Tag: University of Michigan

University of Michigan addresses skyrocketing tuition costs with free tuition for families making under $65K a year

University of Michigan addresses skyrocketing tuition costs with free tuition for families making under $65K a year

It’s no secret that the soaring cost of higher education has ensured that many students simply cannot afford to go to a major university. And while there’s no shame in going to a community college or not going to college at all, a university degree opens doors and provides opportunities that community colleges and other paths simply do not. This […]

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AFT, SPLC and more than 100 other groups ask Trump to denounce hate acts

AFT, SPLC and more than 100 other groups ask Trump to denounce hate acts

Letter represents the voices of more than 10 million people asking the president-elect to speak out against hateful acts and ideology. Labor, civil rights and faith leaders, along with many others, called on President-elect Donald Trump to take a much stronger stance against hate-fueled acts of harassment, vandalism, property destruction and assault that have happened since his election. More than […]

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Michigan Medicaid expansion increases doctor appointment availability, defying expectations

Michigan Medicaid expansion increases doctor appointment availability, defying expectations

Study shows that access to physicians went up, not down — exactly the opposite of what ACA opponents predicted. Once again, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is proving its critics wrong. Opponents of the ACA, or Obamacare, have been falling all over themselves proclaiming that an influx of new patients will overburden the healthcare system, creating a dire doctor shortage. […]

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New study: Washtenaw County is a case study of the realities of income inequality in a “knowledge economy”

New study: Washtenaw County is a case study of the realities of income inequality in a “knowledge economy”

Conventional wisdom in the 21st Century says that the salvation of our economic future will come from the so-called “knowledge economy“, an economy based largely on technology and that sees education and knowledge as both a business product and a productive asset. In knowledge economies, the need for high-skill workers is amped up and these workers are, presumably, paid more […]

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Want Medicaid expansion in your state? Vote accordingly

Want Medicaid expansion in your state? Vote accordingly

Study released by the University of Michigan shows how Michigan may set an example for other states.

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UPDATED: The Education Achievement Authority takes its (dog-and-pony) show on the road to Ann Arbor

UPDATED: The Education Achievement Authority takes its (dog-and-pony) show on the road to Ann Arbor

Tomorrow, October 23rd at 1:00, the Education Achievement Authority, Gov. Rick Snyder’s failed experiment with Detroit school children, will hold a board meeting at the downtown campus of Wayne County Community College. Following that, at 4:00 p.m., on the campus of the University of Michigan, a public forum will be held called “The Future of Education in Detroit – The […]

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1 in 3 Campaign event in Ann Arbor created support to end abortion care stigma

1 in 3 Campaign event in Ann Arbor created support to end abortion care stigma

Women shared their abortion experiences to raise awareness of the decisions and challenges they faced, as reproductive rights are increasingly under attack. If you’ve never had an abortion, you can’t possibly know what it’s like. Yet 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in their lifetime — and some of them never tell a soul. That’s why Advocates for […]

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UPDATED: Michigan Republicans vote to punish universities that renegotiate union contracts before Right to Work kicks in

UPDATED: Michigan Republicans vote to punish universities that renegotiate union contracts before Right to Work kicks in

What’s good for the goose is, apparently, NOT good for the gander

A couple of weeks ago, I reported on Republicans’ outrage that universities in Michigan were renegotiating contracts with their union employees and including provisions that postponed the impact of their recently-passed Right to Work legislation by allowing for the collection of union dues for several more years.

Today, the Republicans acted on that outrage and chose to punish the schools that did this, namely the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, by eliminating 15% of their appropriation for the next year.

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“Get on the Bus” with University of Michigan regent candidate Mark Bernstein

“Get on the Bus” with University of Michigan regent candidate Mark Bernstein

Get on the Bus!

In March of this year, Mark Bernstein, candidate for regent of the University of Michigan, was endorsed by the Michigan Democratic Party at their 2012 Endorsement Convention. I have met and talked at length with Mark and I’m thrilled that he’s our candidate this year. He’s a solid progressive with a big heart and a strong interest in helping keep college costs down for Michigan students.

Mark’s team recently purchased a 20-year old school bus from the South Redford Public School District, painted it up with his campaign logo & graphics and set out on a statewide “Make College Affordable Tour”. After the jump is a video his team put together about the process and about Mark’s tour, an Eclectablog exclusive!

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Protesters meet Eric Cantor in Ann Arbor on Halloween, hold a “Funeral for the Middle Class”

Protesters meet Eric Cantor in Ann Arbor on Halloween, hold a “Funeral for the Middle Class”

On Halloween 2011, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor arrived on the campus of the University of Michigan to deliver a speech that was snowed out in February. When he arrived, roughly 200 protesters were there to greet him. A large banner reading “Cantor works for the 1%, Who will work for the 99%?” was surrounded by gravestones representing the death […]

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More details on the “Death of the Middle Class” Eric Cantor protest in Ann Arbor

More details on the “Death of the Middle Class” Eric Cantor protest in Ann Arbor

As I reported last week, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is giving a speech on Monday to the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. >> NOTE: the event itself is at the Michigan League Building, not the Ford School. <<>> Also, please note the new start time of NOON. << In honor of his Halloween visit, a protest […]

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