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COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFERS: State education officials are trying to make it easier for students to transfer from community colleges to the state’s four-year universities. They’ve already created a website for students to test their credits to see if they will transfer. Now they hope to restructure community college curriculum for popular degree programs before the end of the year. We talk to officials at Grand Valley State University and the Michigan Community College Association. By Evan Jones. FOR GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, GREENVILLE, LANSING CITY PULSE AND ALL POINTS.
LAMPREY SURVIVORS: The parasitic sea lamprey kill a lot of lake trout in the Great Lakes, and those that survive the attack suffer long-lasting damage. Michigan State University researchers found that, even a year after an attack, lamprey victims produce much less sperm than those that haven’t been attacked. The severity of the wound influences the magnitude of health consequences. By Michaela Kratofil FOR LUDINGTON, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, CHEBOYGAN, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, ALCONA, MANISTEE, HOLLAND, BENZIE, OCEANA, BAY MILLS, LEELANAU, HARBOR SPRINGS AND ALL POINTS.
W/LAMPREY SURVIVOR PHOTO: Lake trout with a parasitic sea lamprey attached. Credit: Tyler Firkus, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University.
COUNTING #fisHERS: A Twitter hashtag featuring photos of women with the fish they catch has caught on in the Great Lakes region. It’s more evidence of efforts to reel in more women anglers, including in Michigan. A Michigan Technological University survey says numbers are rising. By Weiting Du. FOR CADILLAC, PETOSKEY, TRAVERSE CITY, LUDINGTON, MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE, CHEBOYGAN, OCEANA, BENZIE, MANISTEE, HARBOR SPRINGS, ALCONA, LEELANAU, BAY MILLS, CADILLAC, BIG RAPIDS, GREENVILLE, MONTMORENCY, CRAWFORD COUNTY, CLARE COUNTY, LAKE COUNTY, HERALD-REVIEW, BLISSFIELD, THREE RIVERS, STURGIS, IONIA, HOLLAND AND ALL POINTS.
W/COUNTING #fisHERS PHOTO: Chelsey Crandall, a fisheries and natural resources scientist from the University of Florida, tweeted this picture of herself to launch the #fisHERS hashtag.
HAPPY STATES: Michigan comes in next to the bottom in the region in a recent study ranking the happiness of people in each state. The 5.6 million residents of Minnesota are the happiest in the Great Lakes region, according to a recent nationwide ranking by WalletHub, a personal finance website. Ohio ranks as unhappiest in the region, just one spot below Michigan. Ranking number three nationwide, Minnesota also holds the highest national score as the safest state and the second-highest in the rate of volunteerism. By Indri Maulidar. FOR ALL POINTS.
W/HAPPY STATES PHOTO: St. Paul, Minnesota, is the capital of the happiest state in the Great Lakes region. Credit: David Mark via Pixabay.