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Michigan associate professor gets 'genius' grant

Khaled Mattawa, a translator and poet at the University of Michigan, has won one of the coveted MacArthur 'genius' grants, it was announced Wednesday. More

UM tops U.S. public universities in global ranking

The University of Michigan is 23rd among global institutions in the 2014 rankings, one spot lower than in 2013. John T. Greilick / The Detroit News

The University of Michigan is the nation's top public university for the second straight year, according to the QS World University Rankings. More

Parents lose lawsuit over Grosse Pointe school map

Grosse Pointe Farms — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by parents who say their civil rights are being violated by a map that keeps their children out of Grosse Pointe South High School. More

Olivet College: No more reports of illnesses

Olivet — Olivet College says it's had no more reports of illnesses after dozens of students reported being sickened last week with symptoms that included headaches, dizziness and nausea. More

MSU joins alliance to help low-income, 1st-generation students

Michigan State University will be among 11 public universities across the nation that will be part of a collaborative effort to ensure that low-income and first-generation college students earn degrees, officials will announce Tuesday in Washington, D.C. More

Smoke prompts evacuation of Romulus preschool

Smoke from a heating and cooling system caused the evacuation of a preschool Tuesday morning. More

Retiring Detroit teachers union president starting a new professional chapter

Johnson Clarence Tabb, Jr. / The Detroit News

Detroit Federation of Teachers president Keith Johnson does not plan to spend much time resting during his retirement. More

Central Michigan University's biosciences building raises school's profile

Central Michigan University will launch its biggest building project yet when it breaks ground Wednesday on a $95 million biosciences building. Central Michigan University

As Michigan's pool of high school graduates continues to shrink, Central Michigan University, like all universities in the state, is competing for fewer students. More

Women's colleges address transgender applicants

Transgender student Calliope Wong, left, studies before class on Sept. 9 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. Women's colleges are revisiting policies around enrolling transgender students. Jessica Hill / AP

— Women's colleges are revisiting policies around enrolling transgender students as institutions of higher learning — single-sex, coed and those with religious affiliations — demonstrate varying degrees of acceptance for changing norms. More

University of Michigan marks 'banner' bicentennial

Ann Arbor — University of Michigan musicians are tuning up for tributes to 'The Star-Spangled Banner' during the song's 200th anniversary. More

Detroit teachers union president to retire

Keith Johnson. Clarence Tabb, Jr. / The Detroit News

Detroit — Keith Johnson, president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, announced Thursday that he will retire after 21 years in leadership at the union. More

School financial health: 48 districts operating in deficit, state says

Forty-eight Michigan school districts and public school academies are operating in the red, according to a quarterly report state Superintendent Mike Flanagan delivered Thursday to Michigan lawmakers. More

Few Detroit schools get promising grade from city nonprofit

Kalysha Provost, 3, plays at Our Kidz World Learning Center, ranked one of the best preschools by Excellent Schools Detroit. Photos by Clarence Tabb Jr. / The Detroit News

Fewer than one in five Detroit schools received the recommendation of a nonprofit that rates academic performance. Excellent Schools Detroit issued Wednesday its 2014 Scorecard, an assessment of K-8 schools that serve Detroit students. More

Olivet College students sickened, hospitalized

Olivet — Officials are trying to determine what sickened dozens of Olivet College students who were taken to hospitals with symptoms that included headaches, dizziness and nausea. More

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