Education

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Lawmakers in Lansing say a settlement between Michigan State University and survivors of Larry Nassar doesn’t mean their quest for justice is over. 

Nassar is the former university sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients under the guise of treatment. More than 300 survivors are suing the school for not stopping him, and MSU faces a potential 500 million dollar settlement.

In the Legislature, lawmakers have crafted more than 30 bills in response to what Nassar did.

EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   More than 300 victims of sexual assault are one step closer to a multi-million dollar settlement with Michigan State University. 

The lawsuit is over the school’s handling of former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar. He’s the man who sexually assaulted his patients for decades.

The proposed settlement still has to go through some formalities – but members of the university’s Board of Trustees and survivors have voiced support.

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba school officials may put a sinking fund millage that failed this month on the November ballot. 

Superintendent Coby Fletcher says the $1.2 million measure would have been used to address three priority areas. Officials wanted to secure entrances to all buildings to make them safer. Fletcher says they also wanted to improve technology infrastructure with a goal of providing every student a device, and school facilities themselves—like roofs and boilers—need to be upgraded.

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LANSING, MI (AP)--   Term-limited Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is making jobs training his final priority through a proposal titled the "Marshall Plan for Talent." 

The strategy aims to fund $100 million in high school programs that sustain collaboration between the education and business sectors namely for jobs in professional trade, information technology and other high-demand fields.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Every graduating senior in Marquette who requested assistance will receive a scholarship this year. 

The Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation Board says of the graduating class of 250 MSHS and Alternative High School students, 116 will get financial help to further their education. The scholarships total more than $150,000, and will be given out at a May 22 ceremony.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The planners of a post-graduation party for Marquette Senior High School seniors are hoping to make it free for each student.

Project Graduation is an all-night, substance-free, chaperoned party at the Superior Dome. Held the evening of graduation day, June 3, it’s designed to give the kids a safe way to connect with their classmates a final time before they move on. The party is paid for by the seniors’ parents through grants, monetary and non-monetary donations, and fundraising.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The NMU Board of Trustees has approved the tuition and fee schedule for 2018-19.

The combined average cost for full-time resident undergraduates will be $5,280.50 per semester – an

increase of $245 per semester over last year’s rate. Non-resident undergraduate tuition will increase by the same amount, and graduate tuition will go up by $24 per credit hour.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was met by protesters when he gave Northern Michigan University’s commencement address Saturday.

A Native American group played a drum as environmentalists and activist groups held signs objecting to his policies.

Kayla Shannon is from Flint.

“I’m here because this is a beautiful way to show that we all stand together in this fight and that it’s not just the city making noise,” she said.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI--   Two Negaunee High School teams have made their marks at an annual bridge building competition downstate. 

The Michigan Design and Build Bridge Challenge is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Teams from grades 7-12 build miniature bridges using balsa wood, glue, and string. They were tested for strength and design, and students made presentations before a panel of judges.

Tuesday Team Bridge Builders of Negaunee came in second place in the 11th and 12th grade category, while Team Negaunee Bridge Builders came in fourth.

HOUGHTON, MI--   Michigan Tech is breaking ground on its new Bernard Family clock tower Friday.

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