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Wayne and Windsor law schools team up for environmental law clinic

Wayne State University Law School and the University of Windsor Law School are collaborating to provide their students opportunities to work together in the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. Beginning as early as this fall, students from both schools will tackle together legal issues including air and water quality, invasive species, renewable energy and environmental justice. The Great Lakes Environmental Law Center is located in TechTown. Nick Schroeck, director of the Wayne Law Environmental Law Clinic and the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, comments in the story.
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Are American ideals a pipe dream?

Stephen Henderson spoke with Marc Kruman, director of the Center for the Study of Citizenship and history professor at Wayne State University, about the state of America today. The conversation focused on opportunity, political participation and American ideals. Regarding the role of race, Kruman said that the founding fathers would likely be surprised at the degree of racial equality in the U.S. today and that they never got far enough to conceptualize it. He added that the black vote in the south since 1965 has changed the region and that black elected officials were unthinkable before.
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Hills professor garners national award

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants awarded a Max Block Distinguished Article Award to Alan Reinstein, George R. Husband Professor of Accounting at Wayne State University\'s School of Business Administration. Reinstein and his co-author Avinash Arya received the award in recognition of their innovative and thought-provoking technical analysis article, "Recent Developments in Fair Value Accounting," published in The CPA Journal.

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.
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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.
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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.