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Tau Sigma chapter now on University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 (1069 reads)


June 16, 2009

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is first school in Michigan to create chapter of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society; an academic honor society designed specifically to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.


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Quick Chat with Carol Coletta of CEOs for Cities Before Our Aug. 3 Speaker Series -- Sign up!
Sunday, June 21, 2009 (659 reads)


July 21, 2009/Model D Carol Coletta is armed with some data and some tough love numbers for cities like Detroit, with an emphasis on the love part. "Fifty-eight percent of success of any city is tied to the percentage of college educated people in your population," says Coletta, CEO of CEOs for Cities and host and producer of the nationally syndicated public radio show, Smart City. "It's not always and comfortable fact for a cities, but we have to embrace it," she says. Coletta will talk about what this means for Detroit, and offer other data that will paint a picture of what Detroit has and lacks in terms of attracting and retaining talented people when she joins us for a talk at the Model D Speaker Series on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009. The free event will be in the Wendell W. Anderson, Jr. Auditorium in the Walter B. Ford II Building at the College for Creative Studies in Midtown.

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University of Michigan boosts tuition rates, financial aid for needy
Friday, June 19, 2009 (871 reads)


June 19, 2009/The Detroit News

Tuition will increase more than $600 for University of Michigan freshmen following a 5.6 percent hike Thursday. "We know this is a difficult period for our students and their families and, for some, the economic recession is affecting their ability to cover educational costs," President Mary Sue Coleman said. "The economic downturn has only reinforced our commitment to ensuring a U-M education is accessible to students."


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2009-10 budget reflects commitment to students, families and state
Friday, June 19, 2009 (928 reads)


June 19, 2009/MSU University Relations

The average Michigan State University student will see tuition increase by approximately $540 – or 5.2 percent – next fall under budget guidelines approved by the MSU Board of Trustees at its June 19 meeting. However, should MSU receive federal government stimulus funds, the tuition hike could be reduced to between 2.5 percent and 3 percent for resident, undergraduate students.


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The Detroit News Editorial: Save the scholarships
Thursday, June 18, 2009 (815 reads)


June 18, 2009/The Detroit News

Not so long ago, it would have seemed odd to hear so much talk about education at a summit devoted to reviving America's industrial might. But speaker after speaker at the National Summit on the economy in Detroit emphasized the fact that a strong manufacturing base depends on a highly skilled work force.


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Michigan universities begin wave of tuition hikes
Thursday, June 18, 2009 (923 reads)


June 18, 2009/The Detroit News

Public universities are expected to receive $63.2 million in stimulus dollars that will help backfill all but 0.4 percent of a state cut to university operations. MSU's share would be $7.9 million, under the latest budget bill. "Our strategy will be to return as much stimulus money to the students because they need to benefit from it," Simon said. "But they need a stable Michigan State at the end of the stimulus money. We are trying to balance those two issues."


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Granholm: College grants will remain
Thursday, June 18, 2009 (800 reads)


June 18, 2009/The Detroit News

Scholarships of up to $4,000 for nearly 100,000 Michigan college students will not be scrapped, Gov. Jennifer Granholm vowed Wednesday. The governor was asked about a Senate subcommittee move earlier this week to eliminate the Michigan Promise Grants to save $140 million for the cash-starved budget.


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State Might Break Its Promise to Students
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 (719 reads)


June 17, 2009/WILX

I'm the oldest of six kids and my younger brothers and sisters are in private education, so money's tight," DJ McKerr said.Which means eighteen-year-old McKerr's parents won't be able to help him pay for college. I've been mowing lawns the past couple of years saving up," he said. On top of his budding business, this Lansing Catholic grad was counting on a promise from the state.



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Granholm: State must keep college merit grants
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 (783 reads)


June 17, 2009/Detroit News

Gov. Jennifer Granholm said today she will reject the Senate's plan to wipe out funding for college student merit scholarships. "No, that will not stand," the governor said after addressing an urban revitalization summit at Michigan State University. Elimination of the grants, which provide up to $4,000 for students who pass state high school tests, doesn't match up with the administration's goal to double the number of college graduates, Granholm said.


