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Student loan tax credit; No cuts to higher education

Legislation has been introduced in the State House that would give a five year tax credit of 50 percent for students with a student loan. The state would forgive that portion if the student agrees to stay in Michigan for 5 years. Also, key lawmakers are promising not to cut the budget for higher education. State Rep. Sam Singh, D-East Lansing, says: "We have seen the pain created by the extreme cuts that Governor Snyder made in 2011 and now it's time for us to protect those higher education institutions as we have to make cuts throughout the budget.
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Personalized strategy is best for heart health

Nancy T. Artinian, associate dean for research and director of the Center for Health Research at Wayne State University's College of Nursing, discusses the long term benefits of lifestyle changes for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=2785&DateTime=7%2F12%2F2010+3%3A14%3A07+PM&Term=wayne+state&PlayClip=TRUE http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20100712/personalized-strategy-is-best-for-heart-health http://www.sunherald.com/2010/07/12/2325292/american-heart-association-scientific.html
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Experts offer tips for staying fit in the workplace

Tonia Reinhard, a registered dietitian and director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Wayne State University, offers some tips to up your midday meal game. Sandwiches: Look for healthy bread that has 4 grams of fiber or more, add a lean source of protein, like chicken breast lunch meat, and then leafy greens, like spinach or kale. Be conscious of what you are spreading on your sandwich; mayonnaise is packed with calories and fat, while mustard is very low in calories and fat. Smoothies: Smoothies can fit into a fast-paced lifestyle, where there is limited time to eat or prepare a lunch. Blending a smoothie is also a great way to incorporate healthy foods into your diet that you may not typically eat raw by themselves.
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Student entrepreneurs to present business models Nov. 15 at Wayne State

Students from the Blackstone LaunchPad, Wayne State University\'s student entrepreneur program, and other colleges around the Metro Detroit area will showcase their business models at Wayne State\'s Get Launched! Event Nov. 15. Get Launched! allows today\'s students to showcase tomorrow\'s next great business model. Their business ideas range from mobile apps and social media technology to retail and automotive engineering, and everything in between.

O'Connor: Change Judicial Elections in Michigan

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, speaking at a symposium on judicial election and selection at Wayne State University earlier this week, urged Michigan to change the way it chooses judges from an electoral system to one of merit-based selection as is done at the federal level. Michigan is one of 39 states that has elected judges rather than judges selected by legislatures and then given life tenure to insulate them from political influence. http://michiganmessenger.com/34629/oconnor-change-judicial-elections-in-michigan http://new.whtc.com/news/articles/2010/feb/10/justice-oconnor-calls-new-system-judge-selection/ http://www.record-eagle.com/statenews/local_story_041071029.html http://www.freep.com/article/20100209/NEWS02/100209027/1004/News02/Justice-OConnor-speaks-at-Wayne-State-event http://detnews.com/article/20100210/POLITICS02/2100361/Ex--Supreme-Court-Justice-O-Connor--Change-way-Mich--elects-judges http://www.metrotimes.com/blog/newsblawg.asp?perm=975
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Detroiters attribute population decline to crime, poor schools, few jobs

Crime, poor schools and a lack of employment are common themes Detroiters point to as reasons why more than 200,000 people have left the city in the past 10 years. Brian Raveau, 23, said he worries about his fiancée walking home at night from Wayne State University. "I've had a pleasant experience," he said about living near WSU where he also attends school. He said Detroit needs to create a better image to get people to want to move to the city. He said getting rid of abandoned buildings will help.