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June 2011

Thursday, June 30
Senate committee wants health research branch to remain at WSU (Oakland Press)
Costly colleges have explaining to do (USA Today)
What’s the Most Expensive College? The Least? Education Dept. Puts It All Online (NY Times)
Allowing grad students to unionize threatens University of Michigan's research prowess (Ann
Nowhere to smoke: University of Michigan-Flint prepares to go smoke-free (

Wednesday, June 29
EMU has vital role in Detroit (Detroit News)
CMU faculty union deal could lapse (Free Press)
MSU credit union offers prizes for students who read the most (Free Press)
MSU medical student accused in dog killings (Free Press)
Eastern Michigan University will save $5.4 million from layoffs, attrition (Ann
Universities turn to outsourced instructors (USA Today)
Owner of college bookstores across Michigan files for bankruptcy (Crain's)

Tuesday, June 28
Finding tenants among tasks for new manager of Macomb - OU incubator (Crain's)
EMU considers ban on campuswide smoking (Detroit News)

Monday, June 27
Educated cohabiters have a higher household income (USA Today)
Allow community colleges to offer more (Free Press)
Feds want campus kangaroo courts (Detroit News)
Michigan, MSU stand up for compliance (Detroit News)
Rochester, OU build program offering microloans to retailers (Crain's)

Sunday, June 26
State colleges, universities should drive down tuition, not raise it (
University of Michigan's July 1 smoking ban intended 'to create a culture of health' (Ann
Green Jobs  Attract Graduates (NY Times)
Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off (NY Times)
OCC continues to be great asset to county (Oakland Press)
Colleges respond to budget cuts, raise tuition close to Snyder's cap (Oakland Press)

Saturday, June 25
OU's Benson thrilled with NBA opportunity (Oakland Press)
Teaching hospitals absorb budget cut (Detroit News)

Friday, June 24
Analysis: In Country Day Grad Keith Benson, OU Coach Saw Raw Talent (Bloomfield Hills Patch)
NBA draft: Oakland's Keith Benson goes to Atlanta Hawks (Free Press)
Automation Alley helps state (Detroit News)
Did CIA go after a U-M teacher? (Free Press)
Bill will let Michigan colleges expand degrees (
The Case for Common Educational Standards (Wall Street Journal)
Are Catholic Colleges Catholic Enough? (Wall Street Journal)
No time to abandon black colleges (USA Today)
Editorial: Colleges' high cost threatens Michigan's future (
University of Michigan announces new dean of School of Natural Resources (Ann

Thursday, June 23
Rebuilding Michigan's middle class relies on higher education (Ann Benson poised to become first draft pick from Oakland (Oakland Press)
WSU hikes tuition 6.9% for 2011-12 (Detroit News)
Wayne State approves 6.9% tuition raise (Free Press)
Keep EMU profs out of Detroit schools (Detroit News)
Officers honored for life-saving actions (Source Newspapers)
Wayne State University raises in-state tuition 6.9 percent, makes cuts totaling $29 million, 70 jobs (Crain's)
Unlike with universities, cost containment critical for consumers (Hometown Life)
Walsh College ups tuition 4.9% (Free Press)
Why DREAM Act is right for U.S., young people (USA Today)

Wednesday, June 22
Today's shout out... Eastern Michigan University (Detroit News)
EMU undergraduate tuition rising 3.65% (Detroit News)
EMU faculty to respect union deals (Free Press)
DPS, EMU school plan approved (Detroit News)
EMU's tuition hike held at 3.65% (Free Press)
U.S. colleges push efforts to draw foreign students (USA Today)

Tuesday, June 21
Oakland bolsters recruiting class with latest recruit (Oakland Press)
Oakland hoops lands big man from Kosovo (Detroit News)
EMU will step into leading position (Detroit News)
Support MSU's isotope  research (Detroit News)
State needs more buzz, leaders told (Free Press)

Monday, June 20
Michigan still has a way to go (Detroit News)
Failing schools won't be in DPS (Free Press)
State approves Rochester College School of Nursing (Oakland Press)
Grads: Welcome to the real world (Detroit News)
Other News: The University of Michigan (Crain's)

