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Legislation would create 6 new college promise zones


A proposal in Lansing would add six college promise zones to the state.

Promise zones create local scholarships and helps pool money from the school district to pay tuition costs of students attending college. Continue reading

Sault tribe receives $300K for education programs

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians recently received over a quarter million dollars from the federal government to bolster their education programs. Continue reading

Printing jaws and fingers and everything in between

Alma College Dow Facility

Alma College Dow Facility

What do Anthropology, Twitter and an Engineering lab have in common? Absolutely nothing!
However, the combination of those three things somehow ended up leading to Alma College getting their hands on copies of fossils faster than ever before.
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An introduction to outer space

Example of what may be in store for viewers this Friday (10-2) Courtesy of the planetarium.

Example of what may be in store for viewers this Friday (10-2) Courtesy of the planetarium.

The Bay City Planetarium is attempting to restore some of the intrigue and wonder towards outer space that some people may have lost since childhood.
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On The Map goes out of this world

Planetarium from the outside.  Courtesy of the Planetarium.

Planetarium from the outside. Courtesy of the Planetarium.

Near the riverfront in Bay City is a huge red and orange colored cone set into a modern looking black building.

This stark architectural contrast to the rest of the city is the Delta College Planetarium.
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Lake Superior State University has lowest net-tuition in Michigan


A new study shows Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie has Michigan’s lowest net-tuition rate for public universities.

The recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education ranked LSSU first among the state’s 15 public universities for net-tuition costs. Continue reading

Davenport University announces restructuring of several mid-Michigan campuses

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davenportDavenport University announced on Thursday they’ll begin to restructure several of their mid-Michigan locations.

Some of those changes includes a merger of the Flint and Kalamazoo campus with local community colleges, such as Mott Community College in Flint.

That merger will take place this fall. Continue reading

Republican lawmakers blast OU, EMU tuition hikes, hint at added penalties in future

Oakland University

Oakland University

State lawmakers could consider adding new penalties for universities that hike tuition above the state’s cap on tuition increases.

This year, lawmakers set that cap at 3.2 percent. Continue reading

Snyders say Michigan putting its money where its mouth is on reducing sexual assault

Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder, and sexual assault survivors spoke with reporters during Monday’s Campus Sexual Assault Summit in Lansing.

Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder, and sexual assault survivors spoke with reporters during Monday’s Campus Sexual Assault Summit in Lansing.

For the first time, Michigan will spend general fund dollars to prevent sexual assault on college campuses.
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The balancing act: College and politics

Central-Michigan-University-seal.svgAs potential presidential candidates start to gear up for the 2016 election, both parties have made it clear they want to target young voters.

A population that can be challenging to reach. Continue reading

CMU awarded $10,000 for pilot alternative credit project

Central Michigan University is one of the 25 schools in the nation to receive a grant for a project for nontraditional transfer students.

Officials said the pilot program would allow certain transfer students, to transfer credits from a wider array of institutions potentially including credits from free or low-cost institutions.

CMU is the only recipient in Michigan to be awarded a grant for the ACE Alternative Credit Project.

The American Council on Education Alternative Credit Project awarded a total of $1.86 million to schools. CMU Global Campus officials said they received a $10,000 grant.

Many of the accepted transfer schools are low or no cost institutions. Continue reading

Chippewa International Airport receives marketing report from local college students

planeNew flight destinations may be in store for Chippewa County International Airport following a recent marketing survey.

The two week study was conducted by a marketing research class from Lake Superior State University.

12 students were divided into subgroups and used patron demographics to look at things like the demand for additional flight destinations, satisfaction rates and parking. Continue reading

House bill aims to help foster children afford college

A bill creating a permanent college endowment fund for foster children was approved by the state House this week, and is now on it’s way to the Senate.

Kathy Lockhart is the coordinator for foster programs at Eagle Village in Osceola County.

She said young people in foster care are often excited when they start pursuing higher education, but they can easily become overwhelmed. Continue reading