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An Analysis of Up in Michigan - An Analysis of Up in Michigan My choosing this story for an analysis is based on what I think is the very American feeling there is to this short story. The title alone has this American ring to it: Up in Michigan. From the start settling the story deep into the soil of the country. The title seems like the beginning of an old tale, once upon a time up in Michigan…it ends there and propels the "unfinished", never settled way of the story along. And at the same time it signifies that this is just another story, told a hundred times before....   [tags: Up in Michigan Essays] 1263 words
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The State of Michigan - Michigan is the only state in the union composed to two separated peninsulas. At the closest point, the upper and lower peninsulas are a mere five miles apart. In the early twentieth century, the only way to make the trip across the five miles of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron was to take a boat ride from one side to the other. As businesses expanded and industry grew, the demand to cross the lakes for travel and commerce purposes grew. The only way to cross the lake was by means of a ferry service, which was unable to keep up with consumer demand....   [tags: American History, Mackinac Bridge, Informative] 2254 words
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Comparing Medicaid in Michigan and Indiana - Introduction Eligibility for Medicaid programs in Michigan is based on either income only or income and assets. In addition, many of the programs available have age restrictions and/or require applicants to have certain health conditions (e.g. pregnancy). Eligibility requirements for Medicaid in Indiana are similar to those of Michigan. The two programs, however, do contrast in three substantial ways. Two out of three of these ways indicates that Indiana has the better program. Michigan’s Eligibility Criteria for Medicaid Traditional Medicaid is available, in Michigan, to adults that are taking care of a dependant child(ren), are on Supplemental Security income (SSI), aged, blind, disabl...   [tags: Medicaid Programs]
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The Cultural Landscape of Detroit, Michigan - A culture is a group of people with common belief systems, norms and values. the culture of Detroit itself could be considered a popular culture that is diffused mostly through word of mouth and media sources. Cultural landscapes provide a sense of place and identity; they map our relationship with the land over time and they are a part of our national heritage and each citizens life. A cultural landscape can be referred to as a site associated with a significant event, activity, person or group of people....   [tags: Packard Plant, Heidelberg Project] 873 words
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Affordable Housing in Detroit Michigan - In today’s volatile real estate market what was once a solid investment, real estate, no longer is the financial safe haven that it once was. Many of the distressed properties have been completely exploited. These properties have been completely stripped of fixtures, plumbing, wiring, and are merely shells. One area that has an excess of such properties available is Detroit Michigan, which will be the focus of this hypothetical exercise and essay. Affordable housing is always needed, regardless of it is through a standard lease on a “rent to own” basis....   [tags: Real Estate ] 944 words
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Michigan School of Professional Psychology - My interest in the field of Psychology began during my sophomore year of high school when I started working as a Peer Educator for the S.A.V.E. (saving adolescents via education) program. This position trained me to educate Detroit’s inner city youth about sexual responsibility while advocating community participation into the program. This experience gave me the opportunity to build relationships with local teens and their parents. This was a great experience and it made me realize how much I enjoyed helping others; at that moment I decided to pursue a career in the Psychology field....   [tags: Career Ambition ] 1541 words
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Capital Punishment in Michigan - The majority of the United States uses the death penalty; should we add one more to the list and have Michigan become a state that uses the death penalty. Some people think that bringing the death penalty to Michigan would a good idea. Others think that doing this is stupid and would not be just and they should just go to jail. Michigan should bring the death penalty here because it would decrease crime rate, benefit Michigan overall, and criminals who just got released from prison for murder could not go and kill another innocent person....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]
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Water Problems of Michigan - Michigan has its fair share of environmental issues. Among the state’s biggest issue concerns water quality. Pollution is enormous within the Great Lakes, as can be seen in Lake Michigan and several rivers such as the Kalamazoo and Grand River. The contamination of water includes such things as sewage, dumping of toxic chemicals, garbage, and mercury emissions from power plants and factories. According to Brandon Howell of Mlive Michigan news, who discusses the issues of mercury, “Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that harms growing children and pollutes our environment” (2)....   [tags: environmental issues, water quality]
