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August 2010

Tuesday, August 31
EMU's faculty to take strike approval vote (Detroit News)
Clarify the law (Detroit News)
3 colleges get grants to help out students (Free Press)
EMU union's demand unrealistic (Crain's)
Get 'Ready' for honest college advice (USA Today)
A promise sends 15 to college (USA Today)
Reading, Writing, Radical Change (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, August 30
New Spartans on Campus (Detroit News)
Ferris State faculty to teach without contract (Free Press)
Students scrambling to pay for tuition (Free Press)
How to judge a college? Not by arbitrary rankings (USA Today)
Community colleges in crossfire (Crain's)
Health Care Weekly Review Award of Excellence winner: Oakland University William Beaumont Medical School (Health Care Weekly Review)

Sunday, August 29
OU students helping others move in dorms (Oakland Press)
Move 'em in (Free Press)
EMU, FSU contract talks deadlocked (Free Press)
Worth Shouting About (Oakland Press)

Friday, August 27
Beaumont Hospitals gets $3M gift to establish cardiovascular center (Oakland Press)
Meadow Brook to host annual wine, food festival (Oakland Press)
MSU's Brody Square dining hall gets gourmet treatment (
Michigan Tech and H2Opportunities Partner to Develop New Water Resource Management Technologies (Michigan Tech News)
Colleges see prospective donors among new students (Associated Press)
Scapegoating For-Profit Colleges (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, August 26
Ferris State faculty members picket, file (Detroit Free Press)
Big Foot on Campus (Wall Street Journal)
Village and MBH team up for fashion event (Rochester Post)
Out of Africa (Troy Times)

Wednesday, August 25
Hybrid vehicle revs up OU students, encourages learning across disciplines (Rochester Citizen)
Western Michigan University names Interim dean for Graduate College (
Ah, to return to the halcyon days of academe (USA Today)
How green is my campus? (Metro Times)

Tuesday, August 24
Broaden college degree options (Detroit News)
WSU's problems begin with DPS (Detroit News)
Oakland men's soccer picked to finish second (Oakland Press)
Opinion: Administrative Bloat Drives College Costs (AOL News)
More parents saving for college (
To Start A Spinoff Biz, Look to Utah (NPR)
Grads to law schools: We object (USA Today)
Business Accelerator Network kicks off business plan competition with $500,000 top prize (Crain's)
The Average Cost of a U.S. College Education (U.S. News)
Even at Commuter Schools, Dorm Life Beckons (NY Times)

Monday, August 23
Student plans benefit for Gulf oil spill relief (Oakland Press)
Black-white graduation gap at WSU worst in U.S. (Detroit News)
MSU parties aim to pump alumni pride (Free Press)
Walsh College offers flexible, affordable master's program (Free Press)
Corinthian Colleges Cancels Meeting Amid Uncertainties (Wall Street Journal)
There's a college club for that? (USA Today)
Community colleges should do more to link students with financial aid, report says (
Law school apps up, fewer graduate to legal jobs (Crain's)

Sunday, August 22
OU has been successful in finding financial resources (Oakland Press)
MSU probing plagiarism allegations (Free Press)
CMU's nontenure track faculty vote to unionize (Free Press)
Lawrence Tech offers 6 new degree programs (Free Press)
Jack Lessenberry: U-M feels the pinch (Traverse City Record-Eagle)

Friday, August 20
Textbooks up their Game (Wall Street Journal)
Health Care goes to college (USA Today)
University provides laptops for students (Oakland Press)
Lawrence Tech tuition aid grows (Oakland Press)
Colleges fail at teaching the basics (Detroit News) GVSU offers first online master's degree program (

Thursday, August 19
Wager 101: Students bet on their grades (Wall Street Journal)
Parents need to let go as kids head to college (Detroit News)
More public computer centers coming to Saginaw (

Wednesday, August 18
Increased diversity has no effect on ACT (USA Today)
Scores stagnate at high schools (Wall Street Journal)
Advice on giving it the new college try (USA Today) ACT scores dip; more are ready for college (Free Press)

