Prahl Center at Mott Community College slated for $25M renovation project
FLINT, MI — Mott Community College’s Prahl College Center is set for a facelift. The student service building located in the middle of the Flint campus is slated for a $25 million renovation project. Currently, about 60% of all Mott Community College classes are held remotely. The new upgrades to the Prahl Center will have the technological capabilities to reach students remotely. “We no longer want to be landlocked and delivering that service,” said Jason Wilson, vice president of Student Academic Success for Mott.mlive.com
Vaccinated students can take one free class at Mott Community College
FLINT, MI -- Students who provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination can get one free class at Mott Community College this fall. Mott Community College, which launched a new Vaccination Incentive Program recently, is offering the value of one free class up to $750 when they provide proof of a vaccine. The vaccination incentive program has begun and goes through Sept. 17. To be eligible for the credit, students must have received their first COVID-19 dose before Sept. 17, 2021. University of Michigan-Flint students and staff could have won up to $3,000 in the university’s version of the vaccination incentive program before it required vaccinations.mlive.com
Vaccinations rise in some states with soaring infections
Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday, and hospitals are running out of space because of the delta variant, which is “spreading with incredible efficiency.” Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that several states with the highest proportions of new infections have seen residents get vaccinated at higher rates than the nation as a whole. Officials cited Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, and Nevada as examples.news.yahoo.com
Legalization bids boost outlook for US cannabis industry
Uncle Sam gave marijuana lovers more reason to celebrate this week as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it easier for cannabis companies to do business in states where sales are legal.
From self-defense to success: Cave of Adullam in Detroit teaches more than martial arts for young men
DETROIT – For Black History Month, we are shining a spotlight on change makers in our community, including a local man combining martial arts and life experiences to help young Black men succeed. The Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy on Detroit’s west side is a place where young African American men are taught self-defense skills, but it’s a lot more than that. “They love martial arts. AdMORE: Black History Month coverage“The Cave of Adullam historically is where we all heard of David and Goliath, where David slain the big giant. Jones said he would recommend the program to other young men.
Want to help children dealing with trauma? Listen to them.
The audience had just heard two wrenching tales of Detroit children dealing with childhood trauma: a 9-year-old boy who witnessed his father kill his mother, and a 14-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by an aunts friend. A recurring theme among the experts who spoke during the NBC News Learn event Thursday was this: Children dealing with trauma need help, but they also need adults to hear them. We need to learn to listen, said Jason Wilson, founder and CEO of The Yunion, a Detroit nonprofit that services children and families. That district, the audience learned, has sought to train staff to better meet the needs of students dealing with trauma through its Resilient Schools Project. The Detroit school district has seen a decline in its rate of chronically absent students.chalkbeat.org