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

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Database: Search college enrollment rates by school or district

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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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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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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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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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North Farmington students gain internet fame over senior IDs
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US student in acid attack asks prayers for suspect
Paris — An American college student who was one of four women attacked with acid at a Marseille train station says on Facebook that she’s planning to continue her “incredible opportunity” to study in France. Michelle Krug asked for prayers for the alleged assailant, a 41-year-old woman described by police as “disturbed.” The four women are part of the study abroad program of Boston College, a private Jesuit school   Read More ...
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Michigan high schools welcome Chinese exchange students
Ann Arbor — Crystal Jia’s parents wanted her to have a better education. So they sent the 16-year-old from China halfway around the world to enroll at Chelsea High School in Washtenaw County. Jia is one of two Chinese students attending Chelsea High School this school year through the school’s new partnership with BCC International Education group. Dexter Community Schools, Saline Area Schools and Ann Arbor Public Schools began working with BCC International in the last year or two, and some Washtenaw County schools work with other organizations to host students from other countries as well   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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Michigan teacher accused of 'violently snatching' student from chair for sitting during pledge
A teacher in eastern Michigan has been placed on administrative leave after she was accused of "violently snatching" a sixth-grade student from his chair as he stayed seated for the Pledge of Allegiance. Brian Chaney of Farmington Hills, Michigan, said a teacher consultant forced his 11-year-old son, Stone, to stand for the pledge late last week at East Middle School. Chaney called the action a violation of his son's civil rights, explaining that Stone had been making a personal decision not to salute the American flag — but to honor God and his family — for the past several years   Read More ...
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Marygrove cutting undergrad program 'a kick in the stomach'
The Salvation Army's Bed and Bread truck brings free meals to the hungry and the poor, right in the neighborhoods where they live. Salwan Georges, Mark Kurlyandchik/Detroit Free Press. Buy Photo. Students, faculty, and alumni rallied outside the gates of Marygrove College in Detroit today in protest of the Catholic school's decision in August to end undergraduate programs and focus only on graduate and professional development programs   Read More ...
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Farmington Hills teacher accused of assaulting student who sat during Pledge
Ever since Stone Chaney was a second-grader at Beechview Elementary School in Farmington Hills, he's sat during the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance with no incident. That changed last week at East Middle School on the third day of the school year, when the sixth-grader says he was yanked out of his chair by one teacher on Thursday and yelled at by another the next day when he didn't stand for the pledge   Read More ...
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Farmington teacher accused of mistreating student on leave
A Farmington Public Schools middle school teacher has been put on leave after a being accused by a parent of manhandling a student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Brian Chaney, a parent in the district, said in a post on his Facebook page that his son Stone was "violently snatched from his chair for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance" at school Sept   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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Program lets students check out ‘virtual’ library card
Sterling Heights — Local libraries are offering a new take on checking out books and resources — a virtual library card. Libraries are opening all their online resources to Utica Community Schools public school students in partnership with local communities. The students of Utica Community Schools, grades K-12, will be given log-ins and pin numbers that will allow them to digitally access special collections and reference resources at the libraries   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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Letter: WSU recruits Detroit students
A recent article, “Wayne State Grapples with Decline in Black Detroiters,” Sept. 5, was incomplete and incorrectly identified underlying factors behind the decrease in black student enrollment at Wayne State University. We were disappointed by the story’s presentation of data in a sensationalistic way. First, to suggest that it is an anomaly for an African-American student from Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Community District to come to Wayne State is ludicrous   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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Houston students ‘excited’ to go to school after Harvey
Houston — Students in Houston on their first day of classes following city-wide flooding from Harvey were greeted Monday with hugs from teachers and staff, many coming from school secretary Demitra Cain. The longtime school district employee said she had probably given out at least 200 hugs as she stood outside Codwell Elementary and greeted students and parents as they began the new school year, which was delayed by two weeks due to Harvey   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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City Year Detroit kickoff gets big boost from Dan Gilbert's company
A program that places young adults into Detroit schools to provide support to students and teachers is kicking off today, and it's beginning the year with a $700,000 investment from Dan Gilbert's Quicken Loans. That big investment will allow City Year Detroit to expand to reach more students and schools next year. The kickoff for this year, taking place later this afternoon at Campus Martius, will introduce AmeriCorps members – all young adults between the ages of 18 to 25, who will spend the year in seven schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District   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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Number of students enrolled at DPS jumps over last year
The number of students enrolled via Detroit Public Schools Community District’s database was 55,874 at the end of the first day of school on Tuesday, a figure significantly higher than the first day of school in 2016, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said Wednesday. District enrollment had been projected at 48,524 this year. Last year, enrollment in the district’s database on the first day of school was 48,103   Read More ...
