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Talent & education

Robots enter Flint, change lives

New robotics center at Flint’s Kettering University opens doors for minority students.

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Talent & education

How robotics changed one girl’s path

Flint Hamady High School student De’Shondria Bedenfield went from quiet student to champ with a milling machine after becoming hooked by robotics.

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Guest commentary

Hey, you! Want to help run Michigan?

The Michigan Political Leadership Program has launched political careers across parties and across the state. Applications for next year’s class are being taken now.

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Michigan Truth Squad

Truth Squad issues warning on ad attacking AG Schuette

Democratic challenger Mark Totten takes the gloves off and sets them on fire in painting Bill Schuette as a right-wing zealot.

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Michigan Truth Squad

Truth Squad gives foul for image used in anti-Schauer ad

An ad attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer would have been fine had it stuck to its tax-and-spend critique. But one image changed all that.

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Talent & education

UM soars, MSU doesn’t on freshmen test scores

Since 2001, Big Ten schools have become far more selective, when measured by the ACT scores of incoming freshmen. But MSU, like most in-state schools, stayed pretty much the same.

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Talent & education

Football, shmootball: Ohio State gets serious in the classroom

Since 2001, OSU has seen the average ACT test scores of incoming freshmen soar faster than any Big Ten school; it now stands behind only Northwestern and UM.

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Talent & education

Big Ten ACT scores soar

The ACT doesn’t tell everything about a student, or the school they attend, but incoming Big Ten freshmen need higher scores than ever to crack the conference.

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Detroit bankruptcy and beyond

In a gentrifying Detroit, an uneasy migration of urban millennials

Is gentrification a bad thing? Is it even happening downtown? The answers depend on your perspective, and perhaps your bank account.

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Detroit bankruptcy and beyond

Interactive graphic: Hipster map of Detroit

Detroit’s downtown areas are being transformed by an influx of new people and businesses. Here’s a guide to some key developments.

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Detroit bankruptcy and beyond

You can’t spell gentrification without gentry

What is this thing called gentrification – displacement or improvement?

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Detroit bankruptcy and beyond/Guest commentary

Detroit newcomers get tax credits, old timers get water shutoffs

It is impossible to accept that the lives of Detroiters and newcomers are equal when the majority of the city’s African-American population are experiencing a quality of life so low that the United Nations is speaking up.

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Detroit bankruptcy and beyond/Guest commentary

Bolting the ‘burbs for the thrill of Detroit

Yes, the infusion of new money, new faces and new business to downtown Detroit is good for the city.

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