Jimmy Hoffmeyer

The regularly scheduled meeting of Mount Pleasant Public Schools on Monday was dominated by discussion of allegations that an elementary school staff member cut the hair of a biracial student without consulting or notifying the student’s parents.

A mid-Michigan family say they want the staff member who cut their daughter's hair suspended, and for the school to do more to identify and fight racial bias in education. This is your WCMU news roundup for April 19.



Jimmy Hoffmeyer

A couple of weeks ago, Jurnee Hoffmeyer got her hair cut by another student on the bus home from school, her father, Jimmy, says.

It didn’t look great.

“Half of her hair was gone off the side of her head,” he said.


Starting Tuesday, Detroiters can walk in and get COVID-19 shots at eleven sites across the city, no appointment needed.

Rental Assistance - State of MI & Capitol Area Housing Partnership

Apr 19, 2021

A state program has distributed nearly $1 million dollars to Mid-Michigan households struggling to pay rent and utilities due to pandemic related hardships. The funds come from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.