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West Shore Community College makes Top 10

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West Shore Community College ranks number 3 in best community college in Michigan according to Schools.com 2016 list. The student-teacher ratio was one of the factors the report took into account. WSCC has an average 13 students per teacher, lower than the national average for community colleges, and much lower than the average of 21 students per teacher in four-year universities. WSCC was also cited for its collaboration with the West Shore Educational Service District in the operation of ASM Tech Early College High School. Ranking was decided based upon the percentage of students enrolled in distance education, cost of attendance, student-to-faculty ratio, the average retention rate, the three-year comprehensive success rate andflexibility.

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TED talk in Ludington

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COVE is hosting a TED talk at the Ludington Library Tonight, October 27th at 6:00pm. Leslie Morgan Steiner will be presenting a TED talk on “Why domestic violence victims don’t leave.” Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of Crazy Love, a memoir about her marriage to a man who routinely abused and threatened her. October is Domestic Violence awareness month. According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner. If you want to talk to someone about your relationship, you can contact COVE 24 hours a day at 1-800-950-5808

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City Council 10.24.16

The Ludington City council met Monday night. Fireworks were approved for the Downtown New year's Eve Celebration. The City renewed IT Rights contract with the city for computer support services. Although the city had previously voted to approve Fleis and Vanderbrink as engineers for the water system improvements, rural development requested that the city approve engineering agreements for water and sewer separately. The city voted to approve the agreement for the water system. The sewer agreement will be voted on during a future meeting. The building, planning, zoning and rental inspection reported 12 building permits, 6 zoning permits, and nine rental inspections completed. In September, 35 rental inspections were scheduled, of those, 3 rental units were found to have violations and 5 properties had no owner arrive to allow the inspector access.

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