Some Mercedes owners told not to drive their cars, brakes could fail
DETROIT -- Mercedes-Benz is asking owners to indefinitely park certain ML, GL and R-Class vehicles from the 2006 through 2012 model years as the brakes can fail due to possible corrosion issues. In documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mercedes says owners of impacted models should not drive the vehicles as the brakes can fail leading to an increased risk of a crash. If the repairs cannot be made immediately, Mercedes says it will work with owners to find loaner cars for the time being. The company is also offering free towing to owners of the impacted vehicles so the owners can get the cars to a dealership for service. Owners with questions on the recall can call Mercedes at 1-888-548-8514.mlive.com
Detroit has a new Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in Eminem
The Detroit rapper will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “This diverse group of inductees each had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture and helped change the course of Rock and Roll,” said John Sykes, chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Their music moved generations and influenced so many artists that followed.”To be eligible for induction into the Rock Hall, an artist music have released their first official recording at least 25 years before Induction. The Rock Hall also has specialty categories included in its annual class. Judas Priest along with the songwriting/production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will be inducted via the Rock Hall’s Music Excellence Award.mlive.com
Educators and students react to face-to-face learning resuming in Metro Detroit
ROMEO, Mich. – Romeo Community Schools hit another milestone on Monday as students returned to full class schedules. The excitement of a return actually started last week as teachers prepared to welcome cohorts back to Romeo High School. New Today: 200 students in quarantine as Oxford High School returns to virtual learning amid COVID outbreakMonday was the day a return to full days, full-time face-to-face learning for high school and middle schoolers finally happened, which means 80 percent of the district’s students are physically back in class. Rick Boggio, an academy coach at Romeo High School also said Monday felt like the first day of school. The high school operates with a learning system called the Academies at Romeo in which students decide on an area of interest and attend micro-and macro-focused learning that gives real world experience in their area of interest.
Picture this: University of Michigan students create toaster that burns images onto bread
Three engineering students at the University of Michigan invented a mechanism that “prints” images onto toast as part of an entrepreneurship class taught by Dr. Eric Fretz. “We were looking for a fun class to take alongside our heavier engineering classes,” said Niket Parikh. AdOn the first day of the course, Dr. Fretz told his students to split into groups for the semester. (Niket Parikh)They pitched it to Dr. Fretz, who liked it so much he challenged them to print one of U-M’s most iconic figures on bread. With periodic check-ins and energetic mentoring Dr. Fretz ensures each team has the best chance to reach their full potential.
U-M students in Ann Arbor launch soap line in shape of states
Their idea was approved and Fifty State Suds was born. We are offering our three Michigan soaps for $5.99 a piece! A student holds up a Fifty State Suds Michigan bar on Main St. in downtown Ann Arbor. With periodic check-ins and energetic mentoring Dr. Fretz ensures each team has the best chance to reach their full potential. Related reading:U-M students work to bring Michigan’s first Waffle House to Ann ArborAdUniversity of Michigan students go viral with their Scrunchie ShotsClassmates help U-M student expand business helping older adults with tech during pandemic
Michigan State University: 75% percent of fall undergrad classes will be in person
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University plans to offer in-person instruction in 75% of undergraduate classes in the fall, and spectators will be welcomed again at sports events and performing arts shows, the president said Friday. Stanley encouraged staff and students to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they qualify. He didn't offer any details about attending Big Ten games on campus but said spectators will be allowed. Most undergraduate classes at MSU have been online since after the Michigan outbreak began a year ago. Ad“We will constantly be reviewing our plans for the fall and keeping you informed along the way,” Stanley said.
