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Monday, February 14, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Monday, February 14, 2005

"I eat once a day, mostly crusts and day-old bread."
Joseph lives on the streets of Detroit. He is 82 years old.
This and other profiles of people in the streets of Detroit available through The Snowsuit Effort. The pictures are amazing.

Michigan Universities Transform Michigan's Tech Industry
Detroit Free Press tech writer Mike Wendland reports that technology transfers from the University of Michigan last year resulted in 13 new businesses & 285 inventions in medicine, engineering, chemistry, biophysics, education and transportation systems. Royalties and ownership holdings netted the university almost $12 million. MSU brought in $20 million.

Under the Influence Part 3
The final installment of a Detroit Free Press three-part series reports that records obtained by the Free Press under the state's Freedom of Information Act show that a Michigan Liquor Control Commission quorum -- at least three of its five members -- has met behind closed doors with the wholesalers or their chief lobbyist four times since November 2003, a violation of the state Open Meetings Act.
Read Part 1 of 3 of this Series
Read Part 2 of 3 of this Series

2006 Great Lakes Aid Concert
Organized along the lines of the successful Farm Aid concerts, Great Lakes Aid will hold their inaugural concert in 2006. Proceeds will benefit grassroots community conservation efforts and the organization is currently seeking your support.

Some Michigan Colleges Say Granholm Broke Promise
The Detroit News reports that some of Michigan's 15 four-year universities say Gov. Jennifer Granholm's proposed $30 million cut in higher education funding goes against her vow last year to boost funding in exchange for caps on tuition hikes. The Governor's office has responded that the state's universities come out $70 million ahead to to a $200 million bond initiative.

Business & Networking Group Buy-in Key for U-M Tech Plan
The Ann Arbor News reports that the University of Michigan's plan to grow and promote Southeast Michigan's technology strengths to the world may depend on getting buy-in from a multitude of local nonprofit business and networking groups.

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