October 12, 2015
Topic: State & Community
CMU receives $10M for Great Lakes research
Central Michigan University was awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to continue its implementation of the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative was launched in 2010 to protect and restore the lakes.
Oakland University, Wayne Law partner to offer bachelor's plus law degree
A new partnership between Oakland University and Wayne State University Law School will allow students to earn both a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six years. Traditionally, earning both would total seven years, but this fast-track program will allow students to begin taking classes at Wayne Law during their fourth year at Oakland. Students who have completed their Oakland requirements can begin taking classes at Wayne Law in fall 2016 through the partnership.
GVSU and Consumers Energy break ground on Solar Gardens project
Grand Valley State University and Consumers Energy officially broke ground Oct. 2 on a new community solar project. The Solar Gardens will span 17 acres and will be the largest community solar project in the state and will serve as an extension of the classroom, allowing students and faculty to learn about renewable energy. The Gardens are expected to be completed in spring of 2016.
University of Chicago receives $100M gift to confront global conflicts
The Pearson Family Foundation has donated $100 million to the University of Chicago to establish the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and The Pearson Global Forum at Chicago Harris. They will be the first research institute and global forum of their kind solely devoted to the study and resolution of global conflicts. The gift from the foundation is equal in size to the second-largest gift in the history of the university.
IU receives $20M donation for Kelley School of Business
Indiana University alumnus Conrad T. Prebys, president of Progress Construction and Management in San Diego, has donated $20 million to the university's Kelley School of Business. The gift will establish student scholarship and faculty chair endowment programs, as well as fund a new career services center. It will also establish a new outdoor amphitheater on the IU Bloomington campus for musical and theatrical productions.