University of Michigan Articles

Michigan Minimum Wage Should be Raised, Says Obama

President Obama wants to raise the minimum wage in Michigan by almost three dollars. As he said in his State of the Union address given in January, the president believes doing so can help people out of poverty. The republicans …

Taylor Lewan, NFL Draft Prospect, Facing Multiple Misdemeanor Charges

One of the top NFL draft prospects, Taylor Lewan, has been charged with multiple misdemeanors. He is a graduate from the University of Michigan, and a previous encounter has finally caught up with him, just months before the draft. Taylor …

University Creates iPhone Orchestra
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iPhones are being used as musical instruments in a new class taught at the University of Michigan.

The students who design, build and play instruments on their iPhones, will perform a free public concert on December 9.

The course called "Building a Mobile Phone Ensemble" is believed to be the first of its kind. The class is taught by Georg Essl, a computer scientist and musician who has been working on developing mobile phones as musical instruments.

Amazon In Book Printing Deal With University Of Michigan

Amazon.com is partnering with the University of Michigan to reprint 400,000 titles that are no longer under copyright protection or are out of print.

Amazon’s BookSurge unit will print and bind the books in soft cover and they will be available on the site for $10 to $45 depending on the length.

Google Co-founder Addresses University of Michigan
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Google co-founder Larry Page gave a quite inspirational speech at the University of Michigan the other day, and the Google Press Center found it so great, they decided to release it to the public.

The entire thing is transcribed here (and the video’s below), but to sum it up, it’s about following your dreams to make a difference. At least that’s what I got out of it.

RIAA Targets Michigan Students, Draws NPR Ire
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Privacy is a hot word around the blogosphere today; Google is protecting it and the RIAA is employing every trick in their playbook to circumvent a user’s right to privacy by pressuring ISPs and Universities to voluntarily hand over identifying information pertaining to users who are allegedly violating copyright law by sharing digital music over the school’s network.