Category: News

Can the Roethke House be saved?

Can the Roethke House be saved?

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. A house on Gratiot Road in Saginaw that once belonged to the uncle of poet Theodore Roethke is at risk of being demolished. The Friends of Theodore Roethke board of trustees met in October 2018 and voted one to five to demolish the structure located at 1759 Gratiot — also known as the “stone house” […]

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Retail Roundup: Mattress stores love President’s Day

Retail Roundup: Mattress stores love President’s Day

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. First, there is the romantic Valentine’s Day shopping season, a time for retailers to make big bucks off of flowers, cards and fancy chocolates. At the same time is President’s Day shopping season, a time to… buy a new mattress? If you visited Art Van’s website during the weeks leading up to President’s Day, you […]

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Developmental education success highlighted at board meeting

Developmental education success highlighted at board meeting

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. UNIVERSITY CENTER − Kristin Cornelius, associate professor in English at Delta College, talked about Delta’s efforts in developmental education at the Tuesday, Feb. 5, board of trustees meeting. Students who apply to get enrolled at Delta have to take a course placement test to determine what levels of reading, writing and math they are at […]

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Professor reports execution events in 1937 connect to present

Professor reports execution events in 1937 connect to present

By Maddison Godi, reporter On Wednesday, Jan. 23, history buffs gathered in Room N007 for a Brown Bag presentation from John Mulloy, adjunct instructor in history at Delta College. Mulloy delivered the history of the Midland bank robbery and how the events of that day show the repetition of history. The discussion began with the social calendar at the time […]

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Delta closes for nearly a whole week

Delta closes for nearly a whole week

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. If there’s anything that consistently causes schools — and even colleges and universities — to close or delay, it’s the winter weather we get in Michigan. From Monday, Jan. 28, to Friday, Feb. 1, that’s exactly what happened. From the Monday snowstorm that brought more than seven inches to the Tri County area, to the […]

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Retail Roundup: Is Super Bowl the most super shopping season?

Retail Roundup: Is Super Bowl the most super shopping season?

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. The Super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting events in America, so it should be no surprise that it also draws in one of the busiest shopping seasons of the year. An annual survey done by the National Retail Federation (NRF) for the 2019 Super Bowl shows that approximately three out of four […]

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Retail Roundup: Sears has a near-death experience

Retail Roundup: Sears has a near-death experience

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. A historic American retail name is going to stick around, at least for the time being. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, it was reported that Edward Lampert, chairman and former CEO of the bankrupt Sears Holdings Inc., won a bankruptcy auction with a $5.2 billion bid made through his hedge fund, ESL Investments Inc. In layman’s […]

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Faculty unionization to take effect

Faculty unionization to take effect

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. Delta College faculty voted earlier this month to form a union, joining the Michigan Education Association (MEA), a union for “teachers, education support professionals and higher-education employees” (from the MEA website). Jean Goodnow, president of Delta, announced in a statement Jan. 4 that the proposal to unionize was brought to a vote for all faculty […]

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Live Oak Coffeehouse debuts new Bay City location

Live Oak Coffeehouse debuts new Bay City location

By Zach Parfeniuk, reporter. During the freezing purgatories that are Michigan winters, a good cup of coffee becomes a way of life for college students and adults. Finding a company or local business to host that cup o’ joe is part of the journey. Inviting Bay City residents to take a sip of caffeinated warmth, Live Oak Coffeehouse hosted their […]

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Newly elected Delta College trustees begin their term

Newly elected Delta College trustees begin their term

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. In the 2018 Midterm Elections, thousands of voters took to the polls to choose who was going to best represent their wants and needs in office. By the times those polls closed and ballots were tallied, two new trustees were elected to the Delta College board of trustees, with another member being elected to continue his […]

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