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April 2012

Monday, April 30
OU to expand programs, prepare students for changing job market (Oakland Press)
College students get scholarships to study bats (Oakland Press)
Feds aren't helping student loans (Detroit News)
Andiamo protests put $5M at risk for University of Michigan (Detroit News)
Lawrence Tech names new president (Free Press)
Congratulations to Virinder Moudgil - Named President of Lawrence Tech U (Miindia)
Lawrence Tech names new president (CBS)
Oakland University provost Virinder Moudgil named Lawrence Tech president (Crain's)
Record number seek to be Spartans (Lansing State Journal)
Taking Knowledge Out of College (Wall Street Journal)
When Colleges Lowball Costs (Wall Street Journal)
Trying to Shed Student Debt (Wall Street Journal)
10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won't Tell You (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, April 29
On campus, debate rages over civil rights and rape (Oakland Press)
The Imperiled Promise of College (NY Times)
1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed (Free Press)
Higher ed cuts shortchange state's future (Free Press)
Oakland County communities, including Waterford Township, see revenues fall and expenses rise (Oakland Press)

Saturday, April 28
Achieving a degree is just the beginning (Oakland Press)
Filmmaker spotlights EMU runner's dreams (Detroit News)

Friday, April 27
With college costs rising, keeping loan rates low is smart (Free Press)
Oakland County jobless rate improved to 8.1 percent in March (Oakland Press)
Oakland County adds more than 23,000 jobs to local workforce in 2011 (Free Press)
Henry Baskin won't fight attorney misconduct allegations linked to romance with client (Crain's)

Thursday, April 26
OU School of Nursing joins effort to meet veterans' needs (Oakland Press)
Oakland track and field team gets ready for Penn Relays (Oakland Press)
Western Michigan University's first 4-year grad leads way for former foster youth (Free Press)
U-M stem-cell line gets national registry go-ahead (Free Press)
Education Slowdown Threatens U.S. (Wall Street Journal)
Academics Launch New Efforts to Retain Community-College Students (Wall Street Journal)
System of tenure needs fixing to end gender gap. (USA Today)

Wednesday, April 25
Recent college graduates finding few job prospects (Detroit News)
Henry Baskin (Oakland Press)
WCCC to offer training for skilled jobs (Detroit News)
Lack of state services for aging autistic makes adulthood like 'falling off a cliff' (Free Press)
More schools vary tuition by major (USA Today)

Tuesday, April 24
Lawmaker: Post university expenses online (Detroit News)
State leaders share their perspectives on moving Michigan forward (Xology)

Monday, April 23
U-M has governor's support on state funds (Free Press)
For-profit college ads draw scrutiny (Detroit News)
Colleges, student loans and majors: Choose wisely (The Forum)
Colleges grow their waitlists, leaving more students in limbo (Chicago Tribune)

Sunday, April 22
'Miracle Shannon' moves forward (Oakland Press)

Saturday, April 21
Catholic men converge on Oakland University today (Oakland Press)
Exploding knowledge (Oakland Press)
Detroit should embrace MSU's food initiative (Free Press)
Western Michigan University takes in over $3 million in first year charging 'differential tuition' (MLive)

Friday, April 20
Are College Entrants Overdiagnosed as Underprepared? (NY Times)
U-M planning neurosciences hospital (Detroit News)
Old children's hospital at U-M to add adult rooms (Free Press)
U-M not yet ready to give undocumented students tuition break (Free Press)
EMU names new public safety director (Free Press)
Student Loan Interest Rates Loom as Political Battle (NY Times)
Commentary: Who really runs Michigan's universities? (Michigan Radio)
See how much of an economic impact West Michigan's colleges and universities generate (MLive)

Thursday, April 19
U-M expands free online courses to global classroom (Detroit News)
U-M grad students sue over law that blocks effort to form a union (Free Press)
Western Michigan University faculty president encourages more bilingual students; PNC Bank to stay in Bernhard Center (MLive)
Senate panel to University of Michigan: 'Thumbing its nose' at lawmakers carries a price (MLive)
Western Michigan University room and board rates to increase 2 percent for some students (MLive)

Wednesday, April 18
Shirvell suit against foermer U-M student leader is thrown out (Free Press)
New grad, no job? Become an entrepreneur (USA Today)
OU Student Identifies Fertilizer as Cause of Aquatic, Economic 'Dead Zone' in Gulf (Macomb Patch)
Eastern Michigan University reins in multi-million dollar shortfall, strikes near-balanced budget (Ann
WMU named one of America's top 'green colleges' (WMU News)
Tuition hike forces students to find ways to save money; some will leave (The Varsity News)

Tuesday, April 17
Students amass mountain of debt as default rates to climb (Detroit News)
$90M boost for Wayne State (Free Press)
Editorial: Tuition equality for undocumented (Detroit News)
Editorial: Michigan universities deserve better from Snyder, lawmakers (Free Press)
Eastern Michigan University increases housing rates by nearly 5 percent (Ann
To Pay Off Loans, Grads Put Off Marriage, Children (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, April 16
College athlete tweet ban? Free speech sacks that idea (USA Today) All the world isn't a stage, but some med classes are (Wall Street Journal)
Virginia Tech students fell safe (USA Today)
Michigan State Provost Kim Wilcox one of four finalists for University of Hawaii-Manoa chancellorship (Mlive)
Housing crunch forces hundreds of University of Michigan students off campus (Ann
New defense, tech biz incubator opens in Sterling Heights (CDS Detroit)

