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A look at how the University of Michigan profits from ‘hard sciences,’ neglects fundamental research

BY: ALEXA ST. JOHN Girish Kulkarni, a University of Michigan biomedical engineering faculty member, never thought he would be working on business strategies for a product when he graduated from his PhD program in electrical engineering. He graduated thinking he would be working on fundamental research, not on marketing a product of his own. But […]

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Water in Crisis: Flint, MI.

In reading “People of Flint speak: ‘Nobody should … be living like this’” by Elisha Anderson of the Detroit Free Press, readers must first be familiar with the 2014 Flint water crisis. The article does not start with general background information nor a timeline of the crisis; instead, it starts with a narrative, human-interest lede […]

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The Responsibility Healthcare Specialists have in Changing the Narrative of Opioid use in Michigan Hospital Settings

Andrew Willard, father of three, never thought a minor surgery with a written prescription from a reputable doctor would have such a major impact on his life. The consequences of over prescription can affect any individual, including educated healthcare professionals. The United States makes up only 4% of the world population, but prescribes 80% of […]

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Faith: Empowering and Uniting to Fight Health Disparities

Lines are painted, soccer nets are set, and kids convene on the dewy grass of Pingree Park in Southeast Detroit. One comes with fingers wrapped around his grandfather’s hand, nervous for his game. Six come out of a mini-van giggling, while their mom juggles the newly adopted infant, water bottles, and lawn chairs. As diverse […]

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The Next Generation Science Standards: The Effort to Unite a Polarized Nation through Science

In the last few minutes of class, Ronni Marron’s tenth-grade Earth Science class is quiet. Only the sounds of shuffling papers, the faint scribble of pencils, and the clicking of computers– signaling the students’ progress through an ice core lab fill the room. The classroom however, wasn’t always so quiet. At the top of the […]

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I believe, reprise

While I don’t feel that any of my initial beliefs about journalism have changed, I do feel that they have grown tremendously. If I were to rewrite my “I believe” statements, I would include three major additions. I believe that social media is an integral and growing aspect of journalism and how we share information. […]

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I Believe Reprise

3 beliefs that changed during this class: I believe that journalism has the power to bring communities together. Sharing of stories, news, events, ideas and research cultivates an environment of understanding. With greater understanding, an opportunity for support, collaboration, and action becomes available. Occasionally this belief can be true but this semester I learned that […]

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Bridging the political divide

Knight Team 5 Mary Weber Shaylyn Austin Beatrice Thaman Sam McMullen 14 November 2017 Project Title Providing exposure to political opinions through an informative and concise platform Describe your Project People want to hear about issues that are important to them. They also want to hear about these issues from people like them. That’s where […]

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The Survival of News: Engaging the Reader

The New York Times article, on the Newspaper Association of America’s removal of the word “newspaper” from its name, does a good job of engaging the reader despite being on an uncommon and unpopular topic. By starting with a thought experiment that takes the reader to their future self being asked, “’Grandma, what was a newspaper?’”, […]

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Is Nate Silver right?

In this Politico article, “Is Nate Silver right?”, Steven Shepard analyzes the famed statistician’s election polling methods on fivethirtyeight.com. Shepard indicates how polls are intended to “bring order to the chaos” and provide a unbiased position on the election status. As someone who is very up to date in the election and checks multiple polls […]

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