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September 2012


Sunday, Sept. 30
Oakland University employs creative solution to student housing shortage (Free Press)
Beaumont wants to build $18 million neuroscience center in Royal Oak (Oakland Press)
Social media is a growing force in race to the White House (Oakland Press)

Saturday, Sept. 29
Local universities see increase in enrollment, while area community colleges decrease (Oakland Press)
Oakland University students grumble over parking situation (Oakland Press)
Oakland University says "We've always had available parking" (Oakland Press)
Can U.S. Universities Stay on Top? (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, Sept. 28
WSU faculty contract talks head to mediator today (Free Press)
Today's Debate: Guns on Campus (USA Today)
Cardiac arrests at school usually not in students (Chicago Tribune)
Armonia Celest, Joel Frederiksen perform early music at OU (Oakland Press)
Western Herald, WMU student newspaper, switches to monthly print cycle (MLive)
MSU campus trips for Grand Rapids elementary students gives them a glimpse of college life (MLive)
University of Michigan to study eating and body issues that are 'huge problem' on college campuses (Ann Arbor)
$5.25 million awarded to fuel tech efforts in Southeast Michigan (Crain's)

Thursday, Sept. 27
Oakland University welcomes incoming freshmen (Oakland Press)
OU students conduct research on eye diseases (Oakland Press)
The Mary Sue difference (Detroit News)
New program brings students from Africa to Michigan State University (Free Press)
Study: 1 in 5 households owed college debt in 2010 (Detroit News)
Students not as geeked about presidential race (Detroit News)
College technology: Getting grades via video: U-M instructors and students say screencasts provide interactive feedback (Ann Arbor)
Education: The more the better? What is the value of a college degree, rigorous curriculum? (MLive)
For college kids with ADHD, a slew of unique challenges (USA Today)
Boston University's Pugnacious Builder (Wall Street Journal)
Graem Whyte mixes myth and playfulness (Detroit News)
NYU Professor: Are Student Loans Immoral? (The Daily Beast)

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Beaumont plans neuroscience center (Free Press)
U-M student learns as she earns with dress rental job (Detroit News)
Beaumont plans $18 million neuroscience center (Crain's)
Bad Math: MIT Miscounts It's Newest B-School Class (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, Sept. 25
Beaumont proposes $18 million Royal Oak neuroscience center (Detroit News)
Push to Let College Students Carry Guns Picks Up Steam (Wall Street Journal)
SAT Scores Fall as More Students Take Exam (Wall Street Journal)
ROTC Returns to the Ivies (Wall Street Journal)
Report: Public research universities in peril (Detroit News)
Eastern Michigan University signs 2 new partnership agreements with Korean university (Ann Arbor)
More Hispanic students earning 4-year degrees, study shows (MLive)

Monday, Sept. 24
OU could begin talks of on-campus housing expansion (Oakland Press)
U-M teaches students where their cash goes (Free Press)
Eastern Michigan University eyes Buckeye territory for prospective students (Ann Arbor)
No charges for elderly man for accidentally sexting Oakland University student (WXYZ)
Change in GMAT Equation: Chinese Flock to the Test (Wall Street Journal)
OU health building to help with future health care needs (C and G News)

Sunday, Sept. 23
OU's new health building opens (Oakland Press)
OU awarded $612,000 grant to help raise suicide awareness and prevention efforts (Oakland Press)
Lawrence Tech leader to be inaugurated Thursday (Oakland Press)
University of Shmacked (NY Times)
University of Colorado Is Uneasy as Cour Ruling Allows Guns on Campus (NY Times)
Avoiding Student Loan Default (NY Times)
Colleges and universities are filled with academic dishonesty (Oakland Press)

Saturday, Sept. 22
Princeton President Announces She Will Step Down (NY Times)

Friday, Sept. 21
Design alum gives U-M $32.5M gift (Detroit News)
$32.5M gift from U-M alum to aid education at the art, design school (Free Press)
U-D Mercy celebrates new fitness center (Detroit News)
WSU symposium comes as violent crimes spike in Detroit (Detroit News)
After hiring lull, auto industry battling Silicon Valley for best college engineering talent (Free Press)