Sunday, April 15
Opening up a path to four-year degrees (New York Times)
Kalamazoo College to require health insurance for incoming students (Mlive)
Archeological dig is dusty history lesson (Reading
WSU to build $93M biotech hub (Crain's)

Saturday, April 14
Ferris State University President David Eisler says he's no longer considering position at Northern Kentucky University (Mlive)
Students at Madonna learn sign language by heart, hand (Free Press)
MSU dorm rates up (Free Press)
New University of Michigan dean wants to integrate artists and research (Ann
MSU proposes agriculture research center in Detroit (Free Press)

Friday, April 13
School's future uncertain after shooting (Wall Street Journal)
Pinball Expo features about 150 machines (Fox 2 Detroit)
Pontiac nurse a runner-up for Nightingale Award for nursing excellence (Oakland Press)
Oakland University student radio station claims 'Station of the Year' (Oakland Press)
Pinball expo rolls to OU (Oakland Press)
CMU to increase tuition by nearly 2 percent (Detroit News)
CMU raises tuition 1.96% for next school year (Oakland Press)
University honors Engler's legacy (Detroit News)
Susan Davies named a vice president at Kettering University (Oakland Press)

Thursday, April 12
Withholding college funds seems petty (Oakland Press)
High School, Only Shorter (Wall Street Journal)
Taking the Fast-Track Through High School (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, April 11
HAVEN, Oakland University sponsoring 'Take Back the Night' (Oakland Press)
Pinball Expo promises fun at Oakland University (Oakland Press)
College dream turns into nightmare for student (Free Press)
Colleges' tough waiting game (Wall Street Journal)
Community colleges fill skills gap (USA Today)

Tuesday, April 10
OU Degrees (Oakland Press)
CMU board to set tuition rates this week (Detroit News)
Michigan Sen. Gretchen Whitmer: Tuition grants are a good move for Michigan students, economy (Free Press)

Monday, April 9
Professor's group: Don't blame faculty salaries for tuition hikes (Mlive)
Lawmakers, leave U policy alone (Crain's)
New Eastern Michigan University provost plans to bring stability to leadership role (Ann
Higher education funding tied to social issues (Lansing State Journal)
Higher MPG Standard Likely to Bring $4.8bn in Profits for Automakers, Study says (Environmental Leader)

Friday, April 6
Oakland University students perform cabaret show (Oakland Press)

Thursday, April 5
Editorial: U-M regents overreach in legislative dispute (Detroit News)
OU students win writing contest (Oakland Press)
OU tops WMU in home opener (Oakland Press)
College test cheating reveals an epidemic of ethical lapses (Detroit News)
Controversial Calif. college plan led to pepper-spraying (Free Press)
MSU medical school Dean Marsha Rappley elected to lead national council of deans (MLive)
College-Bound Cast Wider Net (Wall Street Journal)
Big Marketers on Campus (Wall Street Journal)
Wealth or Waste? Rethinking The Value of a Business Major (Wall Street Journal)
For Hire: Foreign Students (Wall Street Journal)
New Lures for 'Quants': Wharton Rebrands Itself (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, April 4
Health Science wing opens at OCC's Southfield Campus (Oakland Press)
Chinese Applicants Flood U.S. Graduate Schools (Wall Street Journal)
MSU provost up for chancellor's job at the University of Hawaii-Manoa (Lansing State Journal)
Student sues GVSU, says she needs pet guinea pig for support (Lansing State Journal)
Michigan Supreme Court to consider MSU rule (Lansing State Journal)
State plans to aid Michigan's public universities tied to tuition, performance (Free Press)
Global Oakland: Oakland County's European Adventure (Prosper)
New study shows college students who text during class not paying attention to lectures (MLive)
Faculty Gives Yale a Dose of Dissent Over Singapore (NY Times)

Tuesday, April 3
TOMS Shoes founder speaking at Oakland University Thursday (Oakland Press)
OU competes at Toledo Collegiate (Oakland Press)
Judge, U-M regents act to support efforts to organize grad students (Free Press)
Michigan economy shows bright spots across the state, from energy to autos and pizza to pills (

Monday, April 2
The women presidents of 3 Michigan universities speak about success, opportunity and preparation (Free Press)
Free workshop at OU focuses on running for office (Oakland Press)
Engineers find new hope for jobs in Michigan (Free Press)
How California's Colleges Indoctrinate Students (Wall Street Journal)
Susan L. Davies, CFRE, Named Vice President for University Advancement and External Relations at Kettering University in Flint, Mich. (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, April 1
Yes, even professors can write stylishly (Wall Street Journal)
Military friendly' college lists prompt concerns (Oakland Press)
Oakland seniors hope to go pro (Oakland Press)
Computer Science For the Rest of Us (NY Times)
OU alum wins 200-Breaststroke at Olympic Trials (Oakland Press)