wayne state university http://michiganradio.org en Former Wayne State medical professor sues, accuses university of defrauding US government http://michiganradio.org/post/former-wayne-state-medical-professor-sues-accuses-university-defrauding-us-government <p>A former Wayne State University medical professor is suing the school over alleged “system-wide” fraud.</p><p>In a federal lawsuit, former assistant professor Christian Kreipke alleges the university scammed the US government out of $169 million through fraudulent research proposals.</p><p>Kreipke filed the lawsuit in 2012, but court documents were only unsealed recently.</p><p>They lay out Kreipke’s claims that Wayne State and its physician group made fraudulent claims to get more government grant money.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17277 at http://michiganradio.org Former Wayne State medical professor sues, accuses university of defrauding US government Michigan's public universities making decisions in private http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-public-universities-making-decisions-private <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When University boards meet to vote on certain issues, the vote almost always goes through smoothly with little discussion and even littler debate. </span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:33:26 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17044 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's public universities making decisions in private University programs send students to Detroit communities http://michiganradio.org/post/university-programs-send-students-detroit-communities <p>Getting college students out of their classrooms, out of the "academic bubble" and into communities, giving eager students an opportunity to take what they're learning and put it into practice, and, at the same time, hopefully help their communities c<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ertainly seem like a win-win for all sides.</span></p><p>And that's why students from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan are permeating the city of Detroit in many ways, through many programs.</p><p>We wanted to see what's been learned by all sides in these partnerships.</p><p>Jerry Herron, founding dean of the Honors College at Wayne State a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">nd&nbsp;UM professor Larry Gant&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">joined us today.</span></p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:17:26 +0000 Stateside Staff 16400 at http://michiganradio.org University programs send students to Detroit communities Stateside for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-tuesday-jan-21-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Embattled Republican National Committeeman Dave&nbsp;Agema&nbsp;is hitting back at critics of his anti-gay and anti-Muslim web postings, saying he stands on the same issues he always has, "God, family and country."</span></p><p>In a Facebook post, the ex-state-Representative says people are feeding half-truths to the news media within the GOP and stirring up divisiveness.</p><p>He says he's wrongly being blamed for posting other people's comments and says it's an unfortunate and uncivil tactic to tarnish his reputation.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rick&nbsp;Pluta, Lansing bureau chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network and co-host of It's Just Politics, joined us today.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers in Lansing have begun holding hearings on which standardized tests Michigan students will begin taking next spring. Goodbye Michigan Educational Assessment Program (</span>MEAP<span style="line-height: 1.5;">), hello Smarter Balanced Assessment. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Opponents say it takes away local control, while those who favor it say it better predicts a student's comprehension. We found out more about this computer-based testing on today's show.</span></p><p>Then, we continued on the subject of schools and asked: Are zero-tolerance policies actually keeping kids out of trouble? A new study says not so much.</p><p>And, Michigan’s University Research Corridor is making huge contributions to the state economy. We spoke with Lou Anna Simon, president of Michigan State University, to learn more.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Finally, a new documentary explores Michigan’s history with the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:28:38 +0000 Stateside Staff 16118 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 Michigan's University Research Corridor contributes greatly to state economy http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-university-research-corridor-contributes-greatly-state-economy <p>Let's turn to Michigan's three largest universities for a moment. The University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University make up the University Research Corridor and a new <a href="http://urcmich.org/news/2013econ/URC_EconImpact_2014-01-07.pdf">report</a> out today shows the corridor contributing more than $16 billion to the state's economy.</p><p>Lou Anna Simon is president of Michigan State University and she joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:07:01 +0000 Stateside Staff 16113 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's University Research Corridor contributes greatly to state economy A final resting place for the remains of dozens of Native Americans http://michiganradio.org/post/final-resting-place-remains-dozens-native-americans <p>The remains of dozens of Native Americans were buried during a special ceremony near Mt. Pleasant today.