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How do you compare? Average student debt by college

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Mitch Albom: Dropping kids off at college – then vs. now

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Mitch Albom: Dropping kids off at college – then vs. now


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Demanding donors to colleges, universities hold sway

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Demanding donors to colleges, universities hold sway


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Marygrove College to drop undergraduate programs

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Marygrove College to drop undergraduate programs


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Detroit student: I’m ready for college. Here’s why

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Michigan's Calvin College still one of America's most sober campuses

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Michigan native Betsy DeVos visits Grand Rapids to promote community college training

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Irish pose 'personal rivalry' for MSU's Lewerke, Dowell
Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo, Angelique Chengelis and Matt Charboneau look ahead to Week 4 for Michigan and Michigan State. Detroit News. East Lansing — There will be plenty of familiar faces on each side of the ball Saturday night when Michigan State hosts Notre Dame, and that’s not an odd thing when teams from the same region of the country play on a regular basis   Read More ...
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Don Brown: Michigan's defense has plenty left up its sleeve
The relief, at least for a little bit, hit Don Brown late Saturday afternoon. After spending roughly nine months worrying about Air Force, the triple option and everything that goes along with defending a service academy, Michigan's defensive coordinator looked at the stats and saw results. Michigan held Air Force to its lowest total yardage total since 2012. And while Brown has gotten plenty of credit for Michigan's overall defensive performance through three weeks, the Wolverines' defensive coordinator is heaping it all back on his players   Read More ...
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Average student loan debt for Michigan students still tops $30,000
The average amount families spent nationwide in 2016-17 for college was $23,757 but costs were significantly higher for families in the northeast, according to the "How America Pays for College Report." Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press. Maria Williams is hoping a little selective reading will help her from keeling over in shock when she gets her first student loan bill in about a year   Read More ...
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How do you compare? Average student debt by college
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program began in 2007 for college grads who pay their student loans on time for 10 years and work in public service jobs. Wochit. About 63% of graduates from Michigan public and nonprofit colleges had federal or private student loan debt last year. Among those students, the average amount owed was $30,852, according to data released today by the Institute for College Access and Success   Read More ...
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Brian Allen, Chris Frey and Andrew Dowell on Notre Dame
Offensive lineman Brian Allen, and linebackers Chris Frey and Andrew Dowell talk about preparing for Notre Dame.   Read More ...
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Grant Perry on his role in Tarik Black's absence
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UM's Jon Jansen on Colin Kaepernick
Former UM and NFL star Jon Jansen was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in September 2017.   Read More ...
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Brian Allen, Frey and Andrew Dowell talk about Notre Dame
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College head ousted for ‘lack of leadership’ amid Irma
St. Petersburg, Fla. — As the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus was preparing for a hit from Hurricane Irma, its leader suggested to her boss in an email that she was still there when she had actually left the state, a newspaper reported. Sophia Wisniewska, regional chancellor for the Tampa-based university, negotiated a resignation Monday as university officials were set to fire her for incompetence and “lack of leadership   Read More ...
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Detroit sports definitions for Merriam-Webster's new dictionary words
Michigan wide receiver Grant Perry appeared in an example of one of Merriam-Webster's new dictionary words. We also wrote our own definitions.   Read More ...
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Fleet-footed QBs highlight MSU-Notre Dame matchup
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Central Michigan takes first loss of season, 41-17, at Syracuse
As thousands of recent Michigan public high school graduates head to college this month, we take a look at the colleges and universities in the state that are top destinations for students. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press. SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Eric Dungey rushed for 105 yards and one touchdown and threw for another, tailback Dontae Strickland scored twice, and Syracuse beat Central Michigan, 41-17, on Saturday   Read More ...
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Holdup for borrowers claiming for-profit college fraud
Washington — Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. The Education Department is sitting on more than 65,000 unapproved claims as it rewrites Obama-era rules that sought to better protect students   Read More ...
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UM leads Michigan universities in college rankings
Buy Photo. None of Michigan’s national universities ranked in the top 10 or 20 list of U.S. News & World Report best colleges for 2018, which were announced Tuesday. The University of Michigan did top the list of the state’s universities coming in at No. 28. UM was followed by Michigan State University at No. 81, Michigan Technological University at No   Read More ...
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Kalamazoo community college president, 81, to retire
The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that 81-year-old Marilyn Schlack, who has held the post since 1982, submitted a letter of retirement at the school’s board of trustees meeting Tuesday. Schlack says in an email to faculty and staff that “innovation and the pursuit of excellence are both an expectation and a tradition” at the school. She says it’s time for her to seek new opportunities   Read More ...
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Man found incompetent for trial in college student's slaying
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been found incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a Western Michigan University student during a robbery. MLive.com reports a Kalamazoo County judge on Monday agreed to accept the findings by the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry for Jordan Waire. Waire was ordered to undergo treatment at the center to render him competent for trial   Read More ...