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Detroit begins new era on first day of school
Detroit — Tuesday was not only the first day of school for students at Detroit Public Schools Community District, it was the beginning of a new chapter for the district, which has a new superintendent and locally elected school board for the first time in nearly a decade. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti spent much of Tuesday morning visiting students in schools across DPSCD and gathering his first impressions of the district’s first day of business for its nearly 48,000 students and its staff   Read More ...
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In Detroit schools, plenty of excitement, not enough teachers
The day after Labor Day is the official start of the school year for most of Michigan's 1.5 million public school students. Detroit Free Press staff. Buy Photo. The first day of the school year for the Detroit Public Schools Community District began with hope and excitement. At Bethune Elementary-Middle School, students received free backpacks. At Mumford High School, the principal said enrollment so far is surpassing projections   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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Michigan weighs next step after M-STEP
Buy Photo. A standardized test with faster results that takes less time to take. That’s what educators and the state education officials want from a new test that could replace the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, better known as M-STEP. Three years into using the test for Michigan’s public school students, officials with the state’s Department of Education are searching this fall for a new assessment   Read More ...
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$10M boosts Detroit school prepping students, adults for jobs
Randolph Career Technical Education Center has undergone a transformation from a vocational high school that had lost hundreds of students over the past few years to one that officials hope will attract 900 students and 900 adults — thanks in large part to a partnership that has yielded $10 million in funding. City, school and business officials today unveiled the improvements at the school, which they say will become a flagship for construction and skilled-trades programs   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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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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Michigan State University welcomes 8,000 new students this fall
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Administrators at Michigan State University are expecting 8,000 first-year students to arrive on campus next week. The class of 2021 is considered one of the largest in the school's history. Overall, MSU received 36,000 applications from prospective students, but only 8,000 were admitted. They will move onto campus Monday, with classes scheduled to begin Wednesday. Nearly 16,000 students will be living on the East Lansing campus this academic year in residence halls and on-campus apartments   Read More ...
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Letter: Don’t force students into sub-par schools
Buy Photo. The Detroit News published an editorial (“Court wrong place to enforce literacy,” Aug. 16) concerning a lawsuit in which we represent seven students who attend five public schools in Detroit. While we appreciate The News shining a light on the important issues presented in the litigation, the editorial does misconstrue the fundamental aims and the underlying premises of the case   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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Job fair, slow roll, town hall top Detroit back-to-school events
The Detroit Public Schools Community District held a STEMFest, featuring a ton of activities related to science, technology, engineering and math. Also featured were displays of career/tech programs and a race car built by students. Wochit. Buy Photo. It's a busy time in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, as officials try to fill classes with teachers and students in preparation for the Sept   Read More ...
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State bears responsibility for teacher vacancies
We’ve continually stated what’s best for educators is best for students. The Detroit Public Schools Community District operates best when there is a certified teacher in every classroom. Students, their families and the greater community benefit from that. We certainly appreciate Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s effort to recruit educators to our school district. In fact, we’ve offered suggestions to him on how he and his administration can best attract them   Read More ...
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Our editorial: Court wrong place to enforce literacy
Buy Photo. There is no question that too many students at Michigan’s largest school district have received a sub-par education. While Detroit children deserve basic literacy, the courtroom isn’t the place to fix the problems that have plagued the district. A civil lawsuit brought by seven Detroit students — and represented by the California law firm Public Counsel — was filed a year ago in federal court   Read More ...
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