Throwing Out a State Vote

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Federal appeals court says Michigan's electorate doesn't have right to ban public universities from considering race in admissions.

A Strike in Ann Arbor

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Graduate instructors at Michigan take a day off to force concessions at the bargaining table. University officials are unfazed.

Deal for Michigan and Its Grad Students

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With strike looming, university and teaching assistants compromise on pay, benefits and other issues.

Governing Board 'Gag Order'

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For the last three years, Thomas A. Hamilton has increasingly become a minority of one on the seven-member Board of Trustees of  St. Clair County Community College, regularly challenging policies adopted by the two-year institution's president and questioning whether the board is fulfilling its obligations to oversee and assess her performance.

Urban Removal

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Wayne State professors attack plan to break up college focused on disadvantaged and minority students.

Upturn for Minority Students at Michigan

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Preliminary admissions data suggest climbing black and Hispanic enrollments after changes wrought by Supreme Court ruling.

Judge Backs Universities on Same-Sex Benefits

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Michigan ruling says state ban on gay marriage doesn't restrict health insurance.

Michiganders Will Vote on Affirmative Action

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U.S. Supreme Court upheld it in 2003, but state appeals court approves initiative for next year's ballots.

Chilly Climate at Lake State

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Many at Michigan's smallest public university see recent tenure denials -- over departmental objections -- as sign of disrespect for liberal arts. 

Can ACT Improve the Pipeline?

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As more states consider the test as part of high school assessment programs, policy experts see results but urge caution.


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