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February 2012

Wednesday, Feb. 29
Are class lectures passe? (USA Today)
Harvard's latest assault on Israel (Wall Street Journal)
Grizzlies take airtight defense into tournament (Free Press)

Tuesday, Feb. 28
Wayne's Grad Gap (Bridge Magazine)
Expand the role of state's community colleges (Free Press)
Program puts learning map in kids' hands (Detroit News)
Blacks should wait for more winnable fight on race-based admissions (USA Today)

Monday, Feb. 27
Biz leaders run for university boards (Crain's)
Comments on college, losing faith stir debate (USA Today)
Finding the right college for the 99% can be complex (Wall Street Journal)
Tech-based jobs focus of fair held at Oakland University (Oakland Press)
Bill in works to let community colleges give 4-year degrees (Free Press)
Seven MI Universities to Partner in Tech Transfer Talent Network (Xconomy Detroit)
Public universities work to keep education costs down (Hillsdale News)

Sunday, Feb. 26
OU holds events for National Eating Disorder Week (Oakland Press)
OU student research has a long history, tradition (Oakland Press)
Oakland County colleges strategize budgets, cuts (Oakland Press)
Waterworth moves up on all-time list, OU falls on road (Oakland Press)
U-M regents, administration in rare split over unionization (Free Press)

Saturday, Feb. 25
How black collegians can help (Detroit News)
MSU isotope lab presses on (Detroit News)
Comparison Shopping for College Tuition (NY Times)

Friday, Feb. 24
Some candidates get hired on spot at Oakland job fair (Detroit News)
OU drops softball twinbill to Hampton (Oakland Press)

Thursday, Feb. 23
Putting students on Wheelz (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Feb. 22
U.S. must recommit to funding medical research (Detroit News)
Bill would prevent campus union effort (Free Press)
High court faces test on affirmative action (Tribune - Washington Bureau)
Leaders Offer Sweetest of Outlooks on Jobs and Economy (Rochester Patch)

Tuesday, Feb. 21
OU women fall to Oral Roberts (Oakland Press)
Budget shortchanges MSU (Detroit News)
Lawmakers should protect U-M researchers (Detroit News)
MSU meningitis death should be wake-up call (Detroit News)
Poor student results foretell our decline? (Detroit News)
Speed puts community colleges front and center (Lansing State Journal)
As Job Market Mends, Dropouts Fall Behind (Wall Street Journal)
Should Colleges Be Factories for the 1%? (Wall Street Journal)
Growing investments: Endowments on the rise at West Michigan colleges and universities (

Monday, Feb. 20
OU shows off 'electric mobility' car (Oakland Press)
Squeeze more dollars for colleges (Detroit News)
Spend budget surplus on college education (Oakland Press)

Sunday, Feb. 19
High-scoring Hamilton is a shooting star (Free Press)
Carnago return sparks OU past Thunderbirds (Oakland Press)
Illinois State edges Oakland, 79-75 (Oakland Press)
High-tech job fair coming to OU this week (Oakland Press)
After decade of cuts, proposal boosts funding for Michigan colleges (Detroit News)

Friday, Feb. 17
Oakland Job Hub is Feb. 23 (Oakland Press)
'Hot for Teacher' response criticized (Free Press)
U-M to reinvestigate issues in child porn case (Free Press)

Thursday, Feb. 16
OU teacher described in 'Hot for Teacher' essay feels 'unsafe' (Oakland Press)
Student, 56, needs a lesson (Detroit News)
Oakland defeats Southern Utah in overtime, 76-68 (Oakland Press)
Compare colleges to peers in other states, business group says (Free Press)
MSU insurance mandate studied (Detroit News)
MSU officials to lawmakers: Insurance mandate beneficial (Free Press)
MSU's insurance mandate makes healthy sense (Free Press)
Wealthy U.S. colleges widen fundraising gap (Detroit News)
Former Oakland Press editor: Michigan's primary election laws pose a 'serious ethical issue' for journalists (

Wednesday, Feb. 15
Michigan key in GOP primary (Free Press)
OU's Hamilton playing in final home game (Oakland Press)
Sexual writing ignites debate (Detroit News)
OU student kicked out over essay may sue (Free Press)
Feds approve U-M stem cell line (Free Press)
U-M may end age limit of 70 for its leaders (Detroit News)
Plex Systems Looking To Move, Expand (CBS Detroit)

Tuesday, Feb. 14
At UCSF, chancellor isn't worried about industry ties (Wall Street Journal)
Providence to college: Pay up (Wall Street Journal)
Universities add courses with Occupy focus (USA Today) Oakland University student suspended after writing 'Hot for Teacher' essay (Oakland Press)
Job opportunities abound at Oakland Job Hub 2012 (C&G Newspapers)

