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February 2013

Thursday, Feb. 28
University growth good for students, county (Oakland Press)
Grade pointless average? Most colleges don't care about GPAs (USA Today)
The Unhappy Hookah (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, Feb. 27
OU announces improvement projects (C&G News)
Former lawmakers to discuss fiscal cliff problem Thursday at Oakland University (Oakland Press)
Quick tweet: Oakland U. coach Greg Kampe (Free Press)
Wayne State pact sparks right-to-work questions (Free Press)
New path to associate's degree for Michigan community college students (Lansing State Journal)

Tuesday, Feb. 26
MSU study points to autism risk (Detroit News)
Man, 18, charged in slaying of MSU student (Detroit News)

Sunday, Feb. 24
Oakland University prepares for $65 million in transformations to improve university (Oakland Press)
Oakland men need OT to knock off Morehead St. (Oakland Press)
Adults Are Flocking to College That Paved Way for Flexibility (NY Times)

Friday, Feb. 22
Oakland University back in the spotlight hosting NCAA tournament at The Palace (Oakland Press)
University To Guarantee All Students A Job Upon Graduation (

Thursday, Feb. 21
Oakland University back in the spotlight hosting NCAA tournament at The Palace (Oakland Press)
Solar panels part of OU professor's plan to create net zero home (Fox Detroit)
In college, we Trust (Detroit News)
Wayne State University researchers map fetal brain signal (Detroit News)
Oakland University hosts autism summit (Fox Detroit)
Oakland U.'s Beckie Francis wins courage award after dealing with father's sexual abuse (Free Press)
OU INC. client cureLauncher captures top elevator pitch honors (Prosper)
Approval of enhancement projects to transform OU campus in 2014 (Prosper)
New $30M student housing, other upgrades for Oakland University (Metromode)
OU to award 16 scholarships to help aspiring engineers succeed (Prosper)
Impending U.S. cuts could slash U-M research $40M (Free Press)
U-M regents OK $175M in dorm renovations (Oakland Press)
Is a student from China taking my kid's college slot? (Bridge)
University of Michigan to consolidate central campus dining in upcoming renovations (Ann Arbor)
University of Michigan governing board approves library director, provost and law school appointments (Ann Arbor)
University of Michigan regents say they impressed donors during California trip (Ann Arbor)
Outgoing Michigan State Provost Kim Wilcox a finalist for University of Wisconsin chancellorship (MLive)

Wednesday, Feb. 20
Renowned naturalist Jane Goodall to share life's work at Oakland University (Oakland Press)
Area incubator nets money from government agency (Oakland Press)
Streaking Grizzlies at Fort Wayne today (Oakland Press)
Eastern Michigan University approve housing rate increase (Ann
MSU, LCC unions discussing contract extensions before right-to-work laws hit (Lansing State Journal)
Report Says Stanford Is First University to Raise $1 Billion in a Single Year (NY Times)
Universities Abroad Join Partnerships on the Web (NY Times)
It Takes a B.A. to Find a Job as a File Clerk (NY Times)

Tuesday, Feb. 19
WSU faculty union nears contract to beat back right to work (Detroit News)
Editorial: Grading universities will improve performance (Detroit News)

Monday, Feb. 18
Teacher unions race to ratify contracts (Detroit News)
Research trials at U-M personalize cancer treatments (Detroit News)
More than $4B in unrestricted funds held by Michigan universities is for projects, not tuition cuts (Free Press)
Jane Goodall to speak at Oakland University event (Oakland Press)
Oakland University's radios station competes for MTV award (Oakland Press)
More than $4B in unrestricted funds held by Michigan universities is for projects, not tuition cuts (Free Press)
Oakland Community College to repay $700,000 in student aid after dropouts (Oakland Press)
William Bennett: STEM-deficient education holds back nation's economy (Free Press)
A Degree Drawn in Red Ink (Wall Street Journal)
Prison and the Poverty Trap (NY Times)

Sunday, Feb. 17
Oakland University plans autism summit (Free Press)
For some Michigan families, autism help in short supply (Free Press)
Pell Grant scammers ripping off Michigan colleges for millions (Free Press)

Saturday, Feb. 16
In China, Families Bet It All on College for Their Children (NY Times)
Online Battle Over Sacred Scrolls, Real-World Consequences (NY Times)
Web Classes Grapple With Stopping Cheats (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, Feb. 15
Oakland women snap losing skid with 59-46 win over South Dakota (Oakland Press)
WSU's biggest research grant is renewed (Free Press)
WSU retains NIH branch (Detroit News)
Raise for Central Michigan University president brings pay to $364,000 (MLive)
University of Michigan opens first 24-hour cafe (Ann
Room and board rates to rise at Grand Valley State University (MLive)
Campus Clampdowns on Free Speech Flunk THeir Legal Test (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, Feb. 14
OU opening second autism research center (Oakland Press)
OU men seek revenge on S. Dakota (Oakland Press)
Site keeps scorecard to help compare universities (Free Press)
Business group posts university dashboard (Detroit News)
CMU considers Detroit expansion (Detroit News)
College: A smart investment (Detroit News)
Scorecard for Colleges Needs Work, Experts Say (NY Times)
Why running your college kid's life may be doing more harm than good (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, Feb. 13
OU plans $65M campus expansion (Oakland Press)
Oakland University approves construction of $30 million residence hall (Free Press)
Oakland University Approves Plans for $65 Million in Housing, Parking, Athletics (Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch)
Housing complex, parking structure construction OK'd at Oakland U (Detroit News)
Oakland University has plans to transform campus, add parking and housing (Click on Detroit)
Oakland University board approves student housing complex, other projects totaling $65 million (Crain's)
Charter schools authorized by DPS found to be among worst-performing statewide (Free Press)