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Education Policy in Michigan - An outdated education system is the largest problem Michigan faces because it affects not only the present, but also the future of the state. Important issues cannot be solved, nor policies created to remedy them, if the people attempting to solve them are not equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to make informed decisions. The state cannot run itself, let alone the nation as a whole, if its’ people are uneducated. The Constitution, the very basis of our government, relies heavily on the assumption that citizens of the United States are able to make knowledgeable and well-reasoned decisions, the types of which cannot be made when a person does not receive a proper education....   [tags: Education]
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Office Printers: Michigan - Print smart technology-office printers michigan Applied imaging is Michigan's reputed office technological equipment provider. It is an experienced provider dealing with office equipment for 65 years. It has offices all over the state. Today almost all government and private firms are running with the help of computers. Computers have invaded the work sphere replacing the staff. Such computers also need additional equipment for the smooth functioning of the office work. One of the most dominant features in offices, hospitals, homes, restaurants, etc., is the printer....   [tags: Technological Equipment Provider] 1088 words
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Sources of Power in The Michigan Department of Corrections - ... However, the way in which parole was granted and supervised has changed over the years. In 1992, Michigan Governor Engler signed legislation, which enacted the Michigan Parole Board (Source). The Michigan Parole Board consists of ten full time employees who are selected by the director of the MDOC. Since the Michigan Department of Corrections is a public organization, the United States Constitution has a direct impact over the way the organization is run. According to the Federalist Papers Number 45-46, it is extremely important that state governments are able to function independently than the federal government....   [tags: administration, security, history] 2050 words
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Michigan's Economic Development - By 1900 railroads combined with steamboats, the telegraph, lighthouses and silos revolutionized overland transportation and travel, pulling Michigan and national markets together, aiding in the creation of the modern consumer society and the production of new technologies. The successful development and implementation of networked technologies coupled with ingenuity, from men like Sligh, McMillan and Berkey, along with the collaboration of state industries and furniture exhibitions allowed Michigan to thrive in the manufacturing and service sectors at the turn of the century....   [tags: American History] 1561 words
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Michigan's Fab Five - The best recruiting class in NCAA history came in and changed the game. Before they came to college, players still wore short shorts and the only people caught wearing black socks on a basketball court were 60-year olds trying to be young again. They changed the game with their great basketball skills, and their swagger. The road to greatness wasn't very easy for some though; they lived a tough life, and used that as motivation to drive them to greatness. They were are Michigan's Fab Five. In spring of 1991, the University of Michigan signed what was arguably the best recruiting class in the history of college basketball....   [tags: NCAA, Basketball]
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The Difficulties of Providing Foster Care in Michigan - “Foster care is a substitute care for children placed away from their parents or guardians because the guardians are no longer able to care for them. This includes, but is not limited to, placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions, and pre adoptive homes” (Johnson). To become a foster parent there are many steps. Each step is tedious in order to make sure that the parent(s) is safe and reliable enough to take care of children not their own....   [tags: social issues, foster care]
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Michigan and Boston: The Copper-Mining Industry - Copper mining has had a huge impact on Michigan throughout history. Copper mining has had such an impact that the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has a region referred to as “The Copper Country” because of its involvement in the copper-mining industry. The copper-mining industry has also led to technological developments necessary for hoisting and drilling as well as the development of towns and cities in the Keweenaw. In addition, it led to the creation of many potential jobs for residents of the towns that were developed to support these mines....   [tags: english miners, calumet, hecla properties]
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Research Paper: Foster Care In Michigan - Foster care is a substitute care for children placed away from their parents or guardians because they are no longer able to care for them. This includes, but is not limited to, placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions, and pre adoptive homes. Many people ask how to get involved in foster care. There are many foster care agencies around the state of Michigan; some government-ran, others privately-ran....   [tags: social services programs and policies]
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Michigan - States. It is one of the nation's leading manufacturing states. Michigan leads in the manufacture of automobiles. Detroit, Michigan's largest city, is called the Automobile Capital of the World and the Motor City. The Detroit area produces more cars and trucks than any other part of the nation. Flint and Lansing also are important automaking centers. Michigan is a leader in food processing and steel production. Service industries, such as health care and retail trade, employ many people in the state....   [tags: essays research papers] 1444 words
