterans.

Grand Valley State University is a Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency gold-level military friendly institution. Its commitment to military servicemen and women seeking degrees will now expand reaching low-income, first-generation veterans. Through the U.S. Department of Education GVSU is receiving a 5-year, $1.3 million grant establishing what’s called a Trio Veterans upward Bound Program.

WMU suspends early plans to replace dormitories

Oct 5, 2017

Initial planning to replace a dozen residence halls over a decade at Western Michigan University has been suspended. Spokeswoman Cheryl Roland said Wednesday that officials at the Kalamazoo school have decided to focus on other development priorities. She says the efforts, which had been exploratory and never firm, would have started with demolition and construction of four dorms as early as next year. The university sought input last month from students and faculty last month on what to include and architects were consulted. Overall costs had not been determined.

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