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Wednesday: Learning

Michigan universities lag behind on number of Black graduates

LANSING — Michigan universities are far behind many other U.S. universities in the number of Black students who graduate, according to new research published in the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Factors, including location, population and college interest, play a role in ...

University board honors students

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees presented its annual Student Achievement Awards just before the April 30 commencement at the Superior Dome, honoring four individuals for their significant contributions to the quality of life at NMU through extracurricular ...

A notable read

MARQUETTE — Copper and mining are an integral part of Upper Peninsula history, and they figure greatly in the U.P. Notable Book Club’s latest author event. The Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association and the Crystal Falls Community District Library have scheduled a new author ...

How the Constitution teaches students to disagree civilly

The motto for Great Valley High School and its 1,400 students in the Pennsylvania borough of Malvern, about 25 miles west of Philadelphia, is “Creating a new age of learning.” It may be helping create a new age of conversation, too. By all accounts, political polarization is growing in ...

COLLEGES LOOK TO ATTRACT OLDER STUDENTS

LANSING — Colleges are testing new tactics to increase the number of adult learners in the classroom after years of a downturn in enrollment. Postsecondary enrollment in Michigan declined by 1.7%, or 7,463 students, in fall 2021. From fall 2019 to 2020, enrollment dropped 9.2%, or 44,578 ...

Smith named NMU commencement student speaker

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University graduating senior Hannah Smith of Waukesha, Wisconsin, will be the student speaker at NMU’s Saturday commencement at the Superior Dome. She will earn a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism with a double minor in public relations and ...