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The University of Michigan Fab Five - There seems to be a fine line, a three-point line, between pushing the envelope and pushing a revolution. In 1991, five freshmen from the University of Michigan brashly stepped over that line redefining the world of college basketball as we knew it and in the process, revolutionized the relationship between style and sport. These men were "fresh" in more ways than one, causing an entire nation to dub them fabulous. They brought a hip and a hop to a game that was previously flat. Anyone following college basketball loved or hated to love the "Fab Five," evincing that either way five things were on people's minds or television screens....   [tags: College Basketball Sports] 1221 words
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The Michigan No-Fault Insurance Program & Its Proposed Reform - Introduction The purpose of this research is to identify the key issues with the current No-Fault automobile insurance system in Michigan and to discuss the three components of the proposed reform and their effect on the no-fault program. This system, which mandates unlimited lifetime coverage for all automobile accidents, is the most expensive in the United States. The three phases of the proposed reform are to set a limit to lifetime coverage, establish cost controls for medical expenses, and establish a state authority to combat insurance fraud....   [tags: Medical Fee Schedule, Fraud Rates]
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Michigan State University and Texas Christian University - ... The score of IELTS’s test is 6.0. Regular admission needs SAT critical reading scores which is 480 or higher. Academic merit scholarships are provided by MSU to attract the number of students to attend in. Alumni Distinguished Scholarship is awarded to the top 15 candidates who have intellectual performance and participation in the MSU Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition, and these scholarships include tuition, fees, room and board, and $1,000 annually. There are several scholarships related to Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition....   [tags: campus, cost, programs, sports] 1803 words
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Impact of Arab American Immigrants on Southwest Michigan - Scholars over the years have been studying the impact Arab American immigrants have had on Southwest Michigan. In recent years this has become a very important topic, due to the rapid growth and success that Arab Americans are showing. A wide misconception that we must apply when speaking about Arab Americans is calling them Muslims, they are used simultaneously and this is incorrect. Arab’s are a race who originates from the 22 Arab countries while Muslims are followers of the Islamic religion ....   [tags: economic analysis] 1109 words
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MEAL or Michigan Energy Alternatives Helps Millions of People - ... Although a few of our members are either fresh from college or a veteran of their field, all of our employees have had extensive training and bring a special expertise, making them all a valued member of our team. Located in Historic downtown Lansing of Michigan, we see a wide spread of ethnicity, age, and genders; however we have never come across any issues either internally or externally in our company. Because our team is so small, we all work very close with one another. Bring with it a close bond between all employees....   [tags: greenhouse gases, educational seminar, efficiency] 1695 words
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Academic Proposal: Michigan’s Graduation Rate - “In order to get a well-paying job, and live a successful life, you must graduate from high school, and get into a good college.” This quote has become one of the most reoccurring statements that teenagers and young adults hear from people such as their parents, other family members, and teachers. Unfortunately, in the state of Michigan, not everyone is taking this advice seriously. The percentage of people who graduate from high school and do not drop out before completing their education is far less than what it should be....   [tags: Research Proposal ]
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Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. at University of Michigan - ... After Patrick’s speech there was an open Q and A session and musical performances. 2) Why did you choose to attend that event. I chose this event because it was advertised as affecting their audience to reflect deeply on the progress of civil rights and the work we have left to do in creating equal opportunities for all people. 3) What did you like about the event. What did you dislike. What did you learn from the event (BE SPECIFIC). I really enjoyed the fact that Deval Patrick did not just lecture the audience but told stories of his own past and integrated many valuable lessons that tied back to Dr....   [tags: civil rights, american dream, demonstrations] 840 words
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Canadian Waste in Michigan - Canadian Waste in Michigan In 1986, a waste treaty between Canada and the U.S. was signed by American lawmakers concerning the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste.  Under the terms of this treaty, the EPA is to receive notification of these shipments, and then would have 30 days to consent or object to the shipment. Since 1986 Canada has shipped its garbage to Michigan to be dumped into landfills and the provisions of this treaty have never been enforced.  But now is the time for them to be enforced and stop the importing of Canada's garbage....   [tags: Argumentative Environment Trash Essays Papers] 1099 words