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The remains had until recently been held by the University of Michigan and Wayne State University.</p><p></p><p>Several women shook small rattles as a long line of men and women carried small cardboard boxes containing the remains of 129 Native Americans to a small snow-covered cemetery.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The cemetery has become the final resting place for many Native Americans whose remains were used in research.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:17:03 +0000 Steve Carmody 15686 at http://michiganradio.org A final resting place for the remains of dozens of Native Americans Former Wayne State professor donates $5 million to the DIA and Detroit retirees http://michiganradio.org/post/former-wayne-state-professor-donates-5-million-dia-and-detroit-retirees <p>There's been a new development in the unfolding story about Federal Judge Gerald Rosen and his bid to protect the DIA collection and the pensions of Detroit city retirees.</p><p>Judge Rosen is serving as the mediator in the Detroit bankruptcy case. We've heard how he is trying to craft together a plan wherein at least 10 national and local charitable foundations would chip in to create a $500 million fund, a fund that could be leveraged to not only protect the DIA treasures but to lessen the pain of retiree pension cuts.</p><p>Late last week, a former Wayne State Chemistry professor stepped forward with an offer.</p><p>Dr. A. Paul Schaap developed a molecule that created light through chemistry. His discovery proved very useful in a wide range of medical tests. He then founded the company Lumigen, and he made many millions as a biotech entrepreneur.</p><p>Over the years, Paul Schaap has given many millions back to Wayne State, to Hope College, to professors and researchers. Now, Paul Schaap is donating $5 million to help the DIA and the city retirees.</p><p>Dr. A. Paul Schaap joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:21:19 +0000 Stateside Staff 15606 at http://michiganradio.org Former Wayne State professor donates $5 million to the DIA and Detroit retirees Michigan college grads facing increasing student loan debt http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-college-grads-facing-increasing-student-loan-debt <p>A new report shows <a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/state_by_state-view2013.php?area=MI">Michigan college students are carrying a lot of student loan debt.</a></p><p>The <a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/files/pub/Student_Debt_and_the_Class_of_2012_NR.pdf">Institute for College Access and Success</a> says Michigan college graduates who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2012 owed nearly $29,000 in student loans.</p><p>Debbie Cochran is with the institute. She blames the recession and declining government support for forcing students to borrow more to pay for college.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15543 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan college grads facing increasing student loan debt Facing lower enrollment numbers, Wayne State expands in-state tuition to Ontario and nearby states http://michiganradio.org/post/facing-lower-enrollment-numbers-wayne-state-expands-state-tuition-ontario-and-nearby-states <p>This week, Wayne State University announced plans that change what it means to be an "in-state" student at WSU.</p><p>Beginning in January, residents from Ontario or any of the other Great Lake states — Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — will now be eligible for in-state tuition prices at the Detroit-based university.</p><p>Or, at least, close to in-state tuition prices.</p><p>Under the new scheme, accepted undergraduate students from either the Canadian province or the neighboring states will now be offered the same lower tuition rate offered to Michigan residents — with an additional 10% tax added onto the reduced sticker price.</p><p>In short, these students may now save more than $11,000&nbsp;a semester.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:28:26 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14997 at http://michiganradio.org Facing lower enrollment numbers, Wayne State expands in-state tuition to Ontario and nearby states In this morning's headlines: $306 for health care, Gov. ads, in-state tuition for undocumented http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-306-health-care-gov-ads-state-tuition-undocumented <p><strong>Michigan will pay less than average for health insurance</strong></p><p>"The Obama administration says Michigan residents required to shop for health insurance starting next week will pay an average $306 a month - before tax credits - for a mid-range benchmark plan. That's below the national average of $328 and ranks 29th-lowest out of 47 states for which data was available," the Associated Press reports.</p><p><strong>Wayne State University to offer in-state tutition for undocumented students</strong></p><p>"Wayne State University will begin offering in-state tuition to undocumented students. The decision came as part of a policy change that ties tuition to students' high school diplomas, instead of their residency status," Michigan Radio <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/wayne-state-university-offers-state-tuition-undocumented-students">reports. </a></p><p><strong>Snyder not running yet, but his campaign ads are</strong></p><p>"The first campaign ad in the race for Michigan governor will start airing today. Governor Rick Snyder is launching his ad campaign before he’s formally announced he’s a candidate," Rick Pluta <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/governor-snyder-air-first-ad-14-campaign">reports.