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May 2012

Thursday, May 31
Deals with banks stack fees on college students (Oakland Press)
Oakland University to host social media and business lecture today (Oakland Press)
University of Michigan chief 5th-highest paid public university president in nation (Ann
Mackinac 2012: Coleman says Michigan universities should focus on recruiting more out-of-state students (Ann
Higher Education's Online Revolution (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, May 30
After service, veterans go on to college (USA Today)
Local Tragedy Spurs Petition Drive to Ban K-2 (Bloomfield Patch)
Report: Universities put $300M into auto research (The Times Herald)
Why Ferris State University is increasing funding for student research (
On Campus, New Deals With Banks (NY Times)
A Gap in College Graduates Leaves Some Cities Behind (NY Times)

Tuesday, May 29
Walsh College survey finds optimism in economy (Oakland Press)
Number of cyber charter schools to expand to 15 statewide (Daily Tribune)
$1.8 million grant will help prepare West Michigan students for college (

Monday, May 28
U-M seeks to join lawsuit (Free Press)

Saturday, May 26
WSU president tells of his battle with cancer (Free Press)

Friday, May 25
How to stop tuition inflation (The Michigan View)
What's New With the 5th Brooksie Way? (Oakland Township Patch)
TB4 Provides Both Neuroprotection and Neurorestoration When Administered Shortly after Traumatic Brain Injury in Rat Model (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, May 24
Oppenheiser to compete for Oakland University (Oakland Press)
Graduates keep up traditional senior gift (USA Today)
International Baccalaureate (IB) Leadership Certificates Are Piloted at Five Universities Worldwide  (Newswise)

Wednesday, May 23
B-Schools' Innovation Rush (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, May 22
OU Provost Virinder Moudgil Named Lawrence Tech President (IndiaWest)
Lawrence Tech increases exchange program for Taiwanese students (Oakland Press)
Letters: Weigh affordability before picking college (USA Today)
Colleges Get Career-Minded (Wall Street Journal)
How do we fix the college debt problem? (USA Today)

Monday, May 21
U-M to pay bonus to exiting legal official (Free Press)
2 sides of Rutgers tragedy play out as sentencing looms (Free Press)
Remembering the Class of 1912 (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, May 20
Guest opinion: Internships are a solution for Michigan's brain drain (Oakland Press)

Saturday, May 19
Smarter Ways to Help Your Kids Pay for College (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, May 18
Rejected New Yorker Covers (NY Times)
Lawrence Tech increases exchange program for Taiwanese students (Oakland Press)
Bacterial meningitis confirmed in death of CMU student in Livonia hospital (Oakland Press)
5th-graders study water's role at Oakland University (Oakland Press)
Lawrence Tech increases exchange program for Taiwanese students (Oakland Press)

Thursday, May 17
OU poised for run at Summit League tourney (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, May 16
LTU names OU provost new president (Hometown Life)
Students get support in EMU program (Detroit News)
Hard road ahead for recent college grads (Oakland Press)
MSU, WSU grads hopeful of getting jobs (Detroit News)
EMU suspends relationship with company that sent inaccurate email to thousands of students (Ann
Higher education linked to longer life (USA Today)
Where are the doctors? (USA Today)
An Ivy League education? Online is the new option (USA Today)
Rochester Auto Supplier Gets $50K Boost from OU (Rochester Patch)

Tuesday, May 15
Fiscal study: Michigan athletics are self-reliant, MSU is close (Free Press)
Michigan goes hard after student loan defaulters (Bridge)
Guest column: Student loan debt is next big bubble (Bridge)
Half the investment on colleges means a full measure of trouble for Michigan (Bridge)
Grads: Pursue a realistic dream (USA Today)

Monday, May 14
Some students fear even harder times as interest-rate hike looms (Free Press)
Crushed by college debt: Massive loan bills hang over graduates, derail life plans (Free Press)
Susan Tompor: College aid letters can be confusing (Free Press)
Chrysler and GM Continue Strong Improvement, Ford stalled in 3rd, Toyota and Honda continue their slide in annual study of Automaker Buyer-Supplier Relations (Wall Street Journal)
Colleges need more funds, but with conditions (Crain's)
Slowly, as Student Debt Rises, Colleges Confront Costs (NY Times)

Sunday, May 13
9 Michigan residents talk about the burden of massive student debt (Free Press)
OU scholar says austerity might be political loser (Oakland Press)
NMU trustees: Did we break Open Meetings Act? (Detroit News)

Saturday, May 12
Meningitis kills CMU student (Detroit News)
CMU students on alert after meningitis death (Free Press)
A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College (NY Times)
U.S. Bank rolls out combined campus ID, prepared Mastercard at OCC (Free Press)