Monday, Feb. 11
Othello at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater Review (Wall Street Journal)
Push to Gauge Bang for Buck from College Gains Steam (Wall Street Journal)
Sunday, Feb. 10
Pat Caputo: Fate twisted and Oakland became Greg Kampe's dream come true (Oakland Press)

Saturday, Feb. 9
Oakland University student Lindsay Beaver in competition for MLB Fan Cave (Oakland Press)
Battling College Costs, a Paycheck at a Time (NY Times)

Friday, Feb. 8
Oakland University, Oakland Community College leaders praise Snyder's plan to boost funding (Oakland Press)
School advocates say budget increase is a start, but not enough (Detroit News)
University of Michigan head of research warns Congress against $60B cuts in research funding (Ann Arbor)
Spring Arbor University to help with loans if income is low (Free Press)
Spring Arbor offers money back if grads don't earn certain income after graduation (Oakland Press)

Thursday, Feb. 7
Snyder wants 2% bump in education funding (Detroit News)
Snyder budget plans include bump in education funding, Medicaid expansion (Crain's)
Snyder wants 2 percent bump in Michigan education funding (Oakland Press)
WSU faculty contracts could be near, but wages unresolved (Free Press)
Wayne State OKs new Warren tech education center (Oakland Press)
College credit recommended for free online courses (Detroit News)
Big MOOC Coursera Moves Closer to Academic Acceptance (Wall Street Journal)
Leader Signals G.O.P. Shift on Wages and College Aid (NY Times)
Extra Help for Foreign M.B.A.s (Wall Street Journal)
N.C. governor attacks higher ed, proposes funding colleges by graduates' jobs (Washington Post)
Does an 'A' in Ethics Have Any Value? (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, Feb. 6
Poetry award goes to Oakland University prof (Detroit News)
Letters: Are Michigan universities worth it? (Detroit News)
Metro Detroit booms as top tech center (Oakland Press)
Grand Valley finds energy efficiency payback gets harder as university gets better at it (Crain's)
OUCARES adds new location to help meet needs of autism community (Prosper)
WSU to sell $92M in bonds to fund buildings in Midtown, Warren (Crain's)

Tuesday, Feb. 5
U-M's new general counsel tells faculty his job is to represent the university and help it avoid risk (Ann Arbor)
Oakland basketball to open next season at North Carolina, at UCLA (Free Press)
Changing by degrees: Law allowing some new bachelor's programs has community colleges eyeing possibilities (Crain's)
This just in: WSU mulls $12 million tech ed center in Warren (Crain's)

Monday, Feb. 4
University Research Corridor a worthy investment (Detroit News)
Kalamazoo College student from West Bloomfield Twp. dies after bacterial meningitis diagnosis (Detroit News)
Multimillion dollar bike-sharing program planned for University of Michigan and downtown Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor)
Pleas intensify for more college aid (Detroit News)
Chrysler one of the big winners in Super Bowl commercials (Oakland Press)
Retooling schooling: Colleges add lures as they fish a smaller student pool (Crain's)
Gov. Rick Snyder's administration says 'additional investment' for public education to be included in Michigan budget proposal (MLive)
U-M's new general counsel tells faculty his job is to represent the university and help it avoid risk (Ann Arbor)
Law students looking to biz as alternative in tight market (Crain's)
Reporter's notebook: Gifts to colleges grow in 2012 (Crain's)
Report: Greater Detroit a leader in tech employment, innovation (Crain's)
College Endowments Show Weak Returns (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, Feb. 3
Texas fight highlights higher ed culture clash (Detroit News)

Saturday, Feb. 2
Oakland University welcomes crowds to Engineering and Computer Science Day (Oakland Press)
Women's basketball: Oakland loses another close game, falling at home to Omaha (Oakland Press)

Friday, Feb. 1
Oakland University hosts annual engineering event (Oakland Press)
OU offers IT program at Mount Clemens (Macomb Daily)
Wayne State faculty union racing clock for a deal before right-to-work takes effect (Free Press)
My Valuable, Cheap College Degree (NY Times)
Crop of New Law Schools Opens Amid a Lawyer Glut (Wall Street Journal)
Best Value Colleges strive to cut tuition sticker shock (USA Today)
Harvard Punishes Dozens of Students for Cheating (Wall Street Journal)
Claremont announces shortlist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award (LA Times)
Study Confirms College Endowment Drop (NY Times)