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January 2012

Tuesday, Jan. 31
Ex-Chrysler exec gives Oakland U $21M (Detroit News)
$21M donation to OU slated for scholarships, research (Oakland Press)
Anonymous gift of $21 million for OU (Oakland Press)
Poor second half costs OU women in loss to SDSU (Oakland Press)
Oakland draws Illinois State in Bracketbusters (Oakland Press)
Departing Ford exec led auto changes (Detroit News)
Price Controls for Harvard? (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, Jan. 30
OU receives $21M donation from anonymous donor (Oakland Press)
Gender and sexuality conference coming to OU (Oakland Press)
Court revives suit against EMU (Detroit News)
Expelled Eastern Michigan University grad student can take case to jury over refusal to counsel on gay lifestyle (Free Press)

Sunday, Jan. 29
Assistant professor at OU has music in his blood (Oakland Press)
Watterworth paces OU women in win over NDS (Oakland Press)
Grizzlies can't get stop, fall to Bison (Oakland Press)

Saturday, Jan. 28
Obama calls for universities to keep costs down (Oakland Press)
Obama calls for broad college tuition reform (Detroit News)
In U-M visit, president calls on states to invest (Free Press)
A smart goal to keep college within reach (Free Press)
Kampe added to OU Hall of Honor (Free Press)

Friday, Jan. 27
Community colleges welcome Obama's challenge (USA Today)
Today's freshmen hit books harder (USA Today)
For-profit schools don't hold key to lower college costs (USA Today)

Thursday, Jan. 26
OU students, faculty react to State of Union speech (Oakland Press)
Grizzlies Den (Oakland Press)
Expect different matchup this time as OU hosts SDSU (Oakland Press)
Young voters getting engaged in politics (Detroit News)
Editorial: Education best fix for income gap (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Jan. 25
OU track teams, swimming teams prime for weekend meets (Oakland Press)
Liberal arts education lends an edge (USA Today)

Tuesday, Jan. 24
Symposium to focus on moving Pontiac forward (Oakland Press)
Investments in Oakland County's Medical Main Street far surpass total of program's first 3 years (Crain's)

Monday, Jan. 23
Promise pays off for most students (Detroit News)
State of Macomb County: Economy rebounds as median income drops (Crain's)
Oakland University launches social work degree program in Mount Clemens (Macomb Daily)
State higher education spending sees big decline (Detroit News)
Share Your Sustainability Story (Duke Today)

Friday, Jan. 20
Snyder: Put more money in schools (Free Press)
Snyder's right: More money not best answer for education (Detroit News)
OCC plans $2.09 million in renovations to campuses (Oakland Press)
Snow in the forecast (Oakland Press)
U-M research funding could slow, university official says (Free Press)
U-M: Grad student fired over academics, not unionization (Free Press)
Study abroad is a necessity, not a luxury (USA Today)

Thursday, Jan. 19
Gov. Rick Snyder: Let's build on successes in Michigan (Free Press)
What does Snyder want? SOS provides few clues (Free Press)
Snyder calls for continued reforms and focus on jobs (Detroit News)
Snyder sets right tone for 2012 (Detroit News)
Snyder: 'We cannot afford to slow down' (Oakland Press)
Improving education has to be Snyder's Job One (Free Press)
Michigan's economy starting to turn around, but experts say there's a long way to go (Free Press)
Students at Cooley Law School celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Oakland Press)
U-M group says graduate student's dismissal is a union-busting effort (Free Press)
Michigan college cost dilemma bankrupts all (Bridge)
Guest column: Lawmakers low way on higher education (Bridge)
Bright show sure cure for winter blahs (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Jan. 18
Oakland sweeps swim awards (Oakland Press)
Study finds 30% drop in college funding (Detroit News)
Grad student: I was fired over union push (Free Press)
From foster care to college (USA Today)

Tuesday, Jan. 17
Oakland University holds free health clinic on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Oakland Press)
Keeping his dream alive: Residents turn out for several MLK events (Oakland Press)
Strong teachers key to student success (Detroit News)
Salary details outlined in CMU contract deal (Oakland Press)
First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Law Schools (Wall Street Journal)
Local university race teams show off their cars at Auto Show 2012 (

Monday, Jan. 16
Pay for projects or cut tuition? (Free Press)
Medical schools seeking more body donations (Detroit News)
Snyder aims high for higher ed (Detroit News)
Speaking Out: Leaders share their perspectives (X-ology)
Wings to fly: business accelerators and incubators nurture SE Michigan startups (X-ology)
Technology, costs, lack of appeal slow e-textbook adoption (USA Today)

