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CMU initiates student rental car program

Students can now use the Enterprise CarShare program at Central Michigan University. The program is especially beneficial to those who come to campus without transportation, such as freshmen, out-of-state students and international students. Students must have a driver’s license and be at least 18. International driver’s licenses are accepted. The annual membership fee is $35. The cars can be rented for an hourly price on weekdays starting at $7.50 and overnight starting at $35. Weekend prices start at $8.50 hourly and $40 overnight.

LSSU approves tuition initiative for North American talent

Lake Superior State University’s Board of Trustees has approved a North American tuition initiative — titled “One Rate at Lake State” — designed to attract academically talented students to enhance Michigan’s economy, intellectual capital and overall environment. Effective in fall 2015, every student from throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico will be charged the same tuition rate to attend LSSU.

Wayne State CitizenDetroit project receives $750,000

As Detroit continues its transition out of bankruptcy, CitizenDetroit, a project of Wayne State University’s Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society, will expand to educate the city’s residents about local government and the decision-making process as a way to involve them more deeply in public policy development and city revitalization. The expansion is supported by $750,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 


MIT receives $118M for real estate entrepreneurship lab

MIT has received one of the largest gifts in its history, from alumnus Samuel Tak Lee, to establish a real estate entrepreneurship lab that will promote social responsibility among entrepreneurs and academics in the real estate profession worldwide, with a particular focus on China. The gift will fund fellowships to attract both U.S. and international students and will support research on sustainable real estate development and global urbanization.

University of Illinois receives $2M Mellon grant

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has been awarded a $2.05 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create research groups in three emerging areas in the humanities. The grant will support research by University of Illinois faculty and students in the areas of bio-humanities, environmental humanities and legal humanities. The grant will be used for fellowships and internships for Illinois faculty and students and to support post-doctoral fellowships. 


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