</a></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:44:46 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14576 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: $306 for health care, Gov. ads, in-state tuition for undocumented Detroit Police Department warns about 'Apple picking' http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-police-department-warns-about-apple-picking <p>iPhone thefts are on the rise in Detroit and around the country. The Detroit Police Department is warning residents about "Apple picking."</p><p>Wayne State University is reporting an increase in iPhone thefts over the past year.</p><p>Lieutenant Dave Scott says the Wayne State Police Department is frequently alerting students to iPhone thefts via emails. He says college campuses across the country are popular targets for smart phone thefts.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:42:25 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14564 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Police Department warns about 'Apple picking' Wayne State University offers in-state tuition to undocumented students http://michiganradio.org/post/wayne-state-university-offers-state-tuition-undocumented-students <p>Wayne State University will begin charging in-state tuition to undocumented students. The decision is part of a policy change that now ties tuition to students' high school diplomas, instead of their residency status.</p><p>Students who went to a Michigan high school for at least three years and graduated are now eligible for in-state tuition. Students who got their GED in Michigan are also eligible for in-state tuition.</p><p>Provost Margaret Winters says the change is good for all students.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:36:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14565 at http://michiganradio.org Wayne State University offers in-state tuition to undocumented students In this morning's headlines: GOP poll, Fed shutdown could affect MI poor, university funding http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-gop-poll-fed-shutdown-could-affect-mi-poor-university-funding <p><strong>Calley wins straw poll to be Snyder's running mate again in 2014</strong></p><p>"Kentucky Senator Rand Paul won a presidential straw poll of Republicans attending a party conference this past weekend on Mackinac Island. New Jersey Governor Chris Christy came in second. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley easily won the straw poll to be Governor Rick Snyder’s running mate again in 2014," Rick Pluta <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/gop-mackinac-conference-set-snyder-2014-re-election-bid">reports.</a></p><p><strong>Government shutdown could affect Michigan's poor</strong></p><p>"A federal government shutdown could have a big effect in Michigan, especially for many of the state’s most vulnerable. John Nixon is Michigan’s state budget director. He says if the federal government does shut down starting October First the state will have trouble finding money to pay for food assistance Medicaid and other programs for the poor," Steve Carmody <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-most-vulnerable-may-be-most-risk-federal-government-shutdown">reports</a></p><p><strong>14 Michigan universities to benefit as Wayne State forfeits state funding</strong></p><p>"Wayne State University's decision to raise tuition at a rate above a cap for performance funding set by the state Legislature is benefiting Michigan's other public universities. State Budget Director John Nixon formally notified the Detroit school earlier this month that it was forfeiting $534,700 in performance funding because of the 8.9 percent increase. The money has been divided among the state's other 14 public universities," the Associated Press reports.</p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:03:11 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14539 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: GOP poll, Fed shutdown could affect MI poor, university funding No power keeps Wayne State, Detroit City Hall closed http://michiganradio.org/post/no-power-keeps-wayne-state-detroit-city-hall-closed <p>DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State University&#39;s main campus in the city&#39;s Midtown are closed as crews continue to try and restore electricity following a power outage.</p><p>Officials at the art museum and nearby college shut down Wednesday afternoon due to the outage which is being blamed on cable failures, recent high temperatures and routine maintenance.</p><p>The mayor&#39;s office said the issues contributed to overload the city&#39;s aging electrical system.</p><p>On Thursday, City Hall remained closed and some traffic lights through downtown remained out. Police officers manned intersections to prevent traffic snarls. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:39:42 +0000 The Associated Press 14396 at http://michiganradio.org No power keeps Wayne State, Detroit City Hall closed College dorms opening at campuses around Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/college-dorms-opening-campuses-around-michigan <p>EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Get out the laundry carts: students are returning to college dorms.<br><br>More than 7,000 freshmen at Michigan State University begin moving in Sunday while other students check in Monday. Classes start Wednesday in East Lansing.<br><br>In Marquette, classes start Monday at Northern Michigan University. Wayne State University in Detroit is welcoming freshmen on Saturday, with sophomore, juniors and seniors following on Sunday.<br> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:58:50 +0000 The Associated Press 14130 at http://michiganradio.org What does bankruptcy mean for Detroiters? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-does-bankruptcy-mean-detroiters <p>Detroit's bankruptcy filing has raised a lot of questions, especially for people who live in the city. It's unlikely the day-to-day lives of Detroiters will change very much under a bankruptcy.</p><p>Lyke Thompson is the director of Wayne State University's Center for Urban Studies. He says Detroit's city services are already pretty bad, and that there will be few immediate differences for city residents, but things could get worse before they improve.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:02:09 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13616 at http://michiganradio.org What does bankruptcy mean for Detroiters? Our legislators do nothing as people go uninsured, roads crumble, and tuition soars http://michiganradio.org/post/our-legislators-do-nothing-people-go-uninsured-roads-crumble-and-tuition-soars <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For years, I’ve been struck by something John F. Kennedy used to say when he was running for president: “The immortal Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the warm-hearted in different scales.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.“ In fact, JFK was actually quoting Franklin D. Roosevelt.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Well, times have certainly changed.</span></p><p>Today, we seem to have a government frozen and paralyzed in the ice of ideological divide, at both federal and state levels. And if you aren’t outraged and worried, you either have a heart of stone or you aren’t paying attention.</p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:57:47 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 13506 at http://michiganradio.org Our legislators do nothing as people go uninsured, roads crumble, and tuition soars Wayne State says no choice but to raise tuition beyond state cap http://michiganradio.org/post/wayne-state-says-no-choice-raise-tuition-beyond-state-cap <p>You’ll have to pay an additional $900 a year to be a Wayne State student next school year.</p><p>The university is raising tuition by 8.9%.</p><p>That’s especially tough on a student body that’s almost entirely from in-state.</p><p>And it’s a dramatic move for the school.</p><p>This year, every other public university in Michigan is playing along with a state deal: schools get access to an extra pool of state money, <em>if</em> they cap tuition hikes at 3.75%.</p><p>But that incentive isn’t enough to make up for deeper cuts from the state. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:26:23 +0000 Kate Wells 13275 at http://michiganradio.org Wayne State says no choice but to raise tuition beyond state cap In this morning's news: Gay marriage in Michigan, Medicaid workgroup, WSU tuition hike http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-gay-marriage-michigan-medicaid-workgroup-wsu-tuition-hike <p><strong>Potential impact of U.S. Supreme Court decisions</strong><strong> on gay marriage</strong></p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage yesterday won't have any immediate effects in Michigan, but they could impact the state in<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/understanding-how-todays-supreme-court-decisions-gay-marriage-could-affect-michigan"> other ways.</a></p><p>"A federal judge says he’ll rule soon on a case dealing with same-sex adoptions in Michigan. But the decision could extend beyond adoption rights and address the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage...Gay rights activists in Michigan are also gearing up for a 2016 ballot campaign to overturn the state’s ban," Jake Neher reports.</p><p><strong>Republican senators form Medicaid workgroup</strong></p><p>"Six Republican senators will<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/senate-group-named-explore-medicaid-expansion-michigan"> meet over the summer </a>to consider ways to possibly improve Medicaid expansion legislation pending in the Michigan Senate. Governor Rick Snyder is traveling the state to pressure Senate Republicans to vote after they adjourned last week without voting...Snyder calls the workgroup's creation 'good progress,'" according to the Associated Press.</p><p><strong>Wayne State University students face steep tuition hike</strong></p><p>A budget passed yesterday by the Wayne State Board of Governors raises the tuition for a fulltime resident undergraduate at the university by $904 for the 2013-2014 school year. Wayne State Board of Governors Chairwoman Debbie Dingell says the state's failure to adequately fund universities made the increase necessary. The school says it will also increase financial aid by 11%.</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:12:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13269 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: Gay marriage in Michigan, Medicaid workgroup, WSU tuition hike Forget a modest increase, tuition might jump significantly at Wayne State http://michiganradio.org/post/forget-modest-increase-tuition-might-jump-significantly-wayne-state <p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/which-michigan-colleges-are-raising-tuition-how-much">We've heard about the tuition increases for other public universities in Michigan</a>.</p><p>Tomorrow, the board of regents for Wayne State University will vote on that school's increase.</p><p><a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130625/NEWS02/306250068/Wayne-State-University-to-seek-major-tuition-increase">David Jesse over at the Detroit Free Press</a> reports it could be a big one:</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:11:16 +0000 Mark Brush 13244 at http://michiganradio.org Forget a modest increase, tuition might jump significantly at Wayne State