Sunday, Jan. 15
OU students carry on MLK legacy (Oakland Press)
Common to help OU celebrate Keeper of the Dream's 20th anniversary (Oakland Press)
Home cooking? OU women get home-court support in road win over IPFW (Oakland Press)
Hamilton drops 30 in OU win (Oakland Press)
Ohio State president apologizes for off-the-cuff remark about Polish army (Free Press)

Saturday, Jan. 14
Few options available to help pay off private student loans (USA Today)
Penn State president: 'We're going to be OK' (Free Press)
Dems get 'F' for education plan (Detroit News)
New U-M program to guide new teachers (Free Press)
Selweski: Macomb economy rebounding faster than expected (Macomb Daily)

Friday, Jan. 13
Rapper Common to speak at OU's MLK celebration (Oakland Press)
Plan offers free college tuition to students in Michigan (Detroit News)
CMU faculty ratifies new contract (Free Press)
CMU faculty approve 3-year contract (Detroit News)
Ferris State stays open after bomb threat (Detroit News)
MSU upbeat on lab aid despite Chu's remarks (Detroit News)
Make MSU facility a priority (Detroit News)
Reward college athletes - with a meaningful education (USA Today)
'Good news' for state coffers: Fiscal 2012 starts with surplus (Detroit News)

Thursday, Jan. 12
OU's Minifee out for season (Oakland Press)
New symphony orchestra debuts in Oakland County (Oakland Press)
Business in Macomb County to improve in '12, survey says (Oakland Press)
Michigan's economy looks toward growth (Detroit News)
MSU is still hopeful on nuclear research facility (Free Press)
Michigan Legislature sets priorities in new session (Detroit News)
Penn State president faces alumni (Detroit News)
For Grads Seeking To Work, Do Good (Wall Street Journal)
Student debt snapshot for each Michigan University (Bridge)
Debt snapshot by university (Bridge)
Legislator: Taxpayers get bad deal from universities (Bridge)
Parting gift for college grads: $25K in debt (Bridge)
EMU prez: Tuition is 'safety valve' for state budget (Bridge)
Paying for 'dream' - house and car cost extra (Bridge)

Wednesday, Jan. 11
Oakland County had 9th-largest job increase in 2011, statistics show (Free Press)
All-access OU basketball coming (Oakland Press)
Paying College Athletes Is a Terrible Idea (Wall Street Journal)
6 Michigan universities now taking applications for new charter schools (Free Press)

Tuesday, Jan. 10
Calhoun leads Golden Grizzlies past Western Illinois (Oakland Press)
Michigan AG seeks access in U-M case (Free Press)
College tax' burdens students, state (Bridge)
Grand Valley: "It's not our fault." (Bridge)
'College tax' varies by campus (Bridge)
Michigan is turning students into beggars (Bridge)
Engineers can boost productivity with an OU engineering '4-pack' (Oakland County Prosper)
OU music intensives offer young learners new insights, inspiration (Oakland County Prosper)
Academic Labor and the Literature of Discontent in Communication (Sudan Vision)

Monday, Jan. 9
Son of OU's Kampe 'loves it' as redshirt freshman with LSU (Free Press)

Sunday, Jan. 8
Snyder tallies more ups than downs in opening year (Oakland Press)
Oakland breaks out of slump, beats IUPUI (Oakland Press)
OU women snap skid, lose Minifee (Oakland Press)
The Virtual Anatomy, Ready for Dissection (NY Times)

Saturday, Jan. 7
Blues, hospital reach contract (Detroit News)
Beaumont, Blues reach 5-year deal (Free Press)
Beaumont, Blue Cross settle payment dispute (Oakland Press)

Friday, Jan. 6
Drastic shakeup can't save OU from sixth straight loss (Oakland Press)

Thursday, Jan. 5
Michigan appears set for another good year (Detroit News)
Colleges forced to bank on generosity (Detroit News)
B-Schools Send Rejections To Unlikely Group: Alumni (Wall Street Journal)
Business Schools Pay Dues - and Then Some (Wall Street Journal)
Pressing for Women's Gains (Wall Street Journal)
The Business of College Athletics (DBusiness)
Hazing on campus persists, sometimes with deadly results (USA Today)
Kozak: Entitlement U (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Jan. 4
Oral Roberts routs Oakland (Oakland Press)
University boards to be reduced? (Lansing State Journal)

Tuesday, Jan. 3
A new college doctrine needed (Detroit News)
Oakland looks to stop skid against long-time rival (Oakland Press)
College tuition solution (Oakland Press)
WSU revives 'antediluvian' lingo (Detroit News)
WSU top 10 list aims to save vanishing words (Oakland Press)

Sunday, Jan. 1
Fund-raising becomes key for university presidents (Free Press)
WSU renames department after philanthropist (Detroit News)