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Gov. Granholm upset at some Republican senators' move to eliminate scholarship for college students
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 (887 reads)


June 17, 2009/AP

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm said Wednesday she's giving a failing grade to some Republican senators' move to eliminate the Michigan Promise Scholarship for college students. "It will not stand," she told reporters after addressing a "Cities of Promise" conference at Michigan State University.


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State Lawmakers Vote for Education Cuts
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 (773 reads)


June 16, 2009/WLNS

The state could break a promise to help thousands of students pay for college. A committee of lawmakers voted to cut financial aid programs, such as the promise scholarship. The cuts could put some students in a bind. It's a promise that came in the mail, a promise from the state that Anjali Bisht will get $4,000 to pursue her dream. She just graduated from high school and plans to attend the University of Michigan.


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Michigan lawmakers prepare to tighten college financial aid budget
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 (864 reads)


June 16, 2009/The Detroit News

Thousands of college students counting on state merit scholarships this fall may be in for a surprise, as lawmakers are poised to gut the state's financial aid budget. A Senate Appropriations subcommittee will likely take the first step in that direction today when it takes up a bill to eliminate the Michigan Promise Scholarship and slash the budget for need-based grant programs.



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Recommendations of the Cherry Commission
Monday, June 15, 2009 (876 reads)


June 15, 2009/The Detroit News
The Cherry Commission was formed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2004 to find ways to double the number of college graduates. The article addresses the commission's key recommendations and whether or not the recommendations are being met.


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Michigan slow to increase higher education graduation rate
Monday, June 15, 2009 (863 reads)


June 15, 2009/The Detroit News
It was a lofty goal: Double the number of Michigan residents with a higher education within a decade. But nearly five years after Gov. Jennifer Granholm's call to educate the work force to a more prosperous economy, Michigan's rate has merely inched forward. The number of degrees and certificates awarded in Michigan increased just 4.4 percent over four years, according to data compiled by The Detroit News. So will the state make its goal by 2015?


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Community colleges fight to give 4-year degrees
Monday, June 15, 2009 (1319 reads)


June 15, 2009/The Detroit News
After 19 years as a machinist, Gregg Schefferly suddenly found himself laid off and in search of a new career. He needed a higher education, but living outside rural Alpena and saddled with a mortgage that kept him from moving away, Schefferly, 44, had one option: an associate degree from Alpena Community College.



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Lack of instructors hampers growth in nursing careers
Monday, June 15, 2009 (937 reads)


June 15, 2009/The Detroit News

Michigan is projected to be 18,000 nurses short by 2015, according to one industry study. Yet nursing programs throughout the state turned away more than 4,000 qualified applicants in 2006 alone because there are not enough slots for them, according to another report. Experts contend that a lack of qualified faculty and clinical opportunities have caused the bottleneck.



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To fight shortage, state plan aims to churn out teachers
Monday, June 15, 2009 (892 reads)


June 15, 2009/Detroit Free Press

By the time Christine Bolen earns her teaching certificate in 2010, she will have spent more than two years preparing for a new career as a high school math teacher. It'll be time well-spent, said Bolen, 47, of Canton, who said a postbaccalaureate program at Eastern Michigan University "is one of the best." But Michigan education officials are considering a faster route to a teaching degree -- one that would allow people like Bolen who already hold degrees in key subjects to earn a teaching certificate with as few as 15 credit hours.



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4-Year Degrees at Community Colleges Stirring Controversy
Monday, June 15, 2009 (736 reads)


Some state lawmakers want to let Michigan's community colleges offer four-year degrees. They'd hand out diplomas for courses like culinary arts. Higher education at a lower price, sounds like a great idea in today's tough economy.

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IBM in Global Rail Innovation Center
Thursday, June 11, 2009 (917 reads)


June 11, 2009

When IBM set its sights on becoming an international rail transportation leader, one of the first university partners they turned to was Michigan Technological University. Michigan Tech's Rail Transportation Program is an emerging player educating future leaders for the rail industry.



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Memo to new grads: This recession will end, but education should not
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 (762 reads)


May 27, 2009

Rick Haglund, Booth Newspaper's, editorial to graduating high school students stressing the importance of pursuing a college education.


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