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Hurricane Irma: University of South Florida leader fled state as students braced for storm, report says

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Meet the drum major of U of M's marching band

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Woman Kicked Out of School for 1938 Pregnancy Gets Diploma

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Detroit News predictions: Michigan State vs. Notre Dame
Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo, Angelique Chengelis and Matt Charboneau look ahead to Week 4 for Michigan and Michigan State. Detroit News. Matt Charboneau, Angelique S. Chengelis, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their predictions for the Michigan State vs. Notre Dame game (8 p.m. Saturday, FOX, WJR 760). Matt Charboneau: The Spartans had the extra week to prepare and they’ll need it as the Fighting Irish come to town with a potent rushing attack   Read More ...
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Detroit News predictions: Michigan vs. Purdue
Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo, Angelique Chengelis and Matt Charboneau look ahead to Week 4 for Michigan and Michigan State. Detroit News. Angelique S. Chengelis, Matt Charboneau, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their predictions for the Michigan vs. Purdue game (4 p.m. Saturday, FOX, WWJ 950, WTKA 1050). Angelique S. Chengelis: Purdue is on a tremendous high coming off the win over Missouri, and this will be a Homecoming sellout   Read More ...
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BYU ends ban on caffeinated soda sales on campus
Salt Lake City — Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: “It’s happening.” The move sparked social media celebrations from current and former students, with many recalling how they had hauled their own 2-liter bottles of caffeinated sodas in their backpacks to keep awake for study sessions   Read More ...
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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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Stephen M. Ross donates another $50 million to University of Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Real estate developer and alumnus Stephen M. Ross today donated an additional $50 million to the University of Michigan, bringing his total lifetime giving to $378 million. The majority of the new gift will support career development programs for students, innovative action-based learning experiences such as student-run investment funds and new business ventures, and resources for attracting and developing junior faculty   Read More ...
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Miami Dolphins owner donates $50M more to UM
Stephen M. Ross — a billionaire real estate developer and Miami Dolphins owner — is donating another $50 million to the University of Michigan to support student projects and faculty recruitment, university officials announced Wednesday. The gift brings his total UM giving to $378 million, continuing his title as the single largest donor to the university. It also pushes UM’s student support portion of the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign over the $1 billion goal   Read More ...
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Stephen Ross donates another $50 million to University of Michigan
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. The University of Michigan's biggest donor is pledging another $50 million to the business school that already bears his name, university officials announced this morning. Stephen Ross has pledged an additional $50 million to the school, bringing his total giving pledge to the university to $378 million   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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Column: Students deserve higher ed options
Americans are obtaining college degrees than ever before — just over one-third of Americans have a bachelor’s degree or higher. This increase in students parallels an increase in demand from employers and businesses for skilled workers. As more people graduate, more highly qualified, educated people are able to enter the workforce. This increased demand has created unique challenges for parents, students, and those of us in the higher education community   Read More ...
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Our Editorial: Intolerance on display at MSU
The bad behavior that’s become common on campuses isn’t just the fault of students. All too often members of the faculty are behind the intolerance, instigating movements to block speakers and events that counter their (usually liberal) point of view. Michigan’s public universities are no different. Case in point: A faculty member at Michigan State University tried to prevent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from speaking briefly at the grand opening today of the university’s Grand Rapids Research Center   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
Offensive lineman Brian Allen, and linebackers Chris Frey and Andrew Dowell talk about preparing for Notre Dame.   Read More ...
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Hurricane Irma: University of South Florida leader fled state as students braced for storm, report says
For the residents of the Bayshore Towers, seeing some aluminum carport panels on the ground was not near the level of destruction they expected from Hurricane Irma. Kelly Jordan, USA TODAY. As Hurricane Irma bore down on students at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, the school's leader fled to safety in Atlanta before implying via email that she remained on campus   Read More ...
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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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UM Black Student Union: Racial slurs left on door tags
The doors to the rooms of three black students at the University of Michigan were vandalized over the weekend with racist slurs, according to the school’s Black Student Union. Campus police were investigating the incidents. The word “N-----” was written underneath their name tags placed on their dorm room doors, according to the campus’ Black Student Union. The group went public with the alleged incidents via Twitter on Sunday and by Sunday night, campus police said they were investigating   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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Meet the drum major of U of M's marching band
VIDEO - University of Michigan Marching Band drum major Kevin Zhang. A 2014 Northville High School graduate, Zhang now leads the 400-member band that regularly entertains 100,000-plus people at Michigan Stadium. Wochit. Kevin Zhang's performance enthusiasm has taken him from the football field at Northville High School to the Big House — Michigan Stadium. Zhang, a 2014 Northville graduate, is this season's drum major for the University of Michigan marching band, leading marchers through pregame and halftime shows at Wolverines football games and helping coach them during rehearsals   Read More ...
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Detroit charter school shows off $6M in renovations
Buy Photo. Detroit — A $6 million renovation of a Detroit charter school unveiled on Friday includes nine new classrooms and six new science labs, officials with University Prep Academy Middle School said. Originally constructed as a clinic in 1949, the building at 5310 St. Antoine was purchased by the Thompson Educational Foundation, founded by Bob and Ellen Thompson, in 2004 and renovated to add a gymnasium and space to the school   Read More ...
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Harvard removes title for Chelsea Manning amid CIA spat
Harvard University reversed its decision to name Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow early Friday, a day after CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped a planned appearance over the title for the soldier who was convicted of leaking classified information. Douglas Elmendorf, the dean of the university’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, wrote in a statement posted to the university’s website that naming Manning a visiting fellow was a mistake, even though he said the title carries no special honor   Read More ...
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Raise for University of Michigan's president puts pay over $800K
A pay raise for University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel is bumping his salary to more than $800,000 a year. The school's Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to approve a 3.5 percent raise for Schlissel. The pay hike will give him a base salary of nearly $824,000, up from about $795,000. Regents approved 3 percent raises for Schlissel each of the past two years   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 passes $1.5B fundraising goal
The East Lansing school announced Friday the Empower Extraordinary campaign has raised significant money for improving its business and music colleges as well as health science research. It’s also boosted the number of endowed faculty positions. The university says it has created about 1,200 funds for scholarships. Officials say roughly 230,000 alumni and others have contributed to the campaign. About 60 percent of the gifts have come from individual donors, and graduates have contributed 36 percent   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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WSU student robbed at gunpoint on campus
A Wayne State University student was robbed at gunpoint Sunday while walking on campus. Two suspects have been arrested, police say. According to Wayne State University police, the 22-year-old woman was walking at St. Antoine, north of East Canfield, toward where she parked her car when she realized a man was standing ahead of her and another man was walking behind her   Read More ...
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Woman Kicked Out of School for 1938 Pregnancy Gets Diploma
She told the superintendent that failing to get a high school diploma was one of the biggest regrets of her life. GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman has received her high school diploma eight decades after being kicked out of school for being pregnant. Iris Weatherwax, 97, was given an honorary diploma, cap and gown on Wednesday, The Flint Journal reported   Read More ...
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DeVos speaking invite to MSU center sparks backlash
Can Michigan State University’s values be bought? That’s the question that faculty and students are asking as they lobby President Lou Anna Simon to rescind an invitation for U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to speak at the grand opening of the university’s Grand Rapids Research Center later this month. DeVos is scheduled to speak Sept. 20 at the Grand Rapids Research Center — built to continue research of the College of Human Medicine, which expanded in 2010 to the Secchia Center, a privately-funded facility in downtown Grand Rapids   Read More ...
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