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It's Students' Turn to Shape Recovery
Sunday, January 31, 2010 (2072 reads)

January 31, 2010/Detroit Free Press

Everyone's familiar with the challenges we face in Michigan as we confront a dramatically declining manufacturing economy.

How to replace the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and keep young people here?

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Graduate to a Smarter State
Sunday, January 31, 2010 (2082 reads)

Detroit Free Press/January 31, 2010


The charts on today's editorial page tell a story. It's an important story, and some would argue it's the only story you need to understand what has happened to Michigan in the last two generations.

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Will Michigan Break its Promise to its Young College Students?
Thursday, January 21, 2010 (1446 reads)

As lawmakers prepare to break their promise by eliminating funding for the the Michigan Promise Scholarship, several organizations are helping affected students and their families voice their views to lawmakers.
provides viewers with information about the scholarship, links to newspaper articles, columns and editorials on the matter, and an opportunity to communicate directly with their legislators, legislative leaders and Gov. Granholm.

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Granholm Announces $34 Million in Recovery Act Grants to Expand Broadband Access in Michigan
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 (2183 reads)

January 20, 2010/State of Michigan


LANSING- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced that two Michigan applicants for federal broadband funding will receive more than $34 million to expand access to broadband service in communities throughout Michigan.

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The Dark Ages
Thursday, January 14, 2010 (2364 reads)

Jan. 14, 2010/The Economist


As America hopes for recovery, Michigan needs whole-scale reinvention. It may be 15 years before the state returns to prosperity.

A new hope?

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Merit Network Celebrates Completion of 'Blue Line'
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 (1963 reads)

January 13, 2010/Great Lakes IT Report

After four years and hundreds of miles of fiber-optic cable, Merit Network engineers lit the fiber-optic cable between Mount Pleasant and Big Rapids on Dec. 12 to complete the "Blue-Line" portion of the Merit backbone network.

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Michigan's Economic Slump Opens Doors for Interns
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 (2481 reads)

January 12, 2010/Detroit News   


More Michigan companies are offering internships as a cost-effective way to develop new talent and get the job done as they struggle to make payroll and are forced to cut staff amid the lingering recession, experts say.

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Michigan Tech Showcases New Professional Master of Engineering Program
Monday, January 11, 2010 (2260 reads)

January 10, 2010/MTU News


Automotive engineering is entering a new era of hybrid electric-drive vehicles that demand a special set of skills most automotive engineers didn’t study when they went to college.

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Kresge Foundation Backs More College Achievement For Michigan
Thursday, January 07, 2010 (1304 reads)

January 6, 2010/Great Lakes IT Report


Troy's Kresge Foundation Wednesday announced the grant of more than $1 million to the Michigan College Access Network, a nonprofit organization that works to increase college participation and success rates statewide.

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MSU Fellowship To Help Fill Shortage Of Science, Math Teachers
Thursday, January 07, 2010 (1280 reads)

January 6, 2010/Great Lakes IT Report


Michigan State University will prepare more educators needed to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Michigan’s urban schools as part of a new statewide fellowship program highlighted today by President Barack Obama. MSU is one of six universities selected to participate in the Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship.

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