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Women at the Helm of Michigan Universities Speak About Success
Monday, April 30, 2012 (1645 reads)

April 28, 2012/Lansing State Journal

Michigan is ahead of the curve in terms of having women at the helm of its major universities.

Eastern Michigan, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan all have female presidents.

“That’s still pretty much unusual historically and even currently across the country,” says Michael Boulus, executive director of the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.

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New Michigan Museum Showcases Racist Artifacts
Thursday, April 19, 2012 (1727 reads)

April 19, 2012/AP

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia says it has amassed the nation’s largest public collection of artifacts spanning the segregation era

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — The objects displayed in Michigan’s newest museum range from the ordinary, such as simple ashtrays and fishing lures, to the grotesque — a full-size replica of a lynching tree. But all are united by a common theme: They are steeped in racism so intense that it makes visitors cringe.

That’s the idea behind the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, which says it has amassed the nation’s largest public collection of artifacts spanning the segregation era, from Reconstruction until the civil rights movement, and beyond.

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What's More Expensive Than College? Not Going to College
Friday, April 06, 2012 (1524 reads)

March 27, 2012/The Atlantic

There is a cost to not educating young people. The evidence is around us and all over the world.

If you want to feel optimistic about the state of things for unemployed, disengaged, and dissatisfied youths in America, here's a way. Spin a globe. Stop it with your finger. If you touch land, the overwhelming odds are that the young people in that country are doing much worse.

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End squabbles over university funds: State must protect higher education
Thursday, April 05, 2012 (834 reads)

April 3, 2012/Lansing State Journal

One of Michigan’s important assets is its higher education system. In a knowledge-driven economy, quality education is an economic development tool. For that reason, many business and economic development leaders support better funding to universities.

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