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Waterford Meadows, Waterford, Michigan - I grew up in a Waterford Michigan in a neighborhood called Waterford Meadows. The neighborhood consisted of middle-working class citizens, almost entirely Caucasian Americans, nuclear family households (domestic unit consisting of parents and their unmarried children), and the men were the breadwinners while the women homemakers. Today Waterford is a growing township; commercial buildings on every corner, new subdivisions, bigger roads, and high class dining restaurants. When I was a child, in the early eighties, Waterford was not as populated as it is today....   [tags: Free Descriptive Essay About A Place] 2348 words
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Flint, Michigan - Flint, Michigan A strong culture is one that has dependency upon itself along with outside resources. The economy is hard if nearly impossible to predict, and this puts severe strain on a community that is dependent on one employer. Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Flint are examples of these types of communities. When a manufacturing process or company pulls out of a city, many problems arise. Flint is a city which has had a significant portion of an industry leave. GM used to be the heart of Flint, until the decision to downsize was made....   [tags: essays research papers] 723 words
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The life of Coach Jim Harbaugh - ... And it seems that he only has more ahead of him, his prestige as a coach only continues to rise as people see what he can do with a team. even with the bright past he has had it seems that his future will only continue to be brighter. “When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing” These are wise words of the well known Glenn Edward or other wise known as “Bo” Schembechler Jr. An all American football player to history making coach and athletic administrator....   [tags: university of michigan, a legend] 1560 words
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The Physical Geography of Kalamazoo - ... The riverbanks are typically low roughly two to six feet high and has extensive flood plains along the main channel. The actual full river Kalamazoo river system contains over five hundred and thirty two linear miles of of streams. Along with the main river that is the Kalamazoo, there are two large rivers that flow into the Kalamazoo river system. These rivers are the Rabbit river and the Battle Creek River. The Rabbit river is roughly forty six and a half mile long miles long. The bottom of the Rabbit is primarily made up of sand, silt, and clay....   [tags: Michigan, geography, agriculture] 2563 words
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Urban Renewal- The Rebirth of Detroit - If you live in or near Detroit you know the recession, which began roughly around December of 2007 still seems to exist. Detroit with its auto manufacturing background was hit very hard during the economic downturn of our country. What you may not know however is how city planners intend to breathe new life into what many consider a dying city. To the people who see us as a dying city, you have no vision. Urban renewal will bring renewed glory by preserving buildings that have cultural heritage, providing small business opportunities and rebuilding neighborhood communities....   [tags: Recession, Detroit, Renewal, Michigan]
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A Biography on Henry Ford - Famous for being one of the few people to greatly influence the twentieth century, Henry Ford was an innovator with a vision for the future. With his astounding work on transforming the automobile from just a simple invention into a great innovation that people to this day still buy and use, he shaped the twentieth century to a great extent. He was an American industrialist who founded the Ford Motor Company in the early nineteen hundreds. Ever since Ford was a young boy he has always seemed to have an interest in machines....   [tags: michigan car company, detroit]
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Michigan Sales Tax: Sales of Cars, Who Should Pay? - Michigan sales tax: Sales of cars Facts A Michigan automobile finance company finance consumer purchases of automobiles from its affiliated dealers. Their contract stated: If a customer purchased a car from one of the dealerships, and needed financing to pay for the car, the dealer would refer the customer to the finance company. If the company did finance the purchase, a retail installment contract was entered into between the consumer and the finance company. The finance company would then pay the car dealer the full purchase price of the car, including sales tax....   [tags: tax liability cases]
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Why Ohio State's Football Program Is Better than Michigan's - Why Ohio State’s Football Program is better than Michigan’s There is one sport’s rivalry that is known as the greatest of them all. It isn’t the Tobacco Road Rivalry, it isn’t the Iron Bowl, and it isn’t even the Red Sox against the Yankees. According to ESPN at the turn of the century, the greatest sports rivalry is Ohio State versus Michigan in college football. While many Wolverine fans claim that the Michigan football program is the superior one, there are a variety of reasons that show otherwise....   [tags: sports rivalry] 2320 words
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Statement of Purpose for a Bachelor's Degree in Biology or Chemistry from Michigan State University - ... I am interested in applying to Michigan State University for college. To be a neonatologist, I would first have to obtain a bachelor’s degree in either biology or chemistry. Not all schools require this, but because getting into medical school is so competitive, having an undergraduate degree would help get into the program that I want. After obtaining that degree, I would then go to four years of medical school. But before applying, I have to take the Medical College Admissions Test. After medical school, I must participate in a pediatrics residency for about 3 years and take an exam administered by the American Board of Pediatrics to become a certified Pediatrician....   [tags: neonatologist, physician, education]
