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Students at Michigan’s universities can blame state politicians for about 60% of the tuition increases they’ve experienced over the last 13 years, a new report by the nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency finds.
The other 40% of the blame goes to universities for increasing their spending, according to the report authored by HFA Deputy Director Kyle Jen.
For the full article, see David Jesse, "Cuts by Michigan lawmakers, school spending blamed for higher tuition costs", Detroit Free Press, December 8, 2013.
Today is the 126th anniversary of Diego Rivera's birthday. Among the most famous of his works is his mural on the walls of the Detroit Institute of Arts that celebrates the American worker, particularly those on the production lines of car plants, which was completed in 1933. Click here for more information about Rivera's murals at the DIA.
Source : Alicia Pflaumer, Diego Rivera, communist and Mexican icon, honored with Google Doodle, Christian Science Monitor, December 8, 2011.
Michigan territorial representative Father Gabriel Richard took his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the first Roman Catholic priest to serve in Congress.
For more information, see "Father Gabriel Richard: Detroit's pioneer priest", Detroit News, July 20, 1997.
Michigan State beat Ohio State, 34-24, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, to win the Big Ten title and a trip to the Rose Bowl. The Spartans posted a school-record 12th victory and snapped the Buckeyes' 24-game winning streak, and denied them a spot in the BCS championship game. Michigan State grabbed its first Rose Bowl bid in 26 years.
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