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December 2011

Saturday, Dec. 31
OU hosts GOP debate (Oakland Press)
The voices of OU basketball (Oakland Press)
Flushing's Kenny Wall, Fenton's Lisa Veneziano win New Year's Eve Resolution road race (

Friday, Dec. 30
Hundreds remember EMU's top cop as a hero who served others (Free Press)
University boards to be reduced? (Lansing State Journal)

Thursday, Dec. 29
College tuition may not be worth the cost (Oakland Press)
Oy vey! Yiddish sees a college comeback (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Dec. 28
More students try to avoid loans at all costs (Free Press)
Colleges seek creative quirk (Chicago Tribune)

Tuesday, Dec. 27
These patients act sick for med students (Free Press)
Mich. feels strain of college costs (Detroit News)
Macomb, Oakland colleges out to WIN (Detroit News)

Saturday, Dec. 24
For higher ed, let efficiency, flexibility guide governance (Free Press)
EMU police chief found dead from self-inflicted gunshot (Free Press)
EMU police chief found dead (Detroit News)
WSU grad's dream of med school a reality (Free Press)

Friday, Dec. 23
The what-ifs of a new university system (Free Press)

Thursday, Dec. 22
University offers vegan class (VegNews)
OU's Hamilton a Cousy candidate (Oakland Press)
Oakland U. sweeps weekly track awards (Oakland Press)
Oy vey! Yiddish making a college comeback (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, Dec. 21
Grizzlies can't outscore Wildcats, fall in Tuscon (Oakland Press)
Oakland falls on road to Purdue (Oakland Press)
Snyder says school cuts may be over (Detroit News)
Tougher Wayne State admission standards would be unfair to some, advocates say (Free Press)
OU holds music workshops (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, Dec. 20
OU's Hamilton honored by NBC Sports (Oakland Press)
Oakland's Reggie Hamilton name Summit League co-player of week (Free Press)
LCC pilot program blends high school, college classes to help students succeed (Lansing State Journal)

Sunday, Dec. 18
OU raises its profile, adds new programs in 2011 (Oakland Press)
Oakland University radio show geared for job seekers (Oakland Press)
Republicans still have a long road to picking a presidential nominee (Oakland Press)

Saturday, Dec. 17
Macomb businesses gaining economic hope (Detroit News)
Standford drops bid to build science school in New York (Wall Street Journal)
The price to play its way (New York Times)

Friday, Dec. 16
Call for aid on college cost (Free Press)
Oakland U's 'Klout' nudges higher after GOP debate (
With a friend like this, who needs enemies? (Daily Record)
U-M lab assistants' last chance (Detroit News)
'Occupy U-M' protesters slam tuition increases (Detroit News)

Thursday, Dec. 15
WSU weighs tougher admissions (Free Press)
20-year-old wanted in killing of WSU student caught in Las Vegas (Free Press)
Boomers head back to community colleges (USA Today)
Why pay for 4 years of college when you can get a degree in 3? (USA Today)

Wednesday, Dec. 14
Oakland escapes with win against Rochester College (Oakland Press)
U-M's pro-union assistants receive a victory with vote (Free Press)
No need for research assistant union (Detroit News)
For fiscal sanity, redefine your child's 'dream school' (USA Today)
Oakland G Blake Cushingberry ruled academically ineligible (Washington Post)
Economic Development office helps businesses grow, promotes energy efficiency (USA Today)

Tuesday, Dec. 13
Business group cites progress (Free Press)
A Serious Illness or an Excuse? (Wall Street Journal)
School Wants to Get Out of Campus Housing (Wall Street Journal)
Family members' sacrifices for education pay off (USA Today)

Monday, Dec. 12
Grizzlies find their way (Oakland Press)
Beaumont ends contract with for-profit oncology group (Crain's)
Kalamazoo, Flint set to benefit from WMU, MSU med school plans (Crain's)
Oakland University adds Ghana to summer study program, will kick off next year (

Sunday, Dec. 11
Out of OU's reach (Oakland Press)
End of series with Michigan hurts Golden Grizzlies (Oakland Press)
OU women beat Clemson handily (Oakland Press)
Help Graduates Find Their Footing (NY Times)

Saturday, Dec. 10
Lucas-Perry looks to bring Oakland up to speed vs. U-M (Oakland Press)

Friday, Dec. 9
Clarification: OU tuition (Oakland Press)
U-M, CMU buy XXX domain names to protect schools from adult websites (Free Press)
Domestic partners bill heads to Snyder (Free Press)

Thursday, Dec. 8
No-confidence vote for CMU president, provost shows faculty's frustrations (Free Press)
Guest commentary: Michigan recovery on track, tough work still ahead (Free Press)
NY provost named to lead Southern Conn State (Wall Street Journal)
Michigan Basketball: Wolverines prep for Golden Grizzlies (ISportsWeb)

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Breaking ground on new apartments for graduate students (Oakland Press)
OU INCubator client iTrack sees success with technology (Oakland Press)
Men's basketball: Furious finish can't keep Oakland's streak alive (Oakland Press)
Yes, college is worth the costs (USA Today)

Monday, Dec. 5
After Penn State scandal, U-M to set expectations for employees who suspect abuse (Ann
GRCC trustees hear details of $100 million plan to prepare campus for 'next 100 years of teaching and learning' (Grand Rapids Press)
A Green Course (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, Dec. 4
Oakland, off to a strong start, defeats UMKC, 86-73 (Oakland Press)
South Dakota upends Oakland women, 58-51 (Oakland Press)
Time to end racial preferences (Detroit News)

Saturday, Dec. 3
CMU, faculty union reach tentative deal (Free Press)
CMU faculty will vote on tentative contract (Detroit News)
Leave U-M lab assistants alone (Detroit News)
MSU student found dead off-campus (Detroit News)
MSU student found dead in apartment (Free Press)

Thursday, Dec. 1
Oakland University Honors College students receive $67,000 in scholarships this year (Oakland Press)
Patients caught in middle of Beaumont-Blue Cross dispute (Free Press)
Graduate housing, downtown parking and retail complex coming to Auburn Hills (Metromode)
New GMAT Creating More Jitters (Wall Street Journal)
Grads Do 'Good' for a Profit (Wall Street Journal)