Tuesday, August 17
College grads with an 'A' in credit history start with an advantage (USA Today)
College books for less (USA Today)
For-Profit Schools Fret Over Repayment Test (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, August 16
Three more Oakland athletes accept scholarships (Oakland Press)
Lucas-Perry will play for Oakland U. in 2011-12 (Free Press)
Technology could hinder college students' independence from parents (Free Press)
Strategies can help cut cost of pricey college textbooks (Detroit News)
The Old College Try (Wall Street Journal)
For-profit colleges' stocks take a hit (USA Today)

Saturday, August 14
Packing for College, 2010 style (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, August 13
Versatile guard commits to OU (Oakland Press)
Three-star shooting guard set to join Golden Grizzlies (Free Press)
Blessing or curse? (Detroit News)
Inquiry on Harvard Lab Threatens Ripple Effect (NY Times)
Legislators far apart on cuts (Detroit News)
Back-to-college spending falters as freshman cut back (USA Today)
Never Mind Tolstoy (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, August 12
Poll: Support may whither for con-con (Detroit News)
Jones heading overseas (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, August 11
Ex-Ford CFO to take lead at WSU (Free Press)
Wayne State governors board taps ex-Ford CFO (Detroit News)
Help Colleges (Detroit News)
Survey: Business upbeat, but not necessarily about jobs (Warren Weekly)
Transitioning to college with a learning disability (USA Today)

Tuesday, August 10
Travolta and OUCARES teach filmmaking to autistic children (Oakland Press)
Grizzlies to host piano "fun-raiser" (Oakland Press)
Higher ed in state hurting (Detroit News)
Colleges help parents with transition, too (Detroit News)
Learning curve goes digital (USA Today)

Monday, August 9
What, Me Study? (Wall Street Journal)
More young adults heeding pastoral call (USA Today)

Sunday, August 8
Oakland University and DSO partnership hits a high note (Free Press)
Toys 101 (Oakland Press)
MSU spends more in nonacademic areas as state aid drops (Lansing State Journal)

Friday, August 6
U-M takes wraps off new residence hall (Free Press)
Granholm's next stop: WSU? (Free Press)
Granholm denies speculation she's a candidate to head WSU (Detroit News)
They're working (Detroit News)

Thursday, August 5
Gifted high school students study college math at OU (Oakland Press)
OU-CARES Short Film Camp set for this month (Detroit News)
Finding Out About Your College Roommate Online (Wall Street Journal)
'Tight' rules sought for for-profit schools (USA Today)
Foreign Schools Target U.S. Professors (Wall Street Journal)
Opting to Go Abroad (Wall Street Journal)
No More New Kid on Campus (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, August 4
Oakland University initiative designed to help put Michigan back on track (Metromode)
Optimistic business survey, more jobs good economic news (Macomb Daily)
Macomb-OU INCubated EnerWatch adds 6 staff (Metromode)
File-sharing now a no-no at colleges (USA Today)
Probe finds fraud and deception at for-profit colleges (USA Today)
NMU union ratifies contract (
$10K offer targets 8th-graders (Detroit News)

Tuesday, August 3
OU aims to tackle community issues (Oakland Press)
OU recruiting class set (Oakland Press)
Michigan GOP, Dem gubernatorial primary races likely to be close (Detroit News)
Survey ranks profs, financial aid, more (USA Today)
Harvard Business School Won't Open Asian Campuses (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, August 2
Couple honored for contributions to OU (Oakland Press)
Student start-ups get national notice (Free Press)
Companies slow to make policies (Detroit News)
Macomb Business Climate Survey (Crain's)
Ignorance By Degrees (Wall Street Journal)
High costs, loan defaults expose for-profit colleges (USA Today)
Analysis: Dangers of Status Quo Budgeting in Higher Education (Mackinac Center)
University of Michigan Medical School hits 'highest point ever' in faculty hiring (

Sunday, August 1
Run will help support Meadow Brook Theatre (Oakland Press)
Foreign exchange (Oakland Press)
For a College President, the Criticisms Pile Up (New York Times)
Firms crack down on staffer's postings (Detroit News)
In Britain, Dorms Have Summer Jobs (New York Times)