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There’s a Conservative Case for Public Universities
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 (13 reads)

Aug. 2, 2017/The Detroit News

By Bob Murphy

Obtaining a college degree is the American dream, and not a partisan sport. Yet, recent polling indicated that Americans are split on whether or not colleges and universities have a positive impact on the country. 

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Toasting 200 years of leadership by the University of Michigan
Friday, July 28, 2017 (28 reads)

July 25, 2017/Bridge Magazine

It may be hard to believe, but the University of Michigan was founded exactly two centuries ago, in August 1817 … two decades before we became a state.

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SVSU announces $25 million business addition
Thursday, July 27, 2017 (26 reads)

July 27, 2017/MLive 

KOCHVILLE TWP, MI -- A new 40,000 square foot addition is underway for Saginaw Valley State University's College of Business and Management.

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From 3D Printers to Big Data: How University Libraries are Evolving
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (71 reads)

July 11, 2017/Oakland Press

By Natalie Broda

As the digital age advances, university libraries are changing how they serve their students, faculty and staff.

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Bishop, Moolenar Applaud Efforts to Continue Full Funding for FRIB at MSU
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (41 reads)

July 12, 2017/WLNS TV

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mike Bishop, whose district includes Michigan State University, issued a statement after the House Appropriations Committee passed its FY 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, meeting the full funding request of $97.2 million for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at MSU saying in part:

“Once completed, FRIB will be the most powerful radioactive beam facility in the world and employ more than 1,400 scientists and researchers. 

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Criminal Justice options double for students who attend North Central Michigan College
Monday, July 10, 2017 (46 reads)

June 27, 2017/Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

An articulation agreement between North Central Michigan College and Lake Superior State University will allow NCMC students to pursue a criminal justice bachelor’s degree while taking most of their classes in Petoskey.

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WMU, Aquinas partner on engineering degree
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (195 reads)

May 26, 2017/Grand Rapids Business Journal

Western Michigan University and Aquinas College this fall will join a packed field of schools forging academic partnerships.

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Flint daycare, preschool aims to mitigate effects of lead exposure
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (97 reads)

May 18, 2017/Michigan Radio

Every child who attends the Cummings Early Childhood Center in Flint lives in the city and was exposed to lead as a result of the Flint water crisis. That can have damaging effects on their development and growth. 

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Cornerstone, GVSU Partner on Engineering Program
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (192 reads)

May 12, 2017/Grand Rapids Business Journal

Cornerstone University will offer a four-strand engineering degree beginning this fall, thanks to a partnership with Grand Valley State University.

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To Return Michigan to Prosperity, Fund Higher Education
Friday, April 14, 2017 (285 reads)

April 14, 2017/Bridge 

Guest Commentary: Daniel Hurley

In today’s economy, it’s a perilous proposition for anyone to ignore the reality that for our youth, the best path to a middle-class job is through college, with a four-year degree a vital waypost.

That being true, it’s imperative that we take steps to recognize the vital role of our public universities in creating college graduates for Michigan, and for our state to reinvest in our talented students in a major way.

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College Attainment Drives State Per Capita Income
Thursday, March 09, 2017 (281 reads)

March 8, 2017/Michigan Future

Rather than low taxes, Michigan’s economic success strategy has to be preparing, retaining and attracting talent––particularly those with a four year degree or more.

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Michigan Research Universities Spin Out More Startups, Report Finds
Monday, February 13, 2017 (561 reads)

February 5, 2017, MiBiz

By Mark Sanchez

The number of startup companies spun out of Michigan’s top three research universities trended higher as of mid-decade, a possible product of heightened support for entrepreneurship in recent years.

Schools that make up the University Research Corridor spun out 22 startup companies in 2015, easily surpassing a five-year average, according to an annual report published by the research consortium.

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WSU President Wilson to Chair Medical Colleges Board
Thursday, December 22, 2016 (695 reads)

December 20, 2016/The Detroit News

By Kim Kozlowski

The president of Wayne State University has been named chair-elect of the Association of American Medical Colleges board of directors, officials announced Tuesday.

Beginning in November, President M. Roy Wilson will chair the board of the AAMC — a nonprofit association working to improve health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Members include 164 accredited medical schools in the U.S. and Canada, nearly 400 teaching hospitals and health systems and more than 80 academic societies.

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WMU Named Among Top Institutions for Serving Veterans
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (536 reads)

November 8 2016/WWMT.COM

Kalamazoo, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Western Michigan University is also one of the top institutions in the country when it comes to serving veterans.
Military Times placed WMU on its list for best colleges and universities for veterans.
WMU is the only school in the state to appear on the list all eight years.
The list is based on several factors, including accommodations and financial incentives for student with military ties.

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No Backsliding in Michigan Graduation Requirements
Friday, September 02, 2016 (716 reads)

September 1, 2016/The Detroit News

By Daniel Hurley, CEO

Michigan’s public universities are strongly supportive of efforts to improve the college-readiness of our state’s high school graduates. That’s why we believe the state shouldn’t backtrack from its rigorous K-12 academic standards and graduation requirements.

Part of our resolve on this issue comes from the long history of several public universities serving as “Normal” colleges, a term used in the past to describe schools focused on creating teachers. Part of it is selfish. It’s much cheaper and easier to move a student to college graduation in four years if he or she is well-prepared to handle a college-level course of study when the student arrives on campus.

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MSU President Honored by Women's Hall of Fame
Monday, August 22, 2016 (587 reads)

Lansing State Journal/August 10, 2016

by Beth LeBlanc

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Lansing educator Dr. Olivia Letts will be inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame this fall.

The two women are among five contemporary honorees who will be inducted into the hall’s 33rd class on Oct. 19 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. The hall of fame also will induct historical honorees.

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STEM Inspires College Students to Fight Disease
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 (1004 reads)

December 2 2015/U.S. News

Science, math and technology education is inspiring a new generation of inventors to save the world.

Western Michigan University students Joseph Barnett and Stephen John learned about the lack of medical care for newborns during their respective travels to Honduras and Nepal, so they designed a respirator for premature babies that can be built with simple parts and operated without extensive training.

Western Michigan University students Joseph Barnett, left, and Stephen John, center, won best design by an undergraduate team for their respirator for newborn babies. They are accompanied by humorist Mo Rocca, the award presenter.

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U-M College Prep Program to Offer Full Scholarships
Friday, October 23, 2015 (1177 reads)

U-M College Prep Program to Offer Full Scholarships

October 23, 2015/Detroit Free Press

By David Jesse

Students in Ypsilanti and Southfield who complete a new college-prep program being offered by the University of Michigan will get a full-ride scholarship to the university, U-M President Mark Schlissel announced today.

The program, called Wolverine Pathways, will start in January and be for residents who live in the Ypsilanti and Southfield school districts. Students do not need to be students in the Ypsilanti or Southfield public schools.

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