All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘University of Michigan’

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 on the other hand, see it doing just about the opposite. In a speech he gave at the University of …

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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 Lewan was involved in a fight that took place on December 1, following their big game against their rivals, Ohio …

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University Creates iPhone Orchestra

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.

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Amazon In Book Printing Deal With University Of Michigan 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.

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Google Co-founder Addresses University of Michigan

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.

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RIAA Targets Michigan Students, Draws NPR Ire

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.

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