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Apr 17th 2018

Ford Mustang Is World's Best-selling Sports Car for Third Year

The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker announced that the Mustang was the planet's best-selling sports coupe for the third consecutive year. Ford said it sold nearly 126,000 Mustang coupes and convertibles in 2017 across 146 different countries.

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Apr 09th 2018

Henry Ford Hospital Gets Anonymous $20 Million Gift for Cancer Research

Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) received a $20-million donation for its new pancreatic cancer center that is expected to help develop new methods to detect the disease early on. The Detroit-based health system announced on Monday that the gift was from someone who wished to remain anonymous.

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Mar 13th 2018

Feds Award $750,000 for Loop Trail on Belle Isle

Federal funds will help pay for a 6-mile, multi-use loop trail around Belle Isle Park in Detroit. U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan say $750,000 is being provided by the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance Program.

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Jan 16th 2018

MSU Receives $1.5M Grant to Build Slave Trade & Ancestry Database

A $1.5 million grant gifted to MSU by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will go toward a database that harbors information about former slaves. The database will encompass data surrounding those who came to America during the Atlantic slave trade; giving individuals the opportunity to explore their ancestry.

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Oct 17th 2017

MSU’s Communication Program Is Ranked Second Best in the World

According to Shanghai-Ranking, an organization uncovering the best academic universities around the globe, MSU’s communication program is second best in the world. Areas of communication such as video game creation, graphic arts, advertising and public relations are helping to bolster this worldly ranking.

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Aug 28th 2017

Detroit Invests $10M in Skilled Trades Career Center Improvements

The Randolph Career Technical Education Center is undergoing renovations to serve Detroiters interested in skilled trades careers. The $10-million investment is going toward classroom renovations to prepare students for jobs in fields like carpentry, masonry, plumbing and pipefitting, entrepreneurship

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Aug 23rd 2017

$15M Convention Center Announced for Downtown Muskegon

A $15 million convention center will be built next to the Holiday Inn and LC Walker Arena in downtown Muskegon under a public/private agreement among the City of Muskegon, Muskegon County and the owner of the hotel.

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Aug 19th 2017

$1M Gift to Create Michigan State Virtual-Learning Platform

A $1 million gift to the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University will create a virtual-learning platform for students focusing on advanced business analytics.

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Aug 19th 2017

$1M Gift to Create Michigan State Virtual-Learning Platform

A $1 million gift to the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University will create a virtual-learning platform for students focusing on advanced business analytics.

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Mar 14th 2017

Eminem To Launch New Collaboration With Carhartt

Rapper Eminem is launching a limited-edition line of products with clothing brand Carhartt to benefit MSU's music program, Verses Project. The artist has previously worked with designers at Dearborn- based Carhartt. The new line will be launched at the company's flagship store in Detroit.

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Mar 01st 2017

UM and MSU Among Top Ten Peace Corp Volunteer Rankings

The University of Michigan came up at #4, while MSU came in at #10 among the large schools on the Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are currently 60 Wolverines and 48 Spartans volunteering worldwide.

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Dec 01st 2016

MSU To Get $122.5M for Cyclotron Lab

Michigan State University is getting up to $122.5 million in funding over five years for the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. The agreement with the National Science Foundation allows for continuing funding to support research in nuclear and accelerator science.

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