Thursday, Sept. 20
EMU student says his professor kicked him (Oakland Press)
Census: Mich. lags in producing college grads, sees income drop (Detroit News)
Macomb Co. residents: Quality of life, schools big selling point (Free Press)
New round in U-M blog case: Lawyer seeks psych eval; Shirvell says he doesn't need it (Free Press)
New University of Michigan course lets students peek behind the scenes of the college budget (Ann Arbor)
WMU School of Medicine renovation plans begin taking form; WMU seeks state dollars for improvements (MLive)

Wednesday, Sept. 19
Area collegians go the distance at Spartan Invitational meet (Oakland Press)
Undocumented students backed at U-M (Free Press)
WMU enrollment off 1.9 percent, with more part-time and graduate students and fewer freshmen (MLive)
SVSU named Military Friendly School by Victory Media (MLive)
CMU receives approval from Higher Learning Commission to grant doctor of medicine degrees (MLive)
OU's Newest Addition is All About Health and Healing (Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch)
Oakland University extends long-standing enrollment growth trend (Prosper)
Oakland invites area performance art lovers to indulge themselves after work (Prosper)
Five Years of the Brooksie Way (Prosper)
Oakland invites area performance art lovers to indulge themselves after work (Prosper)
Oakland University extends long-standing enrollment growth trend (Prosper)

Tuesday, Sept. 18
OU lands Pershing star point guard Kahil Felder (Oakland Press)
For students at GVSU's College of Education, getting an A is the norm (MLive)
UWM announces new associate vice chancellor for alumni relations (Journal Sentinel)
Differential tuition for engineering students on Western Michigan University board meeting agenda (MLive)
Ferris State University receives second most funding in state for keeping its tuition increase low (MLive)
CMU enrollment declines slightly, follows mid-Michigan trend (MLive)
Eastern Michigan University dipped into reserves by $2M last year (Ann Arbor)
5 finance tips for college students from WMU's head of finances and business (MLive)
Clear expectations, minimum grade requirements lead to lots of A's in GVSU's health courses (MLive)

Monday, Sept. 17
For colleges, lid on tuition means bonus (Free Press)
WSU Fights to keep $167M research grant (Detroit News)
B-School Applicants Decline for Fourth Year (Wall Street Journal)
Some WMU super seniors losing Pell Grants; graduate students facing more expensive loans (MLive)
Dorm renovation tab to reach $500M as University of Michigan plans $60M renovation of South Quad (Ann Arbor)
GVSU and Michigan State University team up for clinical research program (MLive)
University of Michigan launches bicycle rental program (Ann Arbor)

Sunday, Sept. 16
Oakland County's electors part of the battle for the White House (Oakland Press)
EMU president, board at odds (Free Press)
The Tuition Jackpot (NY Times Magazine)
How Not to Fire a President (NY Times Magazine)
The Machines are Taking Over (NY Times Magazine)
OU institute to host stem cell experts (Oakland Press)

Saturday, Sept. 15
Macomb-OU INCubator to host lunch event (Oakland Press)
The Lows Of Higher Ed (NY Times)
Song of the Cheaters (NY Times)
Open government seminar sponsored by papers, law firm (Daily Tribune)
3 myths about college costs (MLive)

Friday, Sept. 14
Lawyer reprimanded for sexual relationship with client 10 years ago (Oakland Press)

Thursday, Sept. 13
Auto Alley hosts awards gala (Oakland Press)
U-M lauded as smoke-free campus leader (Free Press)
Detroit's rise in entrepreneurship touted at tech event (Detroit News)
Meadow Brook Hall announces 7th annual Wild Game Dinner (Oakland Press)
University of Michigan offers alternatives to bottled water but won't consider outright ban (Ann Arbor)
Safety class comes before campus parking (USA Today)
Guest column: Michigan, you don't know everything about manufacturing (Bridge)

Wednesday, Sept. 12
Russi deserves kudos for his leadership at Oakland University (Oakland Press)
U-M, MSU ranked among best schools (Free Press)
Colleges ban lighting up on campus (USA Today)
Attorney Henry Baskin to receive reprimand for having sex with divorce client (Crain's)

