Coaching diversity isn’t just an equity issue, it also can be a competitive issue for college athletics, said Allen Trieu, a Midwest recruiting analyst at 247Sports. Prospective student-athletes prioritize diversity when deciding which colleges to attend.
A growing number of Michigan high schools are getting in on the fun of esports. More than 50 high schools are registered with the Michigan High School Esports Federation, a free, nonprofit league created by Michigan educators in 2019. They join over 170 U.S. colleges and universities with varsity esports programs – including 18 in Michigan.
From large healthcare facilities such as Beaumont Hospital and Bronson Hospital, to nursing homes and elective surgery, health care workers continue to bear the burden in Michigan where cases are rising higher than any other state.
As COVID-19 grips the state of Michigan worse than any other in the nation, health officials have called for a vaccine surge to reduce the spread. While this request has seemingly been rebuffed by the federal government, residents all around East Lansing are eager to return to normal, as various groups deal with their new normal in different ways.
The United States Postal Service has experienced a rapid decrease in mail revenue. In response to this decline, mail carriers and residents in Oakland and Wayne County attribute this pattern to package delays and the ongoing pandemic.
ByMadelyn Darbonne, Wendy Guzman and Joseph Dungerow |
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a new set of challenges for the performing arts. In mid-Michigan, K-12 school districts have adapted their fine arts extracurricular programs through virtual performances and rehearsals to slow the spread of COVID-19.
GRAND LEDGE – Staggered schedules, prohibiting parent visitors, regimented recesses, and outdoor tent lunches are among the ways the Grand Ledge Public Schools are managing the return to in-person schooling this spring.
St. Clair County Schools are following a program set in place last month by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called MI Safer Sports Testing, which states students between the ages of 13 and 19 must be tested for the coronavirus weekly to participate in their sport or extracurricular activities, like theater. The testing protocol started April 2.