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March 2012

Saturday, March 31
U-M, MSU aid stripped in GOP budget plan (Free Press)
Committee: Cut millions in funds it MSU, U-M don't report  stem cells (Detroit News)

Friday, March 30
Oldest OU freshman raises awareness of domestic abuse (Oakland Press)
Oakland trio to leave program (Oakland Press)
Coliant receives INCubator loan (Oakland Press)
Push to lure talent to manufacturing (Detroit News)

Thursday, March 29
Forgiving student debt won't fix problem (Detroit News)
Ball State hires ex-Emu president (Free Press)
OU's Putnam perfects plan for Palace (Free Press)
No worries, OU: Rochester isn't ready to let you go (Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch)
Five Questions with Miles Brown, jazz and classical bassist (Free Press)

Wednesday, March 28
Language skills key to our state's future (Detroit News)
OCC Southfield Campus to open $25M expansion (Oakland Press)
Macomb-OU INCubator builds momentum with new programs (C and G News)
Medical College Admission Test is expanding its scope (USA Today)
College Tests Get New ID Standards (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, March 27
Wayne State research park generates hundreds of jobs in region (Oakland Press)
Has college become too undemanding of undergraduates? (Detroit News)
Rutgers University, IBM Open Supercomputer Center (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, March 26
Grizzlies out of CIT semis with a thud (Free Press)
Oakland falls in CIT semifinal to Utah St. (Journal Register)
OU nursing school to offer youth camp (Oakland Press)
Oakland's tale of two cities (Detroit News)
Job prospects improve for college graduates (Los Angeles Times)
Marygrove College slashes tuition 19% for some online grad programs (Free Press)
Kettering's tuition plan: Do fixed rates fix the cost? (Crain's)

Sunday, March 25
Automation Alley driving economic growth in Southeast Michigan (Oakland Press)
Expansion, new jobs on horizon for Automation Alley in 2012 (Oakland Press)
Oakland faces another hostile environment (Oakland Press)
Excellent Schools Detroit steers students to low-achieving schools (The Michigan Citizen)

Saturday, March 24
Former Oakland University standout Keith Benson back in the NBA (MLive)
Watching the Ivory Tower Topple (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, March 23
Oakland's Hamilton earns Pomeroy Naismith Award (Oakland Press)
Greek companies consider Oakland (Oakland Press)
Michigan plan allows handguns in more public places (Detroit News)

Thursday, March 22
KCC board votes to raise tuition over next year (Battle Creek Enquirer)
As need for nurses increases, more men the the profession (Kaiser Health News)
Oakland U.'s Reggie Hamilton wins award as best player 6 feet or under (Free Press)
College funding key to future (Detroit News)
Woman's death at parking structure ruled a suicide (Detroit News)
To some, this fight is personal: Power, beliefs are issues in battle over U-M's stem cells (Free Press)
Back in business: Focus: HOPE gets grant to restart programs (Free Press)
Legislature yaps at critical part of state's recovery (Bridge)
Student-Loan Debt Tops $1 Trillion (Wall Street Journal)
Michigan Universities Team Up to Bring Tech to Market (IT Business Edge)

Wednesday, March 21
Romeo native draws on hometown for novel (Romeo Observer)
MSU President Simon: Without state aid increase, school must raise tuition or accept more out-of-state students (Mlive)
MSU named to 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (Mlive)
Oakland cooks Rice, moves to quarterfinals (Oakland Press)
Oakland tops Rice, reaches semis (Free Press)
Oakland men settle for seventh at Carter Plantation golf tourney (Oakland Press)
Oakland delegation meets with medical firms in Italy (Oakland Press)
Southeast Michigan projected to have older population, fewer jobs by 2040, report says (Free Press)

Tuesday, March 20
Grizzlies seek win No. 20 in home clash with Owls (Oakland Press)
Local colleges retrain laid off workers (Oakland Press)
Community colleges cut programs (Oakland Press)
Michigan, Detroit area lag in start-ups (Free Press)
Medical Main Street meets Italian life sciences firms; nabs Italian auto supplier (CBS Detroit)

Monday, March 19
A week on an archaeological dig in Israel is a dusty history lesson (Free Press)
Execs' ideas for state turnaround: Focus on investors, higher ed, Detroit (Crain's)

Sunday, March 18
Just exactly where is OU? (Oakland Press)
Film fest at OU examines gender roles in the media (Journal Register)
Bass boosts Oakland over Buffalo (Oakland Press)
Tuition subsidies offer too few benefits for state (Detroit News)
Students in  debt need relief, too (Free Press)
House should give up stem cell end-around (Detroit News)

Saturday, March 17
OU moves quickly to add degree programs (Oakland Press)
Oakland prepared for big challenge from Buffalo Bulls (Oakland Press)

Friday, March 16
Professionals invited to learn about OU's Executive MBA program (Oakland Press)
Keep graduation requirements strong (Detroit News)
Higher education funds begin slow recovery (
Job Prospects for Law Grads? The Jury's Out (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, March 15
Oakland University denies appeals by student who wrote 'Hot for Teacher' (Oakland Press)
Engineer to visit OU to discuss why ships sink, bridges fall (Oakland Press)
University of Michigan reputation improves worldwide, survey shows (Free Press)
Video tour of Oakland University's Meadow Brook Hall (Oakland Press)
Is U-M still using race as a factor in its admissions program (Detroit News)
Sponsored education program getting results (USA Today)
Jury: Va. Tech was negligent (Detroit News)
Va. Tech found liable in massacre (USA Today)

