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Detroit Daily Round-Up 1/4: Metro Detroiters prepping for Beijing Olympics, MI college enrollment dropping and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Tuesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. Let's continue to kick this week off the right way!

Today is Tuesday, January 4, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Metro Detroiters prepare for winter Olympics

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With the Beijing Olympics a little over a month away, multiple Metro Detroiters have already qualified to take part in the event.

The following participants from southeastern Michigan include:

  • Megan Keller — U.S. women's hockey
  • Nathan Chen — U.S. figure skating
  • Madison Hubbell — U.S. figure skating
  • Zachary Donohue — U.S. figure skating
  • Madison Chock — U.S. figure skating
  • Evan Bates — U.S. figure skating
  • Ryan Pivirotto — U.S speedskating

Enrollment rates dropping at MI colleges and universities

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According to Michigan's top education officials, the state is seeing fewer high school graduates every year which, as a result, is impacting the number of students attending college.

Factors such as COVID-19, the instability of school attendance and rising tuition rates have contributed to the declining numbers.

Detroit schools to resume online learning through Jan. 14

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Due to COVID-19's rapid spread throughout Michigan, Detroit schools will resume virtual learning through Jan. 14.

According to the Detroit Public Schools Community District, the seven-day average for positive tests in the city has surpassed 40%.

Caesars Windsor closing in midst of raising COVID-19 cases

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Following the Ontario government's announcement regarding new restrictions in the province due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Caesars Windsor casino and hotel announced it is closing for the better part of January.

“The health and safety of our employees and guests remain a priority and we look forward to welcoming you back at a time when it is safe for our community,” said Kevin Laforet, President, Caesars Windsor.

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