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December 2012

Monday, Dec. 31
Oakland University rings up $6.5 for bell tower (Fox10TV)
The Return of the Natives (NY Times)
Pressure to Rein In Tuition Squeezes Colleges (Wall Street Journal)
Crain's List: Oakland County's Largest Employers (Crain's)

Sunday, Dec. 30
Liberal arts colleges forced to evolve with market (MLive)

Saturday, Dec. 29
Oakland University's women's basketball coach survives sexual abuse (Oakland Press)
Colleges Rise as They Reject (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, Dec. 28
Oakland University rings up $6.5 for bell tower (
Dean's List: Hiring spree fattens college bureaucracy - and tuition (Wall Street Journal)
The Hidden Revolution in Online Learning (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, Dec. 26
Top 10 U.S. colleges and universities spending on research and development (Free Press)
The Unsung heroes of medicine (
Campus Protests Return, but Over Rebranding (NY Times)

Sunday, Dec. 23
OU Chef Brings Home Gold Medal in Culinary Olympics (Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch)
College hoops: EMU falls to Oakland University, 59-57 (Heritage Newspapers)
Oakland University's Riverview Institute is providing skilled LPNs (Oakland Press)
Michigan 2-year colleges now can offer bachelor's degrees (Detroit News)
U-M regents heading to California to meet with donors (Free Press)
Rick Haglund: Decreasing college dropout rate is crucial to Michigan's economic future (MLive)

Saturday, Dec. 22
EMU gives a gift to Oakland University (Pro Sports Blogging)
OU to add carillon tower to campus after $6.5-million gift (Free Press)
$6.5M donated for Oakland U. bell tower (Detroit News)

Friday, Dec. 21
Oakland University to use $6.5M gift for carillon tower in campus transformation effort (Free Press)
New bell tower to ring at Oakland University (Crain's)
Oakland University president reaches out to Conn. Gov. Malloy (Oakland Press)
Michigan college presidents seek campus gun ban (Oakland Press)
Med school deans: Don't cut funds for health system (Detroit News)
Beaumont Hospital in Troy reveals new inpatient rehabilitation unit (Oakland Press)
Michigan among top in hi-tech growth (Oakland Press)
Oakland University to build bell tower with 6.5 million donation (Oakland Press)
Oakland University rings up $6.5 for bell tower (

Thursday, Dec. 20
2-year colleges await 4-year plan (Detroit News)
ACLU sues secretary of state (Free Press)

Wednesday, Dec. 19
Western Michigan University changing emergency alert system, may expand security after Newtown school shooting (Detroit News)
Arrests in a freshman's drinking death reflect a tougher approach (Wall Street Journal)
More students are taking community college courses while in high school (Wall Street Journal)

OU athletes serve local community during holiday season, finals (Oakland Press)
Golden Grizzlies set to hit the road for another long trip (Oakland Press)
Congress' action puts Nigerian closer to medical school dream (Free Press)

Tuesday, Dec. 18
The irrational fear of for-profit education (Wall Street Journal)
Lansing Community College counselors safe - for now (Lansing State Journal)
Beaumont Health System debuts $8.6 million heart center (Oakland Press)
Wayne State's faculty willing to go on strike (Free Press)
WSU faculty union OKs possible strike (Detroit News)
Oakland catches Valpo with big late-game run (Oakland Press)
Oakland gets confidence-building win over Valparaiso (Free Press)
EMU student buried as police search for killer (Free Press)

Monday, Dec. 17
How Michigan's right-to-work law will impact faculty at Grand Rapids-area colleges (Mlive)
Local store owner: 'Preppers stocking up whether or no apocalypse is imminent (Oakland Press)
Kampe looking to gauge his Grizzlies tonight (Oakland Press)
Without freshman phenom, OU women fall to Purdue (Oakland Press)
Tech training helps launch worker into new field (Free Press)

Sunday, Dec. 16
Oakland County reacts to mass shooting (Oakland Press)
OU professor pens memoir for education fund (Oakland Press)
GVSU making presence felt in Detroit (Free Press)
Scaring away the grads Michigan needs to woo (Free Press)

Friday, Dec. 14
Who can still afford State U? (Wall Street Journal) OU students mixed on state abortion bills (Oakland Press)
Autopsy in EMU death suggests foul play (Detroit News)
EMU student's death investigated (Free Press)
Tuition protest held on behalf of undocumented students at U-M (Free Press)

