10 Michigan public universities commit to admitting students with 3.0 GPA or higher

BY: - September 22, 2023

Ten of Michigan’s 15 public universities have committed to admitting high school graduates with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher during their fall 2024 admission cycle. Whitmer signs directive aimed at relieving student loan strain for Michiganders Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Lake Superior State University, Northern Michigan University, […]

The next budget gives kids free school lunches for a year. This bill could make it permanent.

BY: - September 20, 2023

In a move that could save parents hundreds of dollars a year, a Michigan Senate bill currently under consideration has the potential to make free school breakfasts and lunches a permanent investment in public schools. SB 500, sponsored by state Sen. Dana Polehanki (D-Livonia), would make permanent an item of the state’s Fiscal Year 2024 […]

States urged by Biden administration to rectify underfunding of land-grant HBCUs

BY: - September 19, 2023

States engaged in decades of underfunding of land-grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities, leading to a more than $12 billion disparity with comparable white institutions, leaders of the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. “Unacceptable funding inequities have forced many of our nation’s distinguished Historically Black Colleges and Universities […]

MSU to terminate head football coach Mel Tucker amid sexual harassment investigation

BY: - September 18, 2023

Michigan State University head football coach Mel Tucker is getting terminated amid controversy over a report he sexually harassed prominent sexual violence advocate Brenda Tracy. In a letter dated Monday provided by MSU, the university informed Tucker that although a Title IX investigation is still underway into accusations made by Tracy, it has enough grounds […]

Vice President Kamala Harris to NC A&T students: ‘When you vote, it scares some folks.’

BY: - September 18, 2023

This is what happens when the vice president of the United States visits Greensboro: Excitable German shepherds, restrained by their military handlers, sniff every duffel, trash can, and bathroom of a terminal at Piedmont Triad International Airport. Poised, yet nervy and as quiet as bats, Secret Service agents in dark suits and sunglasses scan the […]

Students blocked from campus when COVID hit want money back. Some are getting refunds.

BY: - September 18, 2023

Thousands of college students will get hundreds of dollars in compensation as colleges and universities move this summer to settle multimillion-dollar lawsuits stemming from canceled classes and activities during COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. While some of the class-action suits against the colleges and universities are still in litigation, and still others dismissed, several major cases have […]

Civil rights leaders among those remembered during Black fraternity centennial 

BY: - September 15, 2023

The Detroit chapter of a leading Black fraternity on Saturday will host its centennial celebration, with two of its founding members boasting strong ties to the American civil rights movement. Omega Psi Phi fraternity’s Detroit alumni chapter, Nu Omega, was founded at a time when African Americans, largely from southern states, were moving to the […]

Whitmer encourages UAW, Detroit Three to continue talks hours before contract deadline

BY: - September 14, 2023

With a possible UAW strike against the Detroit Three automakers on the horizon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday urged the union and corporations to continue talks.  “I think that we are all doing our best to keep both parties at the table until there is resolve,” said Whitmer when asked about the effort of the […]

Oakland University groups call out former Gov. Rick Snyder headlining ‘civility’ event 

BY: - September 14, 2023

Two Oakland University-based organizations are calling out a school decision to host GOP former Gov. Rick Snyder in an Oakland University Center for Civic Engagement event on Monday. The event is titled, “Breaking the Barrier: The Importance of Civility and Improving Political Discourse.” In response, two campus groups, the Oakland University Campus Alliance for Sustainability […]

Lawmakers hear bills aimed at preserving Indigenous culture 

BY: - September 14, 2023

The idea that Indigenous students would be allowed to wear traditional attire to their graduations these days is an emotional image for Mary Lee, a survivor of an Indian boarding school.  Lee, having survived Holy Childhood school in Harbor Springs, one of the last Indian schools used to assimilate to white culture and prey upon […]

U.S. Senate hearing on book bans probes censorship attempts in local libraries

BY: - September 14, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators at a committee hearing Tuesday discussed the consequences of book bans and parents’ desire to control what their kids read — though they also acknowledged it’s not an issue for Congress to settle. The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony about book bans, focusing on how censorship limits liberty and literature. The […]

‘Trauma after trauma’: Nassar survivors grapple with another sexual abuse investigation at MSU

BY: - September 13, 2023

Danielle Moore knows what it means to stand up to a powerful abuser.  She knows what it means to live through trauma, what it means when some people refuse to believe that trauma, what it means to have to recall that trauma day in and day out – in front of the abuser, in front […]