Friday, May 11
Faculty salaries: See how West Michigan colleges and universities line up (MLive)
Commentary: Michigan GOP playing partisan game with university funding (Detroit News)
Keep graduation requirements strong (Detroit News)

Thursday, May 10
Oakland University professor to travel abroad on scholarship (Oakland Press)
OU's Hopfner named ACHA First Team All-American (Oakland Press)
How to Keep American Colleges on Top (Wall Street Journal)
Forget resume padding; emphasize critical thinking (USA Today)
Pay comparison: Full University of Michigan professors average $149K per academic year (Ann
Metro & state: Detroit AD Keri Gaither denies feud with Oakland (Chicago Tribune)

Wednesday, May 9
Should state colleges give veterans a break on tuition when federal help is available? (MLive)
The Academic Mob Rules (Wall Street Journal)
Oakland U hopes to fill Butler's vacated spot and join Detroit Titans in the Horizon League (Washington Post)

Tuesday, May 8
Moudgil will be missed at Oakland University (Oakland Press)
Higher ed leaders urge fewer cuts (Free Press)
Remediation: Higher ed's expensive "Bridge to Nowhere" (Bridge)
Student housing additions planned for Western Michigan University's Western View complex (MLive)
EMU reassessing dismissal practices after mistakenly sending notices to 7,700 students (Ann
Colleges look at immigrants (USA Today)
To the Class of 2012 (Wall Street Journal)
Guest column: Time to play 'moneyball' with K-12 funding (Bridge)
Enrolling in community college is just half the battle (Bridge)
Who's ready for college? Who's scoring? (Bridge)
In the Classroom: High schools earn national recognition, Detroit Future Schools seek teachers (MLive)

Monday, May 7
Oakland University hosting speakeasy, live entertainment (Oakland Press)
Michigan revival demands investment in higher ed (Detroit News)
WSU plan to raze building angers some in Midtown (Free Press)
How to balance your future and your child's college education (Detroit News)
In the spotlight: Virinder Moudgil (Crain's)
For Most Graduates, Grueling Job Hunt Awaits (Wall Street Journal)
Why Colleges Don't Teach The Federalist Papers (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, May 6
Sunday Dialogue: Studying the Humanities (NY Times)
High school students explore leadership roles at OU (Oakland Press)
Snyder must stand firm on budget (Detroit News)
After War Room, Heading Ivy League Classroom (NY Times)
MSU graduation rates increase, race gap persists (Lansing State Journal)

Saturday, May 5
EMU mistakenly tells students they're out (Detroit News)
Jobs Few, Grads Flock to Unpaid Internships (NY Times)
Vocation or Exploration? Pondering the Purpose of College (NY Times)
When doing good is bad (Winnipeg Free Press)

Friday, May 4
Conference shift may be on horizon for Oakland (Oakland Press)
U-M grad program expands to West Coast (Detroit News)
New program could offer EMU employees up to $10,000 to purchase homes in Ypsilanti (Ann
College Grads Need Jobs, Not a Lower Loan Rate (Wall Street Journal)
Even at 6.8%, federal student loans are a good deal (USA Today)

Thursday, May 3
Oakland announces changes to senior staff (Oakland Press)
Oakland is ideal replacement (Detroit News)
Oakland 'definitely interested' in move to Horizon League (Detroit News)
Who would pay for proposed free-tuition plan with annual price tag in the billions? (Free Press)
Dems' college plan gets a hearing (Detroit News)
Activist arrested at WSU, not charged (Detroit News)
Banned animal-rights activist arrested at WSU (Free Press)
Guest Column: What do pizza guy, chemistry guy and office furniture guy have in common? (Bridge)
Real Work for Future M.B.A.s (Wall Street Journal)
For an American at Oxford, 1+1 Equals New (Wall Street Journal)
In Abu Dhabi, a B-School's Program Goes Adrift (Wall Street Journal)
As prices for textbooks remain high, GVSU looks to the used book market to help students save (
At U-M and beyond, many parents bankroll kids' college lifestyle (Ann Arbor)
Part-time instructors forming union at Kalamazoo Valley Community College (

Tuesday, May 1
Longtime Oakland University provost named president of Lawrence Tech (Oakland Press)
College entry a waiting game (Detroit News)
Choose wisely to make most of college (Detroit News)
OU provost named president of LTU in Southfield (Hometown Life)
OU Provost Accepts Lawrence Tech Presidency Position (Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch)
Education Is the Key to a Healthy Economy (Wall Street Journal)
Colleges fight fraud with more coursework (USA Today)
Higher tuition for 'hard' majors a troubling trend on campus (USA Today)
Parsing the 3 Rs: Rigor, Responsibility, Readiness (Bridge)
A Decade of Slipping: Michigan's Students Fall Behind (Bridge)
Ready for College? In Michigan, Likely Not (Bridge)