Oct. 23, 2015 — To increase student body diversity at the University of Michigan, President Mark Schlissel has announced an initiative that will initially develop 120 students in Southfield and Ypsilanti in a program that could eventually lead to four-year scholarships. The program, to be known as Wolverine Pathways, will partner with the school districts to increase the number of underrepresented minority and first-generation students at the university. It will select students in the seventh and 10th grades for a year-round program that continues to their completion of 12th grade.
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Oct. 19 — There is significant momentum behind natural gas extraction in the United States, with many states viewing it as an opportunity to foster economic growth, move toward domestic energy security and create a cleaner energy supply. However, as domestic production has accelerated in the past 10 years, there has also been increased public scrutiny of natural gas development, particularly with respect to high-volume hydraulic fracturing in shale gas deposits. Key concerns include potential chemical contamination from fracturing fluids, wastewater disposal, and possible environmental and health impacts.
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Oct. 13 — A University of Michigan library announced Tuesday that is has acquired the papers of Dr. Jack Kevorkian and is making them publicly available as part of an effort to help people better understand the assisted-suicide advocate and his role in the right-to-die debate.
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