The preseason college football magazines are now out, and college football will be here in August. So this is an ideal time to have a debate: Is college football a good thing for the primary mission of a university — which, of course, is education?
Eric Epplett, a graduate assistant for Western Michigan University’s aviation program, transported a Kitfox airplane to the Little Lakers Learning Center on Tuesday. The Spring Lake preschoolers toured the plane and learned about the world of aviation.
The nation's teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 programs released Tuesday.
Commercial fisherman Larry Barbeau's comings and goings usually don't create much of a stir in this wind-swept Lake Michigan outpost, but in the past few days, his phone jangles the minute he arrives home.