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A Tough Legislator; A Gentle Parent

11/08/16

A Tough Legislator; A Gentle Parent

Cong. John Conyers, Jr. discusses the demands and personal rewards of his most consuming and fulfilling challenge.

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Meanwhile, on Joy Road...

11/08/16

Meanwhile, on Joy Road...

When does this video drop?

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PHOTOS: Black cosplay in full effect at Detroit's Youmacon convention

11/07/16

PHOTOS: Black cosplay in full effect at Detroit's Youmacon convention

The three-day conference downtown drew hundreds of area anime fans.

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6 Tips for Maximizing Financial Aid

11/07/16

6 Tips for Maximizing Financial Aid

Follow this advice from local and national experts to get the most financial aid possible for your college-bound son or daughter – or yourself.

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What college campus environment is the best fit for you?

11/07/16

What college campus environment is the best fit for you?

A particular school might not make much of an impression online or through its viewbook, but once a student is there for a visit, it could surge to the top of his or her list. While financial aid and academics are important, the campus vibe should feel right for the student as well. A student who wants the intimacy of a small school won’t feel comfortable on a campus of 50,000. Someone who wants to see the world outside Detroit might not find Wayne State University or even other in-state universities desirable choices. On the other hand, staying close to home could be a plus, ruling out options more than a one-to-two-hour drive from home. CharMaine Hines, associate vice chancellor at Wayne County Community College District, notes that some high school students might not be...

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10 Keys to College Success

11/07/16

10 Keys to College Success

Local experts weight in on what new college students should do help ensure success and graduation.

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7 tips for transitioning to college

11/07/16

7 tips for transitioning to college

For-profit schools advertising quick and easy certificate programs to nontraditional students often have low graduation rates, and the credential it offers might ultimately be considered worthless by future employers. Credits are also less likely to transfer to other schools, leaving students with significant debt and minimal reward. Stay focused on accredited community colleges and four-year schools.

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Energy exec Carla Walker-Miller chooses to ‘lean out’

11/07/16

Energy exec Carla Walker-Miller chooses to ‘lean out’

While women executives are told to ‘lean in,’ Detroit energy CEO Carla Walker-Miller chose a different method: Making the mainstream reach out and bring her in, on her own terms.

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How to survive your family dinners this year

11/07/16

How to survive your family dinners this year

How to maintain your grace – and sanity – at the dinner table this year

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Monica Conyers: My testimony

11/07/16

Monica Conyers: My testimony

“I advise anyone: Before you call someone your friend, look at their motives and listen to wise older people.”

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