SOUTH BEND — One of the problems that is helping to cause a much publicized national nursing shortage also seems to be a hiccup in the remedy.A lot of baby boomer nurses are retiring, which not only has led to a nurse staffing crunch in some areas but also means a loss of qualified faculty for many nursing programs, putting a squeeze on the ability to admit more students.Deb Green, chair of the nursing department at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, said it’s an issue for nursing programs everywhere, and one SMC will have to manage when it wants to ramp up admissions for its newly expanded Nursing and Health Education Building.The nursing shortage helped to propel the expansion project, with one goal being to eventually expand admissions, Green said.Green noted it’s not a matter of just finding faculty, though, but finding faculty who also have the clinical experience required to teach, which is needed to maintain program accreditation.A key driver of a … [Read more...] about Nursing shortage comes with lack of educators
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James Hawkins The Detroit News Published 5:38 PM EDT Oct 29, 2018 Ann Arbor — For the majority of freshmen, adapting to the speed and defensive demands at the college level are often the most challenging adjustments. For Michigan guard David DeJulius, though, the toughest part has been developing the mental side of his game. Then again, going up against junior guard Zavier Simpson for two hours every practice can do that to an individual. “I think prior to coming here I kind of just let my talent get me through high school, but I had to come here and I had to think through the game,” DeJulius said during the team’s media day last week. “It's for sure tough because it got to the point where you were thinking too much, and I just wasn't playing my game and I was just thinking the whole time. “That really was the major part when I first arrived here, but I'm starting to play at my own pace now and it's starting to get a lot … [Read more...] about Michigan sees big things for ‘natural-born scorer’ David DeJulius
By Allen Trieu Special to The Detroit News Published 4:27 p.m. UTC Jul 8, 2018 This fall will be Jim Harbaugh’s fourth as head coach at Michigan. While there are still a handful of players who were recruited before Harbaugh and his staff got to Ann Arbor, the vast majority of the roster is now his recruits. Here is a look back at his first few recruiting classes (all team rankings by the 247Sports Composite). 2015 Final team rankings: 37th nationally, fifth in Big Ten Harbaugh was introduced as Michigan’s head coach on Dec. 30, 2014. He had to get to recruiting quickly, but it took nearly a month for the first commitment to come in, which was defensive end Reuben Jones. Reuben Jones, defensive end, Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson: Then-defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin and Greg Mattison went down to Florida to Lake Gibson, and Jones came up on an official visit to Michigan and flipped from Nebraska. He has appeared in 11 games as a Wolverine. Karan Higdon, running back, … [Read more...] about How Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan recruits are working out
SOUTH BEND — A small nonprofit is going on a huge fundraising tour, contending it needs $4 million in private and taxpayer money for regional economic development.Some might not know about the organization, which is devoted to economic development in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. But the group, which changed its name last year from Michiana Partnership to the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership, has actually been around more than seven years.The three-employee firm has now touted a list of ideas it thinks will give the region’s economy a boost. To put those ideas into action, it says it needs more money.That’s why it launched a $4 million fundraising campaign earlier this year, which calls for securing an annual investment of $1 million for 2018 through 2021.Most of the money would come from private investors. But the partnership has also asked for money from colleges and universities, community foundations, economic development organizations, utility … [Read more...] about Will firm’s $4 million effort pay off for South Bend-Elkhart region’s economy?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Fab Five book: How Michigan's Mo Taylor came to know Ed Martin Ex-Michigan standout Mo Taylor was in the car crash that unearthed one of the biggest scandals in college basketball history. Here's how it started. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Carl Martin, Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 12:00 a.m. ET May 6, 2018 CLOSE Looking back on Michigan's star-studded recruiting class of 1991 that shocked the world. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE “THE BOOSTER: How Ed Martin, The Fab Five and the Ballers from the ’hood Exposed the … [Read more...] about Fab Five book: How Michigan’s Mo Taylor came to know Ed Martin