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Battle of Degrees Heats Up: Universities, Community Colleges Spar over Four-year Programs
Monday, November 30, 2009 (2261 reads)

November 29, 2009/Crain's Detroit Business


By Amy Lane


LANSING — A move by community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees in nursing and three other areas is sparking a turf war with four-year universities.

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WSU Student Rally Pushes Restoration of Scholarships
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 (1843 reads)

November 23, 2009/The Detroit News


Hundreds of Wayne State University students rallied on campus Monday to urge state lawmakers to restore their college scholarships.

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Michigan's Broken 'Promise'
Monday, November 23, 2009 (1948 reads)

November 23, 2009/Wall Street Journal


Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, squaring off against Republican lawmakers, has launched a campaign to salvage a $100 million college-scholarship program that she sees as critical to diversifying her state's flagging economy.

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Students Stung by Promise Cuts
Friday, November 20, 2009 (1894 reads)

November 20, 2009/The Detroit News

Some students get help from colleges, others left searching for funds

With just weeks before the end of the fall semester many college students are unsure if Promise Scholarship money will be available for next term or how they might replace the funding.

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Professors of the Year Are Celebrated for Innovative Teaching
Friday, November 20, 2009 (2527 reads)

November 19, 2009/The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Presidents Council congratulates UM's professor Brian P. Coppola, professor of chemistry at UM-Ann Arbor on being chosen as one of four professors from across the country to receive the 2009 US Professor of the Year award by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

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Students Must Fight for Promise Grants Now
Thursday, November 19, 2009 (997 reads)

November 19, 2009/Detroit Free Press

In order to save Michigan’s future, we need all hands on deck.


Right now, Lansing politicians are like a crew navigating a ship toward an iceberg – and we are on a collision course heading towards catastrophe. Michigan is going to be in grave danger if we don’t start making a commitment to our students who will ultimately be tasked with leading our state in the future.

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Granholm Recruits for Student Aid Battle
Thursday, November 19, 2009 (1832 reads)

November 19, 2009/Detroit Free Press


Gov. Jennifer Granholm stepped up her campaign Wednesday to put public pressure on the Senate -- especially Senate Republicans -- to restore the Michigan Promise Scholarship program, which was eliminated in the new state budget.

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GVSU President Tells Gov. Granholm: Eliminating Michigan Promise Scholarship is 'Stealing from Our Future to Pay for the Present'
Thursday, November 19, 2009 (1829 reads)

November 19, 2009/The Grand Rapids Press


Eliminating the Michigan Promise scholarship is "stealing from our future to pay for the present," Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas told students and Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

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Granholm Visits Colleges to Stump for Promise Grants
Thursday, November 19, 2009 (1848 reads)

November 19, 2009/Detroit News

East Lansing -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm took her case to restore funding for Promise Grants to college campuses today, scolding lawmakers for taking time off without resolving the issue.

The Promise Grants to about 96,000 college students were cut out of the state budget as legislators tried to find ways to fill a $2.8 billion deficit.

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Michigan Can Mend its Broken Promise
Thursday, November 19, 2009 (1890 reads)

November 19, 2009/Detroit Free Press


Unfortunately, an important promise to Michigan's college students has been broken, but we hope only temporarily.


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Michigan's Young People: To Stay or Not to Stay?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 (1910 reads)

November 17, 2009/The Grand Rapids Press

Michigan Radio has launched a project called Generation Y Michigan, exploring the reasons young people decide to leave or stay in the state.

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Governor Granholm Speaks at SVSU about "Michigan Promise"
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 (1936 reads)

November 18, 2009/WNEM News


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University Officials: Plan Higher Ed Funding
Monday, November 16, 2009 (1808 reads)

November 15, 2009/Crain's Business


Withering state support and increasing student enrollment will continue to pressure Michigan's universities in 2010.

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CMU Physicist Creates Digital View of the Sky
Monday, November 16, 2009 (1845 reads)

November 16, 2009/Lansing State Journal


MOUNT PLEASANT - A scientist has finished a two-year, 26,000-mile mission to assemble a panoramic photo image of the night sky.

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Michigan Legislature OKs $25.3 million Great Lakes Research Center
Friday, November 13, 2009 (1821 reads)

November 13, 2009/The Associated Press


HOUGHTON, Mich. — The state Legislature has given Michigan Technological University a go-ahead for its planned $25.3 million Great Lakes Research Center.

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Guns on Campus Terrible Policy
Friday, November 06, 2009 (2141 reads)

Nov. 6, 2009/Traverse City Record-Eagle


Wayne Schmidt and Michelle McManus have drawn plenty of criticism for recent legislation that would expand people's rights to carry concealed weapons in public places and prevent the state's public universities, colleges and community colleges from banning concealed weapons on campus.

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A Tech Tour-Like Friday At Wayne State University
Sunday, November 01, 2009 (2140 reads)

November 1, 2009/Great Lakes IT Report


Twice a year I head off for the hinterlands of Michigan on the Great Lakes IT Report Tech Tours.


As you might know by now, the fall tech tour has a back-to-school theme and deals with university tech transfer and research spinoffs.

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