Ferris State University http://michiganradio.org en Power shift at Kendall College causing a stir http://michiganradio.org/post/power-shift-kendall-college-causing-stir <p></p><p>The president of Kendall College of Art and Design, David Rosen, announced his resignation Thursday afternoon. It’s not clear why he resigned.</p><p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2014/04/student_uproar_at_kendall_coll.html">Students and staff rallied in support</a> of Rosen in person and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/515275321914931/">on social media. </a></p><p>Kendall is a college within Ferris State University. FSU spokesman Marc Sheehan says the reactions are “completely understandable.”</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:52 +0000 Lindsey Smith 17198 at http://michiganradio.org Power shift at Kendall College causing a stir Michigan college grads facing increasing student loan debt http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-college-grads-facing-increasing-student-loan-debt <p>A new report shows <a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/state_by_state-view2013.php?area=MI">Michigan college students are carrying a lot of student loan debt.</a></p><p>The <a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/files/pub/Student_Debt_and_the_Class_of_2012_NR.pdf">Institute for College Access and Success</a> says Michigan college graduates who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2012 owed nearly $29,000 in student loans.</p><p>Debbie Cochran is with the institute. She blames the recession and declining government support for forcing students to borrow more to pay for college.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15543 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan college grads facing increasing student loan debt Classes count towards high school diploma and college degree under new pilot program http://michiganradio.org/post/classes-count-towards-high-school-diploma-and-college-degree-under-new-pilot-program <p>Juniors and seniors at Rockford High School will be able to earn up to 30 credit hours at Ferris State University for free in a pilot program announced today.</p><p>Say you’re taking calculus at Rockford High School, when you get to college, you could test out of calculus but you wouldn't get any credits.</p><p>The pilot program differs from dual enrollment programs.</p><p>If a student passes a single calculus class, it will count toward both their high school diploma and their college degree.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:09:01 +0000 Lindsey Smith 12880 at http://michiganradio.org Classes count towards high school diploma and college degree under new pilot program Lansing school teachers reach tentative contract with school district http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-school-teachers-reach-tentative-contract-school-district <p>The Lansing School District has reached a tentative contract agreement with its teachers union.</p><p>No details have been released. So it’s unclear whether the deal includes a provision to get around Michigan’s new Right to Work law.&nbsp;</p><p>Lansing teachers’ tentative agreement comes at a time when other unions are racing to put contract extensions into place before Michigan’s new Right to Work law takes effect.</p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:01:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 11727 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing school teachers reach tentative contract with school district Racist artifacts on display at Ferris State's Jim Crow Museum http://michiganradio.org/post/racist-artifacts-display-ferris-states-jim-crow-museum <p>What was once a private collection of racist memorabilia has now been expanded to a full-blown museum on the campus of <a href="http://www.ferris.edu/">Ferris State University</a>.</p><p>When sociology professor David Pilgrim came to Ferris State, he brought with him his collection of racist artifacts and donated them to the university. For years the items sat in a small classroom on campus, but are now on display in the new <a href="http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/">Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia</a>.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:25:31 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 7160 at http://michiganradio.org Racist artifacts on display at Ferris State's Jim Crow Museum Another university looks to move medical-related programs to Grand Rapids http://michiganradio.org/post/another-university-looks-move-medical-related-programs-grand-rapids <p>Another Michigan university is looking to take advantage of Grand Rapids’ medical mile. The area is known for the growing number of specialty hospitals, medical research facilities, and medical schools located there. Just a few months ago, Michigan State University opened a brand new skyscraper in Grand Rapids – a <a href="http://humanmedicine.msu.edu/">new home for its College of Human Medicine.</a></p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 23:05:49 +0000 Lindsey Smith 641 at http://michiganradio.org Another university looks to move medical-related programs to Grand Rapids