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Wayne State University is one of the state's largest universities and, with its role as a partner with TechTown and NextEnergy, its research reach and national stature continues to grow. Add in the College for Creative Studies, which just opened a second campus, University of Detroit Mercy, which has Michigan's only Division 1 lacrosse team, and Marygrove College's impressive urban leadership work. All in all, not too shabby in the knowledge department for a blue-collar town.

Higher Ed Features

The final panel in Bessiake's work, "For the Greater Good ... 00:01"

MNL Voices: Detroit high-schooler describes the emotions he used to make his award-winning artwork

Habacuc Samuel Bessiake, a 2017 graduate of Henry Ford Academy in Detroit, received a national ward for his self-portrait, "For the Greater Good…00:01." In this personal essay, he describes how he created it.

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Metro Detroit colleges and universities embrace community leadership

Is community leadership something folks are born with or can it be taught? More area colleges and universities are betting that it can—and they're basing their curriculums on it.

Feodies Shipp III at U of M Detroit Center

Do Ann Arbor and Detroit need stronger ties?

Though they're a mere 45-minute drive apart, Detroiters and Ann Arborites often talk about each other's cities as if there's a massive gulf between them. We examine connections between the two cities and how they can be leveraged to greater effect.

Campus of University of Detroit Mercy

Institutions of higher education an essential part of Live6 growth

The University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College have been important neighborhood anchors since their foundings. And with increased attention to development in the neighborhoods outside of the city center, they'll be more important than ever. 

Rachel Jones, a senior at the Henry Ford Academy School For Creative Studies in Detroit

The Henry Ford Academy's senior mastery process helps students own their future

The Senior Mastery Process gives high school students at the Henry Ford Academy a hands-on opportunity working for a business or organization to help answer the age old question, "What do I want to be when I grow up?"
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Stories from the new economy: Technology Commercialization at Wayne State University

Wayne State University's Office of Technology Commercialization is responsible for protecting and commercializing the intellectual properties developed at Wayne State, helping researchers and practitioners translate bedside and laboratory discoveries into products that can change lives.

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Stories from the new economy: Henry Ford Innovation Institute

Henry Ford Innovation Institute connects medical practitioners with designers and entrepreneurs to help commercialize the innovation that arises every day at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Stories from the new economy: Blackstone Launchpad

The Blackstone Launchpad at Wayne State University helps students launch companies around their ideas.
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