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Statement of Purpose as a Researcher in the Field of Power Systems at Michigan Technological University - ... Thus the ambition to pursue Ph.D. degree from USA, where the best research amenities are offered, became an automated choice for me. While in my third year of undergraduate study, I got acquainted with the concepts of signal and systems, digital signal processing (ETE 221), electronic circuitry, communication engineering and microprocessor fundamentals (ETE 311). When I studied power electronic circuits such as: ac to dc uncontrolled and controlled rectifiers, voltage controllers, converters, dc to ac inverters and power supplies, I decided to build my career on “Power Systems and Power Electronics” which prompted me to take more core courses and lab works in electrical and electronics f...   [tags: telecommunications, bangledesh, telecom] 928 words
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Community Group Process Analysis of the Board of Public Works and Safety in Michigan City - Name and Purpose of the Group This is an observation of the Board of Public Works & Safety in Michigan City. The overall purpose of this committee is to handle matters and property dealing with the local fire and police departments. The committee is responsible for making decisions in regards to public safety, street closures, street projects, street solicitations, and property demolitions. Seating Chart During the board meeting, all members of the committee were present. The norm is for the group to be seated in a semi-circle with assigned seating....   [tags: regarding local fire and police departments]
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The Speed Limit in the State of Michigan Should be Raised to 80 mph - ... For example, texting while driving makes a person 23 times more likely to crash. (National Hwy Transportation Safety Administration). So if drivers are already distracted, there should be no need to increase the speed limit to increase danger on the road. One warrant for this piece of ground is that drivers have a need for speed, so imagine people going close to 90 MPH on the highway. People are going to speed regardless the speed limit. Drivers say they speed because “they’re late”, “chances of getting caught are low”, “they can’t help it”, “they like driving fast”, and “they do not regard speeding as a serious offence.” (roaddrover.com)....   [tags: I can't drive fifty-five] 624 words
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Michigan Court Case: Charles Toussaint vs BlueCross Blued Shiled - In 1980, a precedent was set in a Michigan court case involving a man named Charles Toussaint who was suing his employer, BlueCross Blue Shield, for wrongful termination based on the guidelines set in the employee manual (Alfred and Bertsche 33). The manual stated that employees would only be terminated for just cause, and the court decided that Blue Cross had violated the agreements in the employee manual (34). The court also ruled that even with Blue Cross’s efforts to provide a document that “issued non-binding guidelines” the employee manual was a contract and Toussiant was wrongfully terminated (34)....   [tags: wrongful termination, civil rights] 2165 words
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Human Population Growth and Water Drought - Water Drought and the Depletion of our Aquifers have lots to due with the human population growth in the World. The population is growing around 80 million people per year. Hence, we now need 64 billion cubic meters of water, per year for everyone in the World. With all the demand for water increases, we need to dig deeper into our wells. However, by digging deeper under the earth’s surface it is more likely to be contaminated with naturally occurring minerals, like radium that have been in contact with rock formations for hundreds of thousands of years with minerals that have dissolved into the water....   [tags: lake michigan, rain fall, wells] 584 words
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The University of Michigan Should NOT Use Affirmative Action - The University of Michigan Should NOT Use Affirmative Action Imagine, your walking down the street looking for a job. You see a sign in the window that says, “Whites encouraged to apply.” Imagine the period in time when just being white got you into a college, without any other considerations of grades or athletic ability. Those were the days of the Jim Crow laws. Now these instances have happened in the past 20 years, through new laws called Affirmative Action. The big argument is over these few years of affirmative action....   [tags: Reverse Discrimination]
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Illinois Michigan Canal is Responsible for Chicago's Size - "Didn't expect no town" -Early Chicago Settler Mark Beaubien The I & M Canal is universally considered the driving force behind the huge surge of growth that turned the tiny settlement on the banks of Lake Michigan named Chicago, in to a huge metropolis and bustling center of trade. Ever since Joliet first crossed the portage between the Chicago River and the Des Plaines River in 1673, explorers, investors, politicians, and farmers alike all agreed that constructing a canal across the continental divide could benefit them greatly....   [tags: essays research papers] 961 words
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Affirmative Action: Michigan´s Law that Bans Use of Racial Criteria in Admissions to Public Universities - The Supreme Court’s recent ