University of Michigan http://michiganradio.org en New Michigan president takes on football, sexual assault, and race http://michiganradio.org/post/new-michigan-president-takes-football-sexual-assault-and-race <p>The University of Michigan is complicated.</p><p>That much is already clear to Mark Schlissel, who wraps up his first week as president of the university this week.&nbsp;</p><p>It has certainly been a busy one.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:39:55 +0000 Kate Wells 18435 at http://michiganradio.org New Michigan president takes on football, sexual assault, and race More younger men diagnosed with late-stage prostate cancer http://michiganradio.org/post/more-younger-men-diagnosed-late-stage-prostate-cancer <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The number of younger men diagnosed with late-stage prostate cancer has been rising sharply over the past two decades.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Prostate cancer has generally been associated with aging.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">But researchers at the University of Michigan say it's time to rethink that.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:06:32 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 18421 at http://michiganradio.org More younger men diagnosed with late-stage prostate cancer University of Michigan professor uncovers surprising history of "The Star-Spangled Banner" http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-professor-uncovers-surprising-history-star-spangled-banner <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s one of the most stirring and glorious melodies ever sung – and it can be one of the easiest tunes to sing badly.</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">But did you know that our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” started out as an English club song? And it has officially been the national anthem for <em>less </em>than a century?</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Mark Clague is a musicologist with the University of Michigan. He’s been working on a project, “<a href="http://starspangledmusic.org/?page_id=317">Poets and Patriots: A Tuneful History of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner</a>.’”&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Today, he shared some of that history with us.</span></p><p class="p1"><em><span class="s1">* Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</span></em></p><p class="p1"><em><span class="s1">*&nbsp;</span></em><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This segment originally aired on February 12, 2014.</em></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:20:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 16418 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan professor uncovers surprising history of "The Star-Spangled Banner" "The Drift" EP combines Michigan music talents, including Michelle Chamuel from The Voice http://michiganradio.org/post/drift-ep-combines-michigan-music-talents-including-michelle-chamuel-voice <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His name is </span>Arjun<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Singh. He's a 24-year-old student at the University of Michigan.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Singh has teamed up with former U of M student Michelle </span>Chamuel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to produce an extended-play recording called "<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-drift-ep-ep/id789803058">The Drift</a>."</span></p><p>And if that name and voice ring a bell, they should. &nbsp;Chamuel came in second on season four of "The Voice."</p><p>With virtually no promotion, the EP hit No. 2 on the iTunes electronic charts.</p><p>And the title track of "The Drift" features more Michigan talent, including rapper Isaac Castor of Saline High School. Castor and&nbsp;Arjun<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Singh joined us today.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Listen to the full interview above.</em><br />&nbsp;</div><div><em style="line-height: 1.5;">* This segment originally aired on February 18, 2014.</em></div><p></p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 16496 at http://michiganradio.org "The Drift" EP combines Michigan music talents, including Michelle Chamuel from The Voice MSU and the University of Michigan to raise tuition rates http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-and-university-michigan-raise-tuition-rates <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Students at two of Michigan’s largest universities will be paying more in the fall.</span></p><p>The University of Michigan’s Board of Regents increased in-state undergraduate costs by 2.6% yesterday.</p><p>For out-of-state students, the increases will be higher: According to <a href="http://michigandaily.com/news/regents-approve-fy15-budget-say-goodbye-coleman-and-slottow">The Michigan Daily</a>, out-of-state undergraduates will see their cost of attendance rise by 3.4%.</p><p>That brings the total cost of in-state attendance to $13,158. For out-of-state students, cost of attendance will be around $41,578.</p><p>Michigan State University followed suit today, increasing its in-state costs by 2.6% for in-state underclassmen, and 2.9% for in-state juniors and seniors.</p><p>The state’s budget increased its funding for higher education this year by 5.9%.</p><p>For the University of Michigan and its three campuses — Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn — that translates to $295 million coming from Lansing. That’s an increase of $18.5 million.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:22:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 18089 at http://michiganradio.org MSU and the University of Michigan to raise tuition rates Michigan football has sold its soul; here's how to get it back http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-football-has-sold-its-soul-heres-how-get-it-back <p>Last week,<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-athletics-loses-magic-and-fans-thanks-brandons-policies?nopop=1"> I explained why Michigan students are dropping football tickets in record numbers</a>.</p><p>It touched a nerve – actually a few thousand nerves.&nbsp; Not just among Michigan fans, but college football fans nationwide.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s all well and good to criticize Michigan’s athletic administration – and cathartic for the fans, apparently.&nbsp; But it doesn’t solve the central problem: How can they keep fans happy?</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:25:37 +0000 John U. Bacon 17990 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan football has sold its soul; here's how to get it back How to ensure your job application is social media savvy http://michiganradio.org/post/how-ensure-your-job-application-social-media-savvy <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The graduation ceremonies are over, the caps and gowns stored in the back of the closet, and the photos of college grads and proud family members are posted on Facebook.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Now comes reality for new college grads: the job search.&nbsp;</p><p>And in this digital world packed with social media, the old-fashioned one-page resume and cover letter might not cut it anymore.&nbsp;</p><p>What do recruiters and companies want to see from applicants?&nbsp;</p><p>For advice, we turned to someone who has been a career counselor for 13 years at the University of Michigan School of Information. Joanna Kroll&nbsp;is the director of career development, and she joined us on Stateside.&nbsp;</p><p><em>*Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:31:20 +0000 Stateside Staff 17796 at http://michiganradio.org How to ensure your job application is social media savvy Ads aimed at future students claim "Michigan has a rape problem" http://michiganradio.org/post/ads-aimed-future-students-claim-michigan-has-rape-problem <p><em>"University of Michigan has a rape problem. Find out more before you decide."</em></p><p>"<em>Accepted to University of Michigan? You should know about its rape problem."</em></p><div><p>Those are the Facebook and mobile ads seen recently by some prospective Michigan students and their parents.</p><p></p><p>They ran during the critical weeks when students have their acceptance letters and are deciding where to enroll.</p><p></p><p><strong>“This is information a lot of colleges have been trying to hide.”</strong></p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:20:25 +0000 Kate Wells 17636 at http://michiganradio.org Ads aimed at future students claim "Michigan has a rape problem" New study shows drivers don't trust connected vehicles http://michiganradio.org/post/new-study-shows-drivers-dont-trust-connected-vehicles <p></p><p>A few years ago, most of us would not know what the phrase "connected vehicles" meant. Today, the technology is being used in more vehicles, in hopes of cutting down on accidents and traffic jams.&nbsp;</p><p>A new study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that even as the public welcomes the prospect of safer driving, they are still worried about being hacked and preserving their privacy.&nbsp;</p><p>We were joined by the researchers who conducted this study.&nbsp;</p><p><em>*Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:32:36 +0000 Stateside Staff 17624 at http://michiganradio.org U of M's Ross School of Business holding "Positive Business Conference" this week http://michiganradio.org/post/u-ms-ross-school-business-holding-positive-business-conference-week <p></p><p>Words of encouragement, like “think positive,” can be flung around with little thought when we face challenging situations.</p><p>It's something we hear so often that it's easy to tune out.</p><p>But there is real power in those words: The power to make our workplaces better and more effective.</p><p>This week, The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is holding its first-ever Ross Positive Business Conference.</p><p>Chris White leads the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan, and he joined us today.</p><p><em>*Listen to our interview with above.</em></p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 01:43:25 +0000 Stateside Staff 17609 at http://michiganradio.org U of M's Ross School of Business holding "Positive Business Conference" this week Lawsuit alleges U of M suspended innocent student for sexual assault http://michiganradio.org/post/lawsuit-alleges-u-m-suspended-innocent-student-sexual-assault <p></p><p>A University of Michigan student is suing the school over a sexual assault case, but this time, the student says the school took its investigation too far.</p><p>Drew Sterrett was a rising sophomore the summer of 2012, when he was accused of sexual assault.</p><p>He says the school suspended him until 2016, at least, without ever giving him a fair shot at defending himself.</p><p>There's no indication that there was ever a criminal complaint or investigation.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 11:32:53 +0000 Kate Wells 17520 at http://michiganradio.org Lawsuit alleges U of M suspended innocent student for sexual assault University of Michigan Art and Design students help to share joy of creating with visually impaired http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-art-and-design-students-help-share-joy-creating-visually-impaired <p>It began as a series of annual workshops for K-12 students who were visually impaired to introduce them to art, and to help them experience the joy of creating.&nbsp;</p><p>That was 15 years ago. Those workshops became engagement courses where University of Michigan Art and Design students worked closely with people who are visually impaired.&nbsp;</p><p>Bringing the low vision and sighted communities together to discover the joy of creating art was the idea of internationally renowned ceramic artist, Sadashi Inuzuka. He is the Arthur Thurnau Professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan, and he joined us to discuss the program.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:43:40 +0000 Stateside Staff 17479 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan Art and Design students help to share joy of creating with visually impaired Graduation caps campus career of Mary Sue Coleman at U of M http://michiganradio.org/post/graduation-caps-campus-career-mary-sue-coleman-u-m <p> ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Mary Sue Coleman has spoken to graduates for the last time as president at the University of Michigan.</p> Sat, 03 May 2014 20:48:27 +0000 The Associated Press 17472 at http://michiganradio.org Graduation caps campus career of Mary Sue Coleman at U of M Forecast: Oakland County to keep gaining jobs http://michiganradio.org/post/forecast-oakland-county-keep-gaining-jobs <p>Two University of Michigan economists say Oakland County should keep up its post-recession job growth through at least 2016.</p><p>U of M economists George Fulton and Don Grimes do the<a href="http://www.advantageoakland.com/researchPortal/Documents/tp_econoutlookreport.pdf"> annual county-level economic forecast</a> for Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s office every year.</p><p>Their current forecast suggests Oakland County will add nearly 43,000 jobs in the next three years. That’s in addition to the roughly 65,000 it’s added since 2009.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:21:26 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17465 at http://michiganradio.org Forecast: Oakland County to keep gaining jobs U of M's endowment is bigger than the GDP of the Bahamas http://michiganradio.org/post/u-ms-endowment-bigger-gdp-bahamas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Editors of the New Republic saw this tweet from NYU professor and Eurasia Group president Ian </span>Bremmer<span style="line-height: 1.5;">:</span></p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Top Univ Endowments &amp; GDP equiv 1 Harvard (Jordan) 2 Yale (Afghanistan) 3 Stanford (Honduras) 4 Princeton (Bosnia) 5 MIT (Nicaragua)</p>— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) <a href="https://twitter.com/ianbremmer/statuses/460443984679419905">April 27, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 18:22:43 +0000 Mark Brush 17451 at http://michiganradio.org White House task force to release proposals for dealing with sexual assault on college campuses http://michiganradio.org/post/white-house-task-force-release-proposals-dealing-sexual-assault-college-campuses <p>A White House task force will release recommendations today for dealing with sexual assaults on college campuses. It’s an issue that has attracted a lot of attention at some Michigan colleges.</p><p></p><p>President Obama formed the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/22/memorandum-establishing-white-house-task-force-protect-students-sexual-a">‘White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault’ </a>back in January and gave the panel 90 days to return a list of recommendations for dealing with the problem.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:37:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17391 at http://michiganradio.org White House task force to release proposals for dealing with sexual assault on college campuses U of M students are coming up with ways to make local governments more open http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-students-are-coming-ways-make-local-governments-more-open <p>Some University of Michigan graduate students spent a few hours today outlining plans for using new technologies to make local governments more open.</p><p></p><p>The students have been using the city of Jackson as a civic laboratory to come up with ways to improve connections between local governments and residents.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:09:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17370 at http://michiganradio.org U of M students are coming up with ways to make local governments more open A runner's long journey to Boston http://michiganradio.org/post/runners-long-journey-boston <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1896, the first modern Olympics in Athens staged a marathon. The next year the Boston Athletic Association followed suit. Just 18 men ran that day, with the winner finishing in about three hours – something office workers can beat today.</span></p><p>Most people thought the runners were crazy – if they thought of them at all.</p><p>Marathoners don’t care. After winning the 1952 Olympic marathon, Czechoslovakian Emil Zatopek said, “If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.”</p><p>Greg Meyer knows exactly what Zatopek was talking about. Meyer grew up in Grand Rapids, and enrolled at Michigan in 1973. That spring, Michigan got a new cross-country coach, Ron Warhust, a Vietnam vet with two Purple Hearts, and a hard-earned lesson: “The world doesn't stop because you’re scared.”</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:39:14 +0000 John U. Bacon 17359 at http://michiganradio.org A runner's long journey to Boston In Gibbons case, University of Michigan won't share internal privacy policies http://michiganradio.org/post/gibbons-case-university-michigan-wont-share-internal-privacy-policies <p>The University of Michigan is using what it calls its own interpretations of privacy laws to keep student investigators and media from understanding why it took four years to expel Brendan Gibbons for violating the school’s sexual misconduct policy.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The university, however, has not disclosed what those interpretations are, or if they are a written internal policy.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:31:04 +0000 Kate Wells 17225 at http://michiganradio.org In Gibbons case, University of Michigan won't share internal privacy policies More elderly people making plans for their final days http://michiganradio.org/post/more-elderly-people-making-plans-their-final-days <p>There’s been a big jump in the number of elderly people making living wills and other end-of-life directives.</p><p></p><p>Dr. Maria Silveira is a University of Michigan researcher. She says between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of elderly Americans with living wills or who gave a loved one power of attorney in health matters rose from 47% to 72%.</p><p></p><p>Silveira says the change may reflect different generational attitudes.</p><p></p><p>“I think this generation of older folks, Baby Boomers in particular, are more inclined to take charge,” says Silveira.</p><p></p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:22:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17111 at http://michiganradio.org More elderly people making plans for their final days