Tuesday, Sept. 11
Trial next month in suit of dismissed EMU counseling student (Free Press)
Guns don't belong on campus (Detroit News)
ROTC Returns to Harvard (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, Sept. 10
Colleges open their eyes: Zs are key to GPA (Oakland Press)
The Coveted Summer Job (Wall Street Journal)
College can be a tough lesson in weight control (USA Today)
Siemens PLM Software Gives Oakland U Software Worth Nearly $12M (CBS Detroit)
Universities eye out-of-state budget help (Bridge)
With average student debt at $33,674, Ferris State University looks to address cost and reduce borrowing (MLive)
'Better off' question carries risk for GOP (Detroit News)

Sunday, Sept. 9
Schools find new ways to welcome community college transfers (LA Times)
Analysis: U.S. colleges have made huge endowment gains (USA Today)
Record incoming class for MSU squeezes hundreds of students into transitional housing (LSJ)

Saturday, Sept. 8
Debt Collectors Cashing In on Student Loans (NY Times)
A college professor's advice to freshmen (MLive)
Once a Huron, always a Huron (Detroit News)
Private Sector Role Is at Heart of Campaigns' Split on College Costs (NY Times)
Studies Find More Students Cheating, With High Achievers No Exception (NY Times)

Friday, Sept. 7
EMU revives Huron mascot dropped in '91 (Detroit News)
U-M regents should put fight on hold (Detroit News)
Get smarter about improving incomes in Michigan (Free Press)
Food Trucks: The Newest Rivalry on College Campuses (NY Times)
What makes cyber-weaned college freshmen click? (USA Today)
Feature Film Soon To Be Shot in Oakland County (CBS Detroit)
WMU President John Dunn says university's teacher education program will be among nation's best (Mlive)
Michigan State's enrollment sets new record, bolstered by largest-ever freshman class (MLive)
Questioning Obamacare's critics (Detroit News)

Thursday, Sept. 6
Free seminar addresses openness in government (Oakland Press)
OU events benefit New Day Foundation (Oakland Press)
Macomb-OU INCubator hosts Lunch and Launch presentation (Oakland Press)
EMU spokesman: 'Icebreaker' parties have nothing to do with university (Ann Arbor)
Democratic platform on higher education: University would lose federal aid if tuition soars (MLive)
Grand Valley State University's freshman class surpasses 4,000 students for the first time (Mlive)
Colorado State to Offer Credits for Online Class (NY Times)
Getting Into B-School on Your Boss's Dime (Wall Street Journal)
Schools Tout Free Courses to Lure Alumni Back (Wall Street Journal)
Today's debate: College rankings (Detroit News)
At Berkeley's Haas, Risk Taking Trumps 'No Stumbles' (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, Sept. 5
U-M police: 3 groping cases may not be linked (Free Press)
Report: CMU freshmen required to take alcohol education course (MLive)
Older Western Michigan University students, 26 and up, looking forward to new semester (MLive)
Kalamazoo College welcomes 340 first-year students to campus; classes begin Sept. 10 (MLive)
GVSU taps into food truck trend, caters to changing student tastes (MLive)

Tuesday, Sept. 4
Voter registration drive heads to area colleges (Detroit News)
University of Michigan to break ground this fall on $29M expansion of Institute for Social Research (Ann Arbor) Penn State Faces Tough Task of Rebuilding (Wall Street Journal)
Freshmen enrollment at Ferris State University down slightly; overall student body at Big Rapids campus growing (MLive)

Monday, Sept. 3
In decade of challenges and triumphs, Mary Sue Coleman transforms University of Michigan (Free Press)
University of Michigan and Mary Sue Coleman already planning for successor (Free Press)
Colleges offer students more courses aimed at landing a job (Detroit News)
Professor pushes for better e-textbook (Kansas City Star)

Sunday, Sept. 2
Hotel rooms on reserve to house OU students (Oakland Press)
Wayne State, OCC team up to give students options to earn degrees (Oakland Press)

Saturday, Sept. 1
Tentative deal at OU has raises, merit pay changes (Detroit News)
OU, union reach tentative accord (Free Press)
AAUP and OU reached a final agreement (Oakland Press)
Brutal schedule awaits Oakland (Oakland Press)
Mott battles the sun to win Grizzly Invite (Oakland Press)