Southwest Michigan Today: Tuesday September 25, 2018

Sep 25, 2018

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A website for survivors of sexual assault is unveiled during a summit on campus sexual assault at WMU. A new director is named for the VA in Battle Creek. Ferris State faculty members prepare to take a vote of no confidence in the school’s president. 

(Kalamazoo Gazette) Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder has announced a new website for survivors of sexual assault. It includes information about sexual, domestic, child and elder abuse. Snyder made the announcement during the 4th annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault. It was held Monday at Western Michigan University.

(Battle Creek Enquirer) A new director has been named for the Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center. James Doelling has served as Associate Director and Nurse Executive at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System since 2015. Dr. Mary Beth Skupien retired March 30th after six years as VA director in Battle Creek. Keta Shah has been serving as acting director. Doelling begins his duties October 14th.

(Detroit Free Press) A candidate for state House in Southeast Michigan has been accused of embezzling money from another candidate’s campaign. Democratic state party officials say Jennifer Suidan should drop out of the race. She has not been criminally charged, but is accused of taking money from the campaign fund of Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner. Suidan has not responded to the Free Press’ requests for comment.

(WCMU) Members of the Ferris Faculty Association are expected to take a vote of no confidence in Ferris State University’s President this week. The vote is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday on campus, according to a press release. Members of the association cite what they say is President David Eisler’s lack of leadership, poor handling of negotiations, and use of a high paid attorney as reasons for the vote.A spokesperson for the University said the vote is an attempt to pressure the university. 

Western Michigan University Kicker Gavin Peddie has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Special Teams Player of the week. Peddie made both of his field goal attempts and all four extra points in the Broncos 34-15 win at Georgia State last week. Western plays its first MAC game of the season at Miami Saturday afternoon.