CPS schools reopen — again — with celebration and contention, as alderman calls CTU fight a ‘hostage takeover of our children’
The parents say they want to be recognized as stakeholders and get greater transparency from CPS. They want a renewed urgency to improving remote learning, since most students still be receiving lessons online at least part time. And group said it wants a focus on mental health and social-emotional needs, as well as improved technology and as much as a $100-per-month stipend for families who are spending more on internet service because the district-provided hotspots can be unreliable.chicagotribune.com
Zingerman’s Cornman Farms to host virtual cooking classes, wine tastings in January
DEXTER, Mich. – Zingerman’s event venue Cornman Farms has announced a series of new virtual winter events that include floral workshops, cooking classes and wine tastings. According to Cornman Farms, each class includes:One pound of Cornman Farms pancake mix (serves 4). Cornman Farms is at 8540 Island Lake Road, Dexter, Michigan. Cornman Farms is at 8540 Island Lake Road, Dexter, Michigan. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a beautiful centerpiece as well as the skills to create one in the future on your own.”According to Cornman Farms, each ticket includes:One floral kit and one Cornman Farms take-and-bake chocolate runny cake.
Pinckney Community Schools closed Tuesday due to internet outage
Schools within the Pinckney Community Schools district are closed Tuesday due to an internet outage. We need to close school today (11/24) as we have no internet access, which is crippling our entire system. We have over 1,300 students learning virtually and with over 50% of our students not being able to learn, we cannot count the day. This has been a countywide issue and is a result of a large fiber being completely cut and will not be fixed anytime soon. We have no way of communicating with students virtually and can’t access our learning tools.”More: Livingston County news
Your kids can learn tumbling skills from a national champion
Instead of getting stir-crazy and jumping around the house, they can release that energy by learning proper tumbling techniques with a Junior Olympic National Champion at her gymnastic center in Redford. Kendyl Stewart from Kenetic Athletics Gymnastics Center created her center to encourage a diverse and inclusive environment for all future gymnasts. Because of the pandemic, some families may be struggling to afford extracurricular activities but Kenetic Athletics offers their “Sponsor A Gymnast” program for tuition assistance. Kenetic Athletics is located at 25450 5 Mile Rd., Redford MI. Visit the Kenetic Athletics website to donate or sign up your future gymnast for class.
Virtual learning hacks: Parents share tips for learning remotely
We caught up with parents who have their hands full with work and school -- both from home. They have been working to prepare for this challenging time and have come up with some hacks you might want to see. Watch the videos to learn more.
Michigan State University to start undergraduate classes online in fall semester
Michigan State University to start undergraduate classes online in fall semesterPublished: August 18, 2020, 6:18 pmMichigan State University announced that it will move undergraduate classes to online. The university previously discussed in-person classes. For more information, https://www.clickondetroit.com/.
19 arrested during Detroit summer school protest today
DETROIT Police arrested 19 people Thursday morning during a protest of Detroit summer school classes being held during the coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/ml4Lmc7NyO Chuck Jackson (@NewsDeskChuck) July 23, 2020Happening now - #Detroit police have moved in to start arresting the protestors that are blocking DPSCD summer school buses from picking up kids. Related: Detroits in-person summer school classes can continue with virus testingThat means testing all 630 students in a tight time frame. The suit was seeking to sop summer school and first went before the judge on Friday. More: Inside Detroit summer school classrooms during pandemicMore: Share your thoughts, concerns about return to in-person learning
How these Detroit police officers work to keep kids off streets with hip-hop
They patrol the streets by day, but in their free time theyre inside a local dance studio teaching kids dance, hoping to keep them off the streets. At just 7 years old, little Azariah is learning the ins and outs of hip-hop dance. Instead of giving them tickets we get to know them more."It's beneficial because it's bringing hip-hop to Detroit and kids love to dance you know?" But Detroit Culture Company Inc. is still hard at work cleaning up the city, educating the youth about Juneteenth and even hosting a socially distanced food giveaway train. For more information on Detroit Culture Company and if youd like to get involved, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/DCC313/For more Your Neighborhood stories, go here.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival announces five new programs
ANN ARBOR While the Ann Arbor Summer Festival has canceled its traditional indoor events and outdoor Top of the Park, it is adapting to the times and announced Friday new programming for the local community to enjoy. Music Hikes & Story WalksTop Music Hikes & Story Walks is presented in partnership with the Ann Arbor District Librarys Summer Game. The activity geo-tags music and audio stories to trails around Ann Arbor. At the end of the month, a fictionalized story set in downtown Ann Arbor featuring shops and landmarks will be available to audiences. As part of its Summer Game, the Ann Arbor District Library will select winners.