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Student accepts debate challenge from affirmative action foe on U-M admissions policy

Gratz, left, and Kimbrough

The woman who successfully challenged the University of Michigan's admissions practices is seeking to debate a Detroit high school student who is protesting her denial into the school. More

Fired professor's suit alleges Wayne State defrauded U.S. of $169M

A former Wayne State University assistantprofessor is suing the university and the university physician group, alleging they fraudulently submitted inflated research grant proposals for reimbursement by the U.S. government. More

University of Michigan names new chancellor for Flint campus

The University of Michigan named Susan Borrego as new chancellor for its Flint campus during today's Board of Regents meeting. More

Detroit recovery to be subject of Wayne State course

Detroit — The ongoing efforts to turn around bankrupt Detroit will be the subject of a course starting this spring at Wayne State University. More

Michigan State grads to hear India IT entrepreneur

East Lansing — Michigan State University says that Indian information technology pioneer Azim Premji will speak at the school's undergraduate commencement May 2. More

Nonprofit to fix up Detroit's Cody High, surrounding neighborhood

'We can't thank Life Remodeled enough for their commitment and generosity, and urge anyone interested in helping Detroit Public Schools to join with us in this effort,' DPS Emergency Manager Jack Martin said. Charles V. Tines / The Detroit News

Detroit — Need and hope are two reasons Cody High School was chosen for a radical makeover this summer that will extend into student homes and the city's northwest neighborhoods. More

Michigan community colleges add 4-year degrees into mix

Shawn Loving, center, Culinary Arts Department chair at Schoolcraft College, teaches a class of advanced students. Schoolcraft College and Henry Ford Community College are planning to offer a bachelor's degree in culinary arts in fall 2015. Brandy Baker / The Detroit News

Advocates say it's a major step in higher education to increase options for students, but add they are still lobbying lawmakers to allow community colleges to grant nursing degrees. That provision was dropped from the bill before it became law. More

SAT to adopt real-world questions

Washington — Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. More

Detroit student protests U-M admission denial, argues school needs more diversity

Detroit senior Brooke Kimbrough. Molly Riley / AP

Brooke Kimbrough's friends were beginning to hear they had been accepted into the freshman class this fall at the University of Michigan. Finally, she got word about her own application, but the news was not good: She hadn't been accepted at the university she had dreamed all her life of attending. More

Smoke at Belleville middle school causes brief alarm

Belleville — A malfunctioning blower motor that released smoke in a heating duct was a brief cause for alarm Tuesday at the Owen Intermediate Middle School. More

Canton student, 9, dies after parents' car hits her outside school

A 9-year-old girl died Monday morning after she was struck by her parents' vehicle as it pulled away from her elementary school, Canton police said. More

Student government report faults U-M actions in alleged rape case

The University of Michigan has failed to explain a four-year delay between the alleged rape of a student by former U-M football player Brendan Gibbons and his December expulsion, according to report issued Sunday by the university's main student organizat More

Yo-Yo Ma and friends bring 'arts strike' to Detroit school

Dancers Amya Paul, 10, is lifted by Khalil Hart, 12, during a dance performance for their esteemed guests. Daniel Mears / The Detroit News

— Music, dance and poetry intersected with science lessons Thursday when world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and former New York City Ballet principal dancer Damian Woetzel brought their talents to Detroit's Spain Elementary-Middle School, where they engaged More

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