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Mich. college settles in nursing student’s lawsuit
Flint — A Michigan college has been ordered to pay a woman’s nursing school tuition after she was dismissed for questioning lessons she says taught students to scare patients into vaccinations. Nichole Rolfe, 35, was awarded about $15,000 on Tuesday in a lawsuit against Baker College, the Flint Journal reported . Rolfe sued the college in 2015, saying an instructor at the school’s Owosso campus told students to threaten and panic patients into immunization   Read More ...
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Man found incompetent for trial in college student's slaying
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A 21-year-old man has been found incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a Western Michigan University student during a robbery. MLive.com reports a Kalamazoo County judge on Monday agreed to accept the findings by the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry for Jordan Waire. Waire was ordered to undergo treatment at the center to render him competent for trial   Read More ...
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Man found incompetent for trial in college student's slaying
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been found incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a Western Michigan University student during a robbery. MLive.com reports a Kalamazoo County judge on Monday agreed to accept the findings by the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry for Jordan Waire. Waire was ordered to undergo treatment at the center to render him competent for trial   Read More ...
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Go Blue! University of Michigan named best public college in America
DETROIT - Another reason to yell "Go Blue" today. Niche has released its annual College Rankings list and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is ranked the No. 1 public college in the country. These new rankings analyze factors like academics, professors, value, diversity, and campus life using data from the U.S. Department of Education and more, as well as millions of reviews from students and alumni   Read More ...
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Women’s colleges more welcoming to transgender students
Wellesley, Mass. — Until last year, Ninotska Love would have been barred from attending Wellesley College. She’s an accomplished student who has persevered through hardship, but under longstanding rules, the college would have rejected her. Now the rules have changed. This week, Love became one of the first transgender women to attend Wellesley in the school’s 147-year history. “For me to be accepted to one of the best colleges for women in the nation, it is a big validation of the person that I have become   Read More ...
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Michigan State students are drinking less. No, really.
Underage drinking among high school and college students is on the decline, according to federal data. At Michigan State University more students are choosing not to drink underage compared to students 10 years ago. Wochit. Buy Photo. EAST LANSING - Alexea Hankin gets mixed reactions to her decision not to drink alcohol. Sometimes, it's confusion: How could she not imbibe at Michigan State University,given its long-standing party school reputation? Sometimes, she's asked to play beer pong, her partner assuming she’ll be more able to sink cups thanks to her sobriety   Read More ...
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Mitch Albom: Dropping kids off at college – then vs. now
As thousands of recent Michigan public high school graduates head to college this month, we take a look at the colleges and universities in the state that are top destinations for students. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press. Buy Photo. I was on a college campus last week, and saw vehicles unloading new students. It made me nostalgic. Then I realized if parents were recalling that milestone from, say, 50 years ago, and parents were recalling it from today, we’d be hearing two different stories …   Read More ...
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Demanding donors to colleges, universities hold sway
On his way to becoming the University of Michigan's largest donor, Stephen M. Ross and a group of business partners donated a collective gift to his alma mater. Detroit Free Press. Buy Photo. Fund-raising by institutions of higher learning has never been more successful. But its donors can be demanding. Charitable contributions to colleges and universities in the U.S. have increased every year since 2010, according to an annual survey by the Council for Aid to Education, reaching a new height at $41 billion last year   Read More ...
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Database: Search college enrollment rates by school or district
As thousands of recent Michigan public high school graduates head to college this month, we take a look at the colleges and universities in the state that are top destinations for students. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press. A total of 62,653 students or 61.5% of the Class of 2016 enrolled in college within six months of graduation. Female high school graduates were more likely to attend college at 66% compared with males at 57%, according to the latest college enrollment data from the state   Read More ...
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Which Michigan colleges draw the most state grads?
As thousands of recent Michigan public high school graduates head to college this month, we take a look at the colleges and universities in the state that are top destinations for students. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press. Thousands of Michigan students who graduated from high school this spring will be arriving on college campuses this month, ready to begin their college careers   Read More ...
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Top college destinations for Michigan students
As thousands of recent Michigan public high school graduates head to college this month, we take a look at the colleges and universities in the state that are top destinations for students.   Read More ...
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Flint scholarship gets $2M from Pistons owner, utility
Flint — Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and a Michigan utility’s foundation are each committing $1 million to help fund college scholarships in Flint in the wake of the city’s water crisis. The $2 million in combined pledges announced Wednesday aim to create a “Flint Promise,” starting with students graduating next spring. It’s not clear how much has been raised, though Gov   Read More ...
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Northwestern Michigan College gets $8.8M residence hall