Monday, Feb. 13
Too hot for professor? (Inside Higher Ed)
MSU could be at a disadvantage (Lansing State Journal)
MSU's $62 million project to replace steam tunnels (Lansing State Journal)
Job Hub looks to help job seekers (Oakland Press)
Hard times, easier form push up aid applications (Free Press)

Sunday, Feb. 12
At 65, OU freshman Alice Carleton is just trying to make a difference (
Bass' return spurs Grizzlies' second straight win (Oakland Press)
Oakland women lose another without Carnago (Oakland Press)
OU to host auto research event (Oakland Press)
MSU mandate overburdens students (Detroit News)

Saturday, Feb. 11
Journal entries get older student suspended from Oakland University (CBS Detroit)
Issues in U-M child porn case revealed (Free Press)
University buys building for charter schools HQ (Free Press)
Meningitis suspected after MSU woman dies (Detroit News)
Intolerance at Eastern? (Detroit News)

Friday, Feb. 10
Snyder boosts funds for roads, police, education (Free Press)
Budget incentives boost funding for schools that hold down tuition costs (Free Press)
Snyder pivots, cautiously, toward reinvestment (Free Press)
Snyder's budget provides more for schools, police and roads (Free Press)
Critics: Education funding is only 'bare minimum' (Detroit News)
Budget plan details (Detroit News)
Budget maintains state's economic momentum (Detroit News)
Learning equals cash for Snyder (Oakland Press)
State education board president tours OCC's Early College, speaks to 150 students (Oakland Press)

Thursday, Feb. 9
LGBT issues taught to teachers at OU conference (Between the Lines)
How to break the college textbook racket (USA Today) OU golf team 5th in preseason (Oakland Press)
Patterson touts medical initiatives (Free Press)
Patterson: County economic initiatives create, retain jobs (Oakland Press)
Oakland County Executive Patterson touts budget surplus, jobs in speech (Detroit News)
High school champs tout rigor (Bridge)
Snyder proposes adding $45M to fight crime in 2013 budget (Detroit News)
CMU medical school, to open in '13, takes accreditation step (Detroit News)
Central's med school accredited (Free Press)
Michigan students keep falling behind (Detroit News)
Stanford, Columbia share $30-million digital media gift (Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Thursday, Feb. 9
Waterford music teacher, musician will be missed (Oakland Press)
MSU tells freshmen to be insured or join its plan (Free Press)

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Some 'best value' colleges pricey (USA Today) OU women fall to IUPUI (Oakland Press)
T-Wolves rookie Malcolm Lee to play for Skyforce (
New patent office signals region's role in innovation (Free Press)
Need work? Southeast Michigan job fair coming to OU this month (

Monday, Feb. 6
The University of Adam Smith (Wall Street Journal)
CEOs make the dean's list (Crain's)
Michigan universities recruit Chinese students to add diversity, revenue (Crain's)
Macomb-Oakland INCubator launches Lunch and Launch lecture series with David Murray (Oakland Press)
Oakland Job Hub set for Feb. 23 at Oakland University (Oakland Press)

Sunday, Feb. 5
As colleges obsess over rankings, students shrug (Detroit News)

Saturday, Feb. 4
Sex smears and the rule of law at Yale (Wall Street Journal)
Taking More Seats on Campus, Foreigners Also Pay the Freight (NY Times)
Reining In College Tuition (NY Times)
Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies merges with Western Michigan University School of Medicine (

Friday, Feb. 3
Did Eastern Michigan discriminate against one of its students? (The Michigan View)
The Village going strong (Free Press)
WJBK-TV executive Murri known as an 'exceptional leader' (Free Press)
Conference To Focus On Gender And Sexuality In Education (CBS Detroit)
Eastern Michigan University closing Flint site (Ann

Thursday, Feb. 2
Many will benefit from university gift (Oakland Press)
OU men fall at IUPUI again (Oakland Press)
Crushing the dream: Student debt snapshot (Detroit News)
WSU leaders to track new admissions criteria (Detroit News)
Wayne State will get stricter requirements for admission (Free Press)
Was university right to expel student? (Free Press)
Entrepreneur Contests Take Practical Turn (Wall Street Journal)
Economy Slows Applications To Europe's Business Schools (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, Feb. 1
Former Chrysler exec behind largest-ever Oakland University donation (Oakland Press)
Men's basketball: Oakland looking for redemption vs. IUPUI, again (Oakland Press)
WSU proposes tougher policy for admissions (Detroit News)
Selling Students on Penn State (Wall Street Journal)