Wednesday, March 14
OU denies essay writer more appeals (Free Press)
OU gears up for postseason play (Oakland Press)
Snyder signs bill to bar U-M union (USA Today)
Students lobby Congress to stop interest hike (Detroit News)
Oakland Golden Grizzlies happy to extend season in tournament (Free Press)
UM President: Gov. Snyder's funding proposal for higher education gives people warped view of university (Free Press)

Tuesday, March 13
Bobcats' offense runs through star Cooper (Free Press)
Dow gives U-M $10M for 300 to study sustainability issues (Free Press)
Michigan to lose $4.2M in higher ed funds (Lansing State Journal)
Doo-Wop, a Haunted House and Fur Thieves Will be on Stage at Meadow Brook (Rochester Patch)
The Michigan Pinball Expo being held at Oakland University (

Monday, March 12
Obama campaign courts young voters as way to recapture energy of '08 (Free Press)
Consumer agency takes student loan complaints (Detroit News)
College costs keep you up at night? What to do (USA Today)
Young women make cash through 'escort' service website (Click on Detroit)
Oakland University announces new degree programs at Mount Clemens location (Oakland Press)

Sunday, March 11
Environmentalist to speak at OU (Oakland Press)
Oakland hosts BGSU in CIT tourney (Oakland Press)
Rules for dating in the 'D' (Detroit News)
Allow workers to certify their skills (Detroit News)
The Prestige Chase Is Raising College Costs (NY Times)

Saturday, March 10
Pass the Books. Hold the Oil. (NY Times)
Meet the Republicans, Education Bashers (Wall Street Journal)
OU accepts CIT invitation (Oakland Press)

Friday, March 9
Rochester College official tells openly gay student to stop being openly gay on Facebook (

Thursday, March 8
Isotopes and jobs: Funding cuts for MSU facility would hurt state's economic future and nation's scientific leadership (Free Press)
Activist can return to Fla., judge rules (Free Press)
Half-million-dollar MEDC grant to help Macomb-OU INCubator help small business (Metromode)
You Don't Have To Leave Rochester To Explore Newest U.S. 'Landmark'  (Rochester Patch)

Wednesday, March 7
Hall deemed historic site (Detroit News)
Meadow Brook Hall among 13 new national historic landmarks (Free Press)
Meadow Brook Hall named National Historic Landmark (Oakland Press)
Oakland University's film festival set for March 24 (Oakland Press)
Court to debate Mich. affirmative action ban (Detroit News)
Dems ask for help pitching tuition plan (Detroit News)
Animal activist says she'll 'never relent' (Free Press)
Evolution and Limbaugh's insult (The Inquirer)
UD wins first ice hockey title with 5-1 win over Oakland (Dover Post)
Meadow Brook Hall named National Historic Landmark (The Times Herald)
Five Facts About the Mansion Built By the Dodge Fortune (Curbed)

Tuesday, March 6
OU losing Hamilton, but returning other key pieces (Oakland Press)
Don't expand community colleges (Detroit News)
Thousands of Chinese students on U.S. campuses (Free Press)
Tech Titans Fund Students (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, March 5
Oakland women fall in Summit League quarterfinals (Oakland Press)
It's wrong to say broadcasting's not a real job (Daily Sun - Lagos, Nigeria)
130 Urbana-Champaign faculty member say they have "no confidence" in university president (Chicago Tribune)
Beaumont recruits for new chiefs (Crain's)
Harvard Business School? You'll Go Through Her First (Wall Street Journal)
Companies Size Up Options (Wall Street Journal)
Social media offer classes a new feed (USA Today)
Pantries tackle campus hunger (USA Today)
Men's basketball: Grizzlies' two conference tourney losses to Southern Utah rank worst for Greg Kampe (Oakland Press)

Sunday, March 4
Beyond the College Degree, Online Educational Badges (NY Times)
Instruction for Masses Knocks Down Campus Walls (NY Times)
Golden Grizzlies gear up: Hamilton and Co. look to cut nets once again (Oakland Press)
Oakland women confident about conference tourney position (Oakland Press)

Saturday, March 3
New Plans to Improve Performance at T.S.U. (NY Times)
Make MSU lab a national priority, scientists say (Detroit News)
U-M lab aides exempt from unionization (Detroit News)
Time to end college race preferences? (Detroit News)

Friday, March 2
State House passes bill to keep grad students from unionizing (Free Press)
Slumping Grizzlies hope for tourney run (Oakland Press)
Grizzlies hunting for Summit Tourney title (Oakland Press)
Michigan State University public heath officials to work with University of Michigan, other research teams to avoid research duplication (
Michigan Defense Center headquarters shifts to Sterling (C & G News)

Thursday, March 1
Coalition to call for more education aid (Detroit News)
Give community colleges a narrow 4-year degree option (Detroit News)
Union can protect graduate research assistant rights (Free Press)
Lonely Oakland U. Alum Has Something To Cheer About (Yankton Bank Press & Dakotan)
House could decide U-M union battle (Free Press)