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Former foster kids get a fresh start with Western Michigan University scholarship program
Thursday, April 30, 2009 (1449 reads)


GRAND RAPIDS -- Former foster child Josephine Graham refused to become a statistic, and a Western Michigan University scholarship is helping with that goal.

For much of the past five years, the 19-year-old has bounced from foster home to foster home. She struck out on her own during her senior year at Forest Hills Central High School, graduating last May with the goal of going to college.



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State needs to emphasize education, Michigan Future Inc. study says
Monday, April 27, 2009 (824 reads)


Crain's Detroit Business, 4/22/2009
Guess what the think-tank Michigan Future thinks? If you guessed more and better education go to the head of the class. It's a hard but necessary sell in these tough times.


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RGTV -- WizWheelz and GVSU student engineers team up to bring affordable trikes to market
Monday, April 27, 2009 (968 reads)


Grand Valley State University’s Design, Optimization, Evaluation and Redesign (DOER) Center and Grand Rapids-based WizWheelz, maker of the TerraTrike, have set in motion a partnership to bring a lower cost TerraTrike to market.

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MSU Researcher Leverages $500,000 Grant to Develop New E. Coli Vaccine
Monday, April 27, 2009 (711 reads)


A Michigan State University (MSU) researcher is seeking a patent and pharmaceutical deal for an E. coli vaccine.

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Afia’s founders come home to Ann Arbor and create jobs
Monday, April 27, 2009 (706 reads)


The Ann Arbor-based firm was founded by two former roommates at the University of Michigan majoring in computer engineering. One went off to Chicago after school while the other stayed in Ann Arbor, working with start-ups.

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RADIO CONCENTRATE: U-M Graduates Michigan's Next Generation Of Green Leadership
Monday, April 27, 2009 (628 reads)


A few days from now, University of Michigan student Leslie Garrison will buck two trends: She’ll remain in Michigan after graduation (though she's not a native).

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U-M Advances State’s Economic Development
Friday, April 17, 2009 (614 reads)


ANN ARBOR, Mich.—As the nation and state struggle with a difficult business climate, the University of Michigan is intensifying its efforts to help transform the Michigan economy.

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