Month: January 2016

5 Michigan Community Colleges Shortlisted For Prestigious Million-Dollar Aspen Prize

Five of Michigan’s 28 community colleges are eligible for the 2017 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence, a coveted award that recognizes two-year institutions that have “demonstrated exceptional levels of student achievement.” The list, released Tuesday, includes 150 colleges from 35 states. The Michigan institutions vying for the award are: Alpena Community College, Mott Community …

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Michigan’s Economy No Longer Dependent on the Auto Industry – Michigan Capitol Confidential

New stories Only 1 in 23 jobs in the state are related to auto manufacturing Michigan media pundits repeatedly claim that the auto industry dominates this state’s economy. A recent example came when MLive columnist Rick Haglund wrote, “Michigan, heavily dependent on the auto industry, needs a strong national economy to thrive. …

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