Thursday, Dec. 13
Death shocks students (Free Press)
Student's killing shocks EMU (Detroit News)
Macomb County's face is changing (Detroit News)
Chairwoman named at med school (Free Press)

Wednesday, Dec. 12
U-M's social media director quits over lie on resume (Free Press)
U of M social media director resigns amid resume scrutiny (Oakland Press)
Eastern Michigan student found dead off campus (Free Press)
EMU authorities confirm off-campus death of student (Detroit News)
Forget the stereotypes: Men really want warmth and affection from women (Free Press)
MSU board vote on phase of $600M physics project (Free Press)
University of Iowa adds optional sexual orientation question to application (Oakland Press)
Fundraising at Grand Valley State University down 43 percent in 2012 (MLive)

Tuesday, Dec. 11
$75,000 to settle lawsuit at EMU (Free Press)
Courting Merit Scholars Opens Door to Questions (NY Times)

Monday, Dec. 10
UDM law clinic moves to extend reach (Detroit News)
What's in a Name? In This Family, College Is the Accomplishment (NY Times)
How About a Bar Exam for Teachers? (Wall Street Journal)
Stem-Cell Cures Without the Controversy (Wall Street Journal)
Tenure Fight Takes New Form (Wall Street Journal)
DTE Gives Oakland University a $131,000 Rebate (Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch)
Cost of higher education: Degrees minus the big debt (USA Today)
New UC logo a no-go with students and alumni (LA Times)
Oakland U. plans $30M facility to house growing student population (Oakland Tech News)
Fastener and Joining Institute a one-of-a-kind, aids auto industry, NASA (Oakland Tech News)

Sunday, Dec. 9
Smoking banned on Oakland campus starting fall 2013 (Oakland Press)
Who Will Hold Colleges Accountable? (NY Times)
To Steer Students Toward Jobs, Florida May Cut Tuition for Select Majors (NY Times)

Saturday, Dec. 8
Oakland County Business Roundtable meets in Troy (Oakland Press)
U-M lecturers rally regarding salary turns into right-to-work protest (Free Press)
U-M lecturers say pay too low (Detroit News)

Friday, Dec. 7
Wayne State University official who alleged funds misused sues over firing (Free Press)
Men's basketball: Oakland makes quick stop at O'rena to beat Rochester College (Oakland Press)
'(Bleep) Censorship' posters not OK on Saginaw Valley State billboards, prompting legal change (MLive)
How Obamacare health reform could affect faculty at colleges and universities (MLive)
Oakland University to Invest $30 Million in More Student Housing (Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch)

Thursday, Dec. 6
A classroom for teachers (Detroit News)
Activist jailed for harassing WSU researcher (Detroit News)
Why everyone shouldn't go to college (Washington Post)
Big Test at Johns Hopkins (Wall Street Journal)
Resident Executives Offer Practical Aspect (Wall Street Journal)
Setting Up Shop on the West Coast (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, Dec. 5
Michigan tries to lure best, brightest back (Detroit News)
New student housing to answer strong demand for OU programs (Oakland County Prosper)
Online learning enrollment growing rapidly (Spinal Column)

Tuesday, Dec. 4
Oakland University To Build New Dorms (CBS Detroit)
Oakland University plans for new housing project after school has been locating students to hotel (MLive)
Oakland University to add new housing by fall 2014 (Oakland Press)
Oakland University passes $29.9 million housing proposal (Daily Tribune)

Monday, Dec. 3
Why the college degree mania? (Detroit News)
New agreement allows Washtenaw Community College transfers to receive associate degree with University of Michigan credits (Ann Arbor)
Editorial: $10K college degrees are on to something (USA Today)
National youth employment at lowest level since WWII; 17 percent of Michigan teens and young adults considered 'disconnected' (MLive)
$800,000 DHS grant will fund coaches to help former foster care students at 7 Michigan colleges (MLive)
President Gerald R. Ford's daughter, Susan Ford Bales, to speak to Grand Valley State University graduates on Saturday (MLive)
Risks of studying abroad examined (USA Today)

Sunday, Dec. 2
Author Elmore Leonard still writing after 45 books (Oakland Press)