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Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

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msanchez@mibiz.com

BENTON HARBOR — The former president of Lake Michigan College claims she got fired last spring after just four months on the job because she found through an internal assessment that the school lacked compliance with federal rules for student aid.

KALAMAZOO — Achieving two key accreditation milestones this summer shows that the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine at Western Michigan University is meeting expectations.

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine wants to get medical students into the real world much sooner with the launch next month of an entirely new curriculum. 

Michigan needs to maintain a major push started a decade ago to diversify the state’s economy, according to a study that credits the effort with spurring greater innovation and entrepreneurship.

The trade group for venture capitalists in Michigan wants to form a $100 million fund to match millions in private capital with public investment. 

The $1.4 billion merger between Chemical Financial Corp. and Talmer Bancorp Inc. heads to probable close later this year after securing shareholder approvals from both companies.

New legislation aims to encourage more investors to get involved in supporting Michigan-based startup companies.

Shareholders at Talmer Bancorp Inc. today overwhelmingly backed a proposed $1.4 billion merger with Chemical Financial Corp.

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