Sunday, June 19
OU student creates nonprofit, raises money at benefit concert (Oakland Press)

Saturday, June 18
MSU raises tuition 6.9 percent (Detroit News)
MSU to raise tuition 6.9% in response to cuts (Free Press)
Panel to probe alleged spying on U-M prof (Detroit News)

Friday, June 17
U-M to increase tuition 6.7% this fall (Detroit News)
With state aid falling, U-M plans to raise tuition (Free Press)
Study: College freshmen overconfident (Detroit News)
U-M prof shocked at spy report (Free Press)

Thursday, June 16
MET reduces college rates for future OU students (Journal Register)
Wayne State needs 7.1% tuition hike, school officials say (Free Press)
Legislators get passing grade in college rankings (Detroit News)
U-M regents rightly offered research assistants choice on unionizing (Free Press)

Tuesday, June 14
OU professor pleads no contest to stalking (Oakland Press)
Saginaw Valley board OKs 6.9% tuition hike (Detroit News)

Monday, June 13
Police interrogate brother about rape allegations (Free Press)
Help wanted: Health care IT (Crain's)
Keep higher ed a top priority (Crain's)
State needs grads, not 4-year degrees (Crain's)
Colleges offer grads help repaying loans (USA Today)
Why We're Going Back to Single-Sex Dorms (Wall Street Journal)
Harvard Business School Changes Its Class Profile (Wall Street Journal)
Surging college costs price out middle class (CNN Money)

Sunday, June 12
U-M students prepare to make smoke-free switch (Free Press)
The Day the Music Died (NY Times)

Saturday, June 11
In Facebook Effect, Computer Studies are Cool (NY Times)

Friday, June 10
Tuition hikes hurt Michigan (Detroit News)
WMU board raises tuition 6.6% (Free Press)
WMU raises student tuition by 6.6 percent (Detroit News)
Ending unpaid internships hampers young careers (Detroit News)
To the Class of 2011: Hard times will pass (USA Today)

Thursday, June 9
Oakland University trustees approve 7% tuition increase (Free Press)
Oakland U. OKs a 7% tuition hike for 2011-12 (Oakland Press)
Oakland U. hikes tuition 7%; others' rates pending (Detroit News)
Time to Make Professors Teach (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, June 8
OU urged to tweak its image, branch out (Free Press)
INCubator receives $400K federal grant (Journal Register)
Book, tour take a look at Rochester area history (Oakland Press)
Grads, 'crowdfund' a career (USA Today)
Grand Valley State University raises $95.3 million for buildings, faculty and scholarships, nearly double original goal (
Will state universities follow GVSU's 2010 lead and freeze salaries? (

Tuesday, June 7
College Works offers students summer jobs (Journal Register)
States take sides on undocumented students (USA Today)

Monday, June 6
Beaumont nurses honored (Oakland Press)
OU program preps actuaries (Crain's)
Tension over tenure (Crain's)
Michael Boulus: Budget cuts, education rhetoric don't add up (Crain's)
Schools tweak websites for better marketing, use of social media (Crain's)
New Programs: Oakland University (Crain's)
For-profit colleges getting larger share of students (Crain's)
Industry Puts Heat on Schools To Teach Skills Employers Need (Wall Street  Journal)

Sunday, June 5
Should a medical education be free? (New York Times)

Saturday, June 4
Jobs hard to come by for college graduates (Detroit News)
EMU looks for sacrifices to fix its budget (Free Press)

Friday, June 3
Op-ed: Keep the talent here (Detroit News)
Rising college costs need national attention (Detroit News)

Thursday, June 2
Score one for the student newspapers (Wall Street Journal)
Jobs market picks up for graduates (Wall Street Journal)
Investment initiative targets growth in downtown (Oakland Press)
U-M cuts campus ban on violators to one year (Detroit News)
U-M revises it campus ban policy (Free Press)
Study shows grads value of their majors (Detroit News)

Wednesday, June 1
Macomb-OU INCubator welcomes three new tenants (Advisor & Source)
College is about more than just landing a sweet job (USA Today) Beaumont updates corporate name (Oakland Press)
Families adjusting to college kids home for summer (Free Press)