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April 2011

Saturday, April 30
Michigan Tech to increase tuition 6.95% (Free Press)
Michigan Tech board raises tuition by 7% (Detroit News)
Alumnus, wife give $5M to NMU (Detroit News)
Father's '30-year plan' has him graduating from Grand Valley State University along with his daughter (
New graduates of Western Michigan University look to find work in state, or outside of Michigan (

Friday, April 29
Economists: Oakland County in sustained economic recovery (Oakland Press)
Higher gas prices a worry in recover (Free Press)
Officials fear Snyder education plan (Free Press)
U-M protest set for Snyder (Detroit News)
High-schoolers who work are less likely to finish college (USA Today)
GVSU's regional impact tops $680M (WOODTV in Grand Rapids)

Thursday, April 28
OU holds student leadership conference (Oakland Press)
Oakland basketball posts 11th-highest attendance increase (Oakland Press)
Macomb CC raises tuition, appoints trustee (Detroit News)
Accepted to college? Paying for education is hard part (Star Tribune)
Some U-M Law School students don't want Rob Portman as graduation speaker, call him anti-gay (Ann
Conference Draws Teens from 50 Oakland  Districts (Farmington Hills Patch)
Students often repeating some classes at Macomb CC (Detroit News)
Metro Detroit's Institutes of Greener Learning (Metro Mode)

Wednesday, April 27
Passing on a passion for history (Free Press)
Women lead in advanced degrees (Detroit News)
Snyder to push for education partnerships (Detroit News)
OU medical school presents opportunity for area (Journal Register)
Some University of Michigan applicants have long wait for admission decision (Ann
NEW: CMU has strategic plans for budget cuts (The Morning Sun)

Tuesday, April 26
OU medical school presents opportunity for area (Journal Register)
300 students to discuss social justice issues (Detroit News)
Colleges' animal research under fire (Detroit News)
On campus, civility is a teachable moment (USA Today)
Snyder: Reinvent education system (Associated Press)
Sex and the College Dean (Wall Street Journal)
Today's debate: Gun rights (USA Today)
For Many Michigan Applicants, a Long Wait at the Mailbox (NY Times)

Monday, April 25
U-M cuts irrigation water by 68 percent (Detroit News)
Brides-to-be can add a Royal Wedding flair to their big day right here in Metro Detroit (
10 Years to Tenure at Michigan (Inside Higher Ed)

Sunday, April 24
He once lost all hope; now he inspires others (Free Press)
In Brief: Oakland University Expands into Macomb with Mount Clemens Campus (Macomb Patch)
In Brief: Oakland University Expands into Macomb with Mount Clemens Campus (St. Clair Shores Patch)
Degrees of burden: Measuring the impact of more tuition hikes at state universities (

Saturday, April 23
Today's college students have varied needs (Oakland Press)

Friday, April 22
Senate panel OKs cuts to universities (Oakland Press)
Senate panel slices budget (Detroit News)
Fix the structure (Detroit News)
Taubman gives U-M $56M for research (Detroit News)
Taubman gives U-M $56M for research (Free Press)
2011 job market improves for grads (USA Today)

Thursday, April 21
Business incubator helps company get $250,000 (Detroit News)
Couple give $4M gift to Beaumont (Detroit News)
Poll: College students get hard lessons in finance (Oakland Press)
More fine-tuning in order for Snyder plans (Free Press)
Snyder unveiling education agenda, ready to tackle teacher tenure, merit pay (Detroit News)
Cuts to higher education don't reflect a "shared sacrifice" (Oakland Press)
When colleges boycott College Night (Free Press)
Greg Kampe says success has increased national recognition of Oakland University basketball program (MLive)

Wednesday, April 20
NASCAR program offers students career test drive (Detroit News)
For AP Students, a New Classroom Is Online (Wall Street Journal)
Carolina's Students Get Educated (Wall Street Journal)
Students seek greener pastures when they consider colleges (USA Today)
Oakland University, lawyers for disabled student argue case to circuit court (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, April 19
Athletics shaped Rochester Hills Mayor (Oakland Press)
U-M faculty member plans demonstration Tuesday against Mackinac Center's FOIA requests (Ann Arbor)
U-M Board of Regents to vote on $6.2 million North Campus Support Facility project Thursday (Ann Arbor)
Notre Dame Denies It Knowingly Risked Life Of Student (Wall Street Journal)
When Big Government Goes to College (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, April 18
Race, religion and roadblocks (Oakland Press)
MSU gets poppin' (Free Press)
Mary Kramer: 'Free speech' has consequences on campus (Crain's)
Is Yale University Sexist? (Wall Street Journal)
MSU professor plagiarized and is 'guilty of research misconduct' academic committee finds (MLive)
Michigan lawmakers already eye 2012 bids (Associated Press)

Sunday, April 17
Meadow Brook Theatre hosts 30th annual Luncheon on the Aisle event (Oakland Press)
Pinball expo at Oakland University ends today (Oakland Press)
Automation Alley has come a long way since '99 (Free Press)
Education (NY Times)
More college graduates getting internships before getting hired (MLive)
Dean looks to alums' input to lift MSU's Broad program (Lansing State Journal)

Saturday, April 16
Softball team splits with Southern Utah (Oakland Press)
A vision for tradition (Free Press)
2011 Eastern Michigan University graduates speak of struggles on the way to degree (Ann Arbor)
Guest column: Cutting GRCC faculty pay could leave a scar (MLive)
Alex Kozlowski: College student's recycling efforts benefit metro Detroit charities (Free Press)

Friday, April 15
Student's passion becomes successful shop (Oakland Press)
Oakland's Kampe to appear at coaching clinic (Oakland Press)
Public universities hike room, board rates (Detroit News)
Dismissal of EMU counselor draws GOP fire (Free Press)
Hokies do 32 service hours for 32 victims (USA Today)
The Guns of Academe (NY Times)
Eastern Michigan University graduates will go green with eco robes (US Fed News)

Thursday, April 14
OU's Kampe to appear at clinic (Oakland Press)
OU's Coriasso named golfer of the week (Oakland Press)
Grizzlies split with Detroit in dual meet (Oakland Press)
MSU, ConAgra team for 'Popcorn Course' (Detroit News)
Juniors working on college pledge (Detroit News)
College students protesting higher education cuts (Oakland Press)
Special report: Jobs available, skills are not (The Center for Michigan)

Wednesday, April 13
Oakland wins UDM invitational (Free Press)
Gov, GOP compromise on budget (Detroit News)
Fairness the focus of tax plan compromise (Free Press)
Va. Tech survivor finds mission in gun control (USA Today)

Tuesday, April 12
Vets go from combat to campus (USA Today)

Monday, April 11
MSU's iconic chimney doomed (Detroit News)
3 new schools no M.D. cure-all Crain's)
Why $100,000 plus pay is the norm of professors at Grand Rapids Community College (
Auto industry faces shortage of engineers (Detroit News)
Schools set global track for students and programs (WSJ)
Local family to auction Warhol's 1st self-portrait (Detroit News)
Turning the Classroom Upside Down (Wall Street Journal)
OU hosts oral history workshop (Oakland Press)

Sunday, April 10
How to get a Real Education (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, April 8
At Yale, sharper look at treatment of women (New York Times)
Why it's fair to use open-records laws to question academics' political activism (Washington Post)

Thursday, April 7
Weathering state cuts (WSJ)
U-M Student sues fired assistant AG (Detroit News)
U-M student sues former assistant attorney general (Journal Register)
U-M student leader alleges harassment in lawsuit (Free Press)
Needy students lose if AmeriCorps funding is cut (Free Press)
WSU hopes grant can save study (Detroit News)
Wayne State Shuts Down Website to Investigate Campaign Finance Concerns Raised by FOIA Debate (Michigan Capitol Confidential)

Wednesday, April 6
'Take Back the Night' urges end to the silence on abuse (Oakland Press)
Shelter clears way for more dogs (Detroit News)
MSU keeps Libya diplomat course (Free Press)
Group defends FOIA request (Detroit News)
Beaumont opens Rochester Hills wellness center (Free Press)
More grads use social media to job hunt (USA Today)
Funding formula idea worries leaders at state universities (Lansing State Journal)

Tuesday, April 5
OU event part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (Oakland Press)
E-mail request riles at U-M (Free Press)
U-M develops 2 stem cell lines (Free Press)
U-M trespass policy may ease up on bans (Free Press)
U-M president 4th-best paid among peers (Detroit News)
No matter what e-mails say, professors at Michigan universities should stand firm on their beliefs (

Monday, April 4
U-M creates new stem cell lines (Detroit News)
Less-educated could get left behind (USA Today)
College credit transfer system examined (Crain's)

Sunday, April 3
MBT brings sexy farce 'Ding Dong' to the stage (Oakland Press)
When higher ed makes students low priority (Free Press)
Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges (NY Times)

Friday, April 1
EMU: Stolen student info used to fake tax forms (Detroit News)
Dayton job tempts Oakland basketball coach Greg Kampe (Detroit News)
Student data stolen from EMU linked to tax fraud (Free Press)