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Northwestern Michigan College is getting more student housing as a new $8.8 million residence hall opens its doors. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports a grand opening for the 135-bed North Hall, which also includes a fitness center, was scheduled for Monday. The school's President Tim Nelson calls it "21st century college and university living at its finest   Read More ...
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Michigan’s Gentry rolls with switch to tight end
UM game-by-game predictions from Angelique S. Chengelis Last Slide Next Slide Ann Arbor — Although Zach Gentry has grown to enjoy playing tight end at Michigan, there are things he misses about being a quarterback. The 6-foot-7 Gentry, a redshirt sophomore, was a three-year starting quarterback in high school in Albuquerque and had committed to play the position at Texas before signing with the Wolverines to play for coach Jim Harbaugh   Read More ...
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Michigan preseason camp: What we learned in the third week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Michigan football team completed its third week of preseason camp, and while practices remain closed, we’ll fill you in on what we’ve learned. This rundown this week includes Michigan quarterback John O’Korn explaining how his working relationship with Wilton Speight is in a better place, how Speight slimmed down in the offseason and why wide receiver Eddie McDoom and his teammates have high expectations despite the drastic turnover from Michigan’s 2016 roster   Read More ...
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Here are the hardest colleges to get into in Michigan, according review site
DETROIT - It may not surprise you to see the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor listed as the most difficult school to get into in the state, but you might be shocked to see some of the other schools listed just below it. The researchers at Niche.com said they used acceptance rates and SAT/ACT test score data from the U.S. Department of Education to rank the "hardest colleges to get into" in the country   Read More ...
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Universities offer aid to Marygrove College students
Universities stepped up Thursday to offer assistance to Marygrove College students to help them complete their education in the wake of the school’s announcement that it will drop all undergraduate programs. Wayne State University is planning an informational session next week, while Spring Arbor University is offering to match financial aid packages. WSU advisers representing admissions, financial aid, academics and the Transfer Student Success Center will be available from 3-7 p   Read More ...
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Marygrove College halting undergrad programs
In a move hailed as unlike any other in the country, Marygrove College announced Wednesday it will drop undergraduate programs in winter semester, and only offer graduate and professional development programs. “We know of no other college in the country that has made this type of transformation, a transformation not unlike our historically bold moves to educate women when it wasn’t fashionable, to bring 68 African American students to Marygrove in 1968 with the 68 for ’68 initiative, to create one of the nation’s first Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) degrees, a distance-learning curriculum to help teachers to advance in their careers, and to commit to an urban leadership strategic vision,” Marygrove President Elizabeth Burns said in a statement   Read More ...
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Marygrove College to drop undergraduate programs
Marygrove College will drop its undergraduate degree programs this winter and go to a strictly graduate school, the Detroit school announced today. The move comes as the college, like many private colleges, faces dropping enrollment and resulting financial pressures. “Regrettably, Marygrove has experienced the same enrollment and financial issues as many liberal arts colleges across the country and the state," Marygrove President Elizabeth Burns said in a press release   Read More ...
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Schoolcraft College offers internships in life sciences
Livonia — Students at Schoolcraft College in Livonia can take internships to help them prepare for biological, biomedical and veterinary technician jobs. The school is partnering with the Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center in Plymouth, west of Detroit. Schoolcraft’s Biology 290 and Biology 295 internships start this fall. Students will use the center’s lab space and equipment for research lessons such as cell culture techniques and DNA extraction   Read More ...
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Michigan RB Elijah Collins has Michigan State, 3 other Big Ten schools in top 6
Elijah Collins, a running back from Detroit, Mich., has four Big Ten schools in his list of six schools, including an in-state favorite. Collins, who’s rated as a 3-star running back according to 247Sports, tweeted out his top six Monday evening, which includes Michigan State, Purdue, Wisconsin and Iowa. Also in Collins’ top six are Pitt and Mississippi State. According to 247Sports composite, Collins is ranked as the 21st-best prospect in the state of Michigan and the 56th-best running back prospect nationally in the class of 2018   Read More ...
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Detroit student: I’m ready for college. Here’s why
Michigan State University is my dream college, and I’m well on my way to meeting the requirements I need to make this dream come true. And I have my high school to thank for that. I have been attending Voyageur College Prep in Detroit since ninth grade, and it’s great with preparing students for college. I have come a long way since the beginning of my time there   Read More ...
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Michigan's Calvin College still one of America's most sober campuses
Betty Ford would approve. Calvin College, located in Grand Rapids, recently ranked in the top 10 for colleges with the least alcohol and marijuana use. The list is a part of the The Princeton Review's 2018 annual "Best Colleges" rankings, which includes 382 schools. Calvin College ranked sixth for least alcohol use and 10th for least marijuana use. The Christian college was founded in 1876 and currently has 3,918 students enrolled   Read More ...
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Michigan native Betsy DeVos visits Grand Rapids to promote community college training
Buy Photo. GRAND RAPIDS — From sampling the slow-cooked brisket at the Peter Secchia Institute for Culinary Education to talking with grade school kids participating in a summer camp that teaches construction skills, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos returned to Michigan this week to continue her promotion of education that goes beyond traditional public schools and universities. “I think we should be emphasizing the multitude of pathways to higher education, recognizing and acknowledging that we have many different kinds of students, many different personalities,” she said Tuesday after touring several programs offered at Grand Rapids Community College   Read More ...
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