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College Aid Offices Offer Students Tuition Help, Hope
Monday, August 30, 2010 (1092 reads)

August 30, 2010/Detroit Free Press


By Lori Higgins


About half of the 250 students on the Ferris State University campus last week for student orientation had needs more pressing than just signing up for classes: They were trying to figure out how to pay for those classes.

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Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan Announces Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 (970 reads)

AUGUST 24, 2010/WSU News


The Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan, a new region-wide network for building and retaining new business in southeast Michigan, today announces the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, an international business plan competition designed to highlight Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity.

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Alumnus Teams with Tech to Reclaim Stamp Sand and Grow an Industry
Friday, August 20, 2010 (1261 reads)

August 16, 2010/Michigan Tech News


By John Gagnon


Despite the economic downturn, the roofing industry in America is enjoying long-term, fruitful prospects, and Michigan Technological University will play a role in this nearly $9-billion annual market. One imminent initiative: a local plant that may employ up to 40 people to process and supply sand to the roofing industry.


A long-term plan: a local plant that would employ 300 people to manufacture roofing shingles.

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Michigan's Future is in College
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 (768 reads)

Michigan's Future is in College ... a public television ad by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan that is airing on Detroit Public Television.

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Higher Education in Michigan Hurt by Funding Cuts
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 (764 reads)

August 10, 2010/The Detroit News


Michigan's declining investment in higher education is among the worst in the nation -- making it difficult for students to get degrees and the state to recover from the poor economy, according to a report released Monday. The first report of its kind by the Michigan League for Human Services found state aid and financial aid programs to Michigan's 15 public universities declined by nearly 17 percent from 2002 to 2010. Meanwhile, undergraduate tuition for in-state residents during that same time period jumped 88 percent.

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UM Student, Founder Of Baby Clothes Network, Finalist For Entrepreneur of the Year
Friday, August 06, 2010 (1436 reads)

8/5/2010/GLITR Technology


It’s being called Netflix for baby clothes. Its co-founder could soon be called College Entrepreneur of the Year. is an online rental service for high-end, special occasion baby clothes. And Allen Kim, a student in the University of Michigan Department of Industrial Operations and Engineering, is one of five finalists in the running to become Entrepreneur magazine’s 2010 College Entrepreneur of the Year.

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LSSU Opens Regional Center in Dearborn
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 (1392 reads)

July 30th, 2010/LSSU News

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Lake Superior State University has established a regional site in partnership with Henry Ford Community College at the Dearborn University Consortium Center located on the campus of Advanced Technology Academy.


The University will offer degree completion options in business and criminal justice beginning this fall.

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NSF grant makes Eastern Michigan only School in State with DART Mass Spectrometer
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 (1203 reads)

July 23, 2010/Eastern Michigan University


YPSILANTI - Ruth Ann Armitage refers to her newest instrument as “a first-generation tricorder.”


Star Trek fans will know that a tricorder is the instrument that Mr. Spock used. Non-geeks should know that a tricorder can analyze almost anything and provide information about its composition.


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Student Start-ups Get National Notice
Monday, August 02, 2010 (1096 reads)

August 2, 2010/Detroit Free Press  


A relative’s complaint about pricey special occasion clothes for an infant who would quickly outgrow them sparked Allen Kim’s idea for an online rental service for baby clothing.


A desire to make creditcard purchasing safer and more convenient inspired Daniel Pearson to develop a smart card that combines multiple credit cards into one.

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