Francis X. Donnelly The Detroit News Published 12:13 AM EST Nov 13, 2018 Holland — Tony Fortuna isn’t always Tony Fortuna. Sometimes he is a safety inspector at a factory, or a military hero injured in battle, or a FBI informant thwarting a plot to blow up a nuclear power plant. He also impersonated a paramedic, injecting and administering medications, during a two-day ride-along with a Grand Rapids ambulance service in January, police said. He served similar stints with paramedic services in Mount Pleasant; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and New York, he told The Detroit News last month in a series of interviews. Fortuna, 42, of Grand Rapids, was arrested in February after a supervisor at American Medical Response in Grand Rapids became suspicious and learned he didn’t have a paramedic license. His lifelong masquerade is now collapsing upon itself. He will soon finish a county jail sentence for the Grand Rapids incident and begin a stretch … [Read more...] about Lifetime of lies leads swindler into trouble in Michigan
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Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 3:50 PM EST Nov 12, 2018 The possibilities are endless — and free. Over 190 universities across the country have announced that they're offering free Massive Open Online Courses, according to Quartz. From computer programming and entrepreneurship to the social sciences and humanities, some courses are self-paced, while others have a set session schedule and weeks-long program. Most courses are free, but universities may charge online students for a verified certificate of completion or credential. Here's a look at some upcoming and ongoing free online course options from Michigan-based colleges: Michigan State University Introduction to Game Development, four weeks long (credential can be earned for Game Design and Development specialization, part of a $365 package) What is news?, five weeks long Pixel Art for Video Games, five weeks long Cameras, Exposure and Photography, four weeks long … [Read more...] about Dozens of Michigan college courses are free online
Ever wonder what it takes to become an engineer? Curious as to what the profession entails? Come to the College of Lake County on Tuesday, Oct. 23 to learn about careers in engineering and computer science and meet with representatives from multiple regional engineering schools. The event begins at 5:30 p.m., outside the Willow Café at the CLC Grayslake Campus. Engineering Night begins at 5:30 p.m. is part of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Speaker Series, which is free and open to high-school and CLC students and their parents. From 5:30-6:45 p.m., students can mix and mingle with professional engineers to learn about the various engineering professions such as civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, computer science, aerospace, etc. A presentation about a general overview of the search process for engineering colleges begins at 7 p.m. From 7:30-9:30 p.m., students and their parents may visit classrooms for three 25-minute sessions to learn more about … [Read more...] about Oct. 23: Come to Engineering Night at the College of Lake County
RJ Wolcott Lansing State Journal Published 7:44 AM EDT Oct 4, 2018 EAST LANSING - Young adults are less likely to vote than their elders. In Michigan, it's a lot less. Michigan has the largest voter turnout gap of any state in the country between the overall population and 18-to-24-year-olds, more than 26 percentage points. That's according to Jonathan Rodden, a Stanford political science professor who submitted a 60-page report in support of a lawsuit filed by Democratic students at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan against Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. Among his conclusions: "Electoral participation and registration rates are extremely low in the vicinity of Michigan's colleges and universities." The student organizations contend that young people, particularly college students, are disproportionately affected by Michigan's voting requirements, chiefly the requirement that the address where a person registers to vote match … [Read more...] about Where are Michigan’s young voters?
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) is proud to announce its first graduates from the algal certificate program at Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These first ATEC graduates received their Associate Applied Science Degree in Controlled Environment Agriculture with a certificate in Algae Cultivation on May 12, 2018. This program was conceptualized and designed by ATEC members including professors, algal commercial leaders, community college instructors, and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). The ATEC curriculum was designed with inputs from America’s leading algal companies to include education and training in specific job skills, thus allowing students’ skills to transfer immediately into professional careers. Better prepared and skilled employees decrease employer operational costs while supporting the renewable energy sector and the U.S. bioeconomy. … [Read more...] about A First-of-a-Kind Algal-based College Certificate Program Sends Off Its First Graduates