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May 2011

Tuesday, May 31
Zombie movie brings real-life cinema experience to OU (Rochester Hills Patch)
Don't Wear Flip-Flops to the Interview (Wall Street Journal)
More grads go green in recycled gowns (USA Today)
Sociology and Other 'Meathead' Majors (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, May 30
OU robotics team earns top honors in St. Louis (Oakland Press)
OU students help foster zombie apocalypse (Crain's)
OTHER VOICES: To prosper, state must add college grads (Crain's)

Sunday, May 29
Royal Oak fifth-graders get lessons in songwriting (Detroit News)
The common sense of community colleges (Detroit News)
Mom to promote medical awareness (Journal Register)
Data showing students not ready for college is debated (Oakland Press)
CMU students starred at Cannes (Journal Register)
Why Medical School Should Be Free (NY Times)
State education budget cuts will cost SVSU $4 million and add to expected tuition hike, spokesman says (
Meadow Brook in Bloom begins (Oakland Press)

Saturday, May 28
OU students take part in local zombie movie (Oakland Press)
Meadow Brook Hall announces new summer tours (Oakland Press)
Meadow Brook in Bloom begins (Oakland Press)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School helping troops (Oakland Press)
Winning Futures program pays off for businessman, student (Journal Register)
WCCC students face $10 per credit hike (Detroit News)

Friday, May 27
Call to unionize U-M research assistants makes little sense (Free Press)
Changes are needed to make college more affordable (USA Today)
Professors to Koch Brothers: Take Your Green Back (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, May 26
Singer/songwriter seeking muse in her OU major (Rochester Hills Patch)
How should college grads define success? (USA Today)
OU offers summer music workshops (Oakland Press)
Benefactress honored for lifetime of civic works (Oakland Press)
Taubman donates $11 million to Lawrence Tech (Oakland Press)
Lawrence Tech to get $11M from Taubman (Free Press)
State budget near finish line (Detroit News)
Petroleum engineering majors can grease skids, study shows (USA Today)

Wednesday, May 25
Welfare, university cuts OK'd by Senate (Detroit News)
Timely state budget needs some mistaken provisions stricken (Free Press)
Will Michigan build on its history of technological prowess? (The Center for Michigan)
Academic scale might rise (USA Today)
GVSU leaders say most of the $136 million in savings is targeted for buildings, academic programs (

Tuesday, May 24
Rise in student loan defaults carries a familiar echo (USA Today)
Price of success: VCU raises student fees (USA Today)

Monday, May 22
Student seeks to refresh special ed classrooms (Journal Register)
Give Brotherhood a (go Blue) cheer (Detroit News)
Michigan's universities sitting on $3.4B; students, faculty want part of it (Free Press)

Sunday, May 21
Sallie Mae lowers rates for student loans (Detroit News)

Friday, May 20
Oakland University students dig into history (Oakland Press)
Snyder, GOP get budget deal (Free Press)
Surplus to trim cuts for schools (Detroit News)
U-M board oks union for graduate researchers (Free Press)
New University of Michigan health care innovation institute to bring 500 researchers to ex-Pfizer site (Ann
A Bachelor's Degree in Atheism (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, May 19
Snyder; Legislature could reduce K-12 cuts (Free Press)
Workers sound off on Senate bill (Free Press)
Too much too quickly? (Free Press)
Hard Financial Lessons Learned in College (NPR)
Making a Difference: OU's Jewish student community grows one Shabbat dinner at a time (Jewish News)

Wednesday, May 18
Delta College increases tuition in anticipation of 10-percent state funding cut (
Critics say LCC minimizing its original vocational mission (Lansing State Journal)

Tuesday, May 17
Oakland University hosts summer program for kids (Oakland Press)
Mich. economy looking up (Free Press)
State revenue rebounds with economy (Detroit News)
Don't spend it all (Detroit News)
Reserve some of state's found money to bolster schools (Free Press)

Monday, May 16
Medical Mile offers hope, opportunity (Free Press)
Deja vu: Ambrozaitis challenges Barnett again in Rochester Hills (Oakland Press)
Graduate students benefit from Taubman-inspired course at LTU (Oakland Press)
Dorm costs face 3 percent increase at University of Michigan (Ann
Study finds most Americans say college too expensive, not worth the money (

Sunday, May 15
OU provost continues breast cancer research (Oakland Press)
Lift the cap on charter schools (Detroit News)
Your So-Called Education (Wall Street Journal)

Saturday, May 14
Oakland has another tough schedule on tap (Detroit News)

Friday, May 13
For online students, there's an app - or two - for class (USA Today)
More female grads, but what about pay? (USA Today)
City to use grant funds to complete renovations to Macomb-OU INCubator (Source Newspapers)

Thursday, May 12
OU's Benson signs with big-time agent (Oakland Press)
Partners' benefits at colleges under fire (Lansing State Journal)

Wednesday, May 11
High-profile stem cell scientist leaving state (Detroit News)
Blogger seeks dismissal of U-M student leader's suit (Free Press)
How to reshape U.S. education (USA Today)

Tuesday, May 10
Missing Oakland University student OK (Oakland Press)
Missing man found safe; police report few details (Detroit News)
Gorton joins Oakland soccer coaching staff (Oakland Press)
Probe continues in student's death (FreePress)
Mount Clemens won't waive $6,000 fee for Oakland University campus (Oakland Press)

Monday, May 9
MSU students study Mt. Clemens (Journal Register)
Police: Help us find missing man (Oakland Press)

Sunday, May 8
Pitzer College in California Adds Major in Secularism (NY Times)
Don't give up on dream of higher education (Oakland Press)
The Class That Built Apps, and Fortunes (Wall Street Journal)
'Academic rot' teaching students to hate America (Oakland Press)

Saturday, May 7
Wrapping up state budget a tough task (Free Press)
OU to host screening of Jewish Film Festival selections (Oakland Press)
University of Michigan committee: Public safety changes suggested following employee's grievance after arrest (Ann

Friday, May 6
'Growing Pains' star Kirk Cameron speaks at OU (Oakland Press)
OU swimmers earn Mid-Major honors (Oakland Press)
House passes school cuts (Free Press)
Oakland Community College: Educating students, training workers, creating jobs (Oakland Press)
A University Trustee Expands on His View of What Is Offensive (NY Times)
Outrage Follows CUNY Board's Vote to Block Award for Playwright (NY Times)
MSU medical students begin rotations in the U.P. (Upper Michigan Source)
MSU Prepared Ahead For More Funding Cuts (WLNS TV 6)

Thursday, May 5
OU appeal over student's housing dismissed (Detroit News)
Students redesign Mt. Clemens future (Free Press)
Engineering a turnaround (Dbusiness)
On the Lesson Plan: Feelings (Wall Street Journal)
Dean in London Champions Innovation (Wall Street Journal)
GVSU launches website featuring school data (
Ferris State University union stages protest in president's office (

Wednesday, May 4
College students grew up in era of 'evil' (Detroit News)
Women's lacrosse: After landing local standouts, OU continues to grow (Oakland Press)
WMU Board Approves 3-Year Labor Agreement with WMU Professors Union (

Tuesday, May 3
40 percent of college grads end up settling for jobs that don't require a degree (

Monday, May 2
State program creates jobs by paying for training at Oakland Community College (Journal Register)
On Campus: Western Michigan University offering summer classes through academically talented program (

Sunday, May 1
Shred red tape (Detroit News)
Snyder speaks at U-M commencement (Free Press)
Luce breaks school track record at OU (Oakland Press)
Snyder speech to U-M grads draws protest (Free Press)
Opinions differ on how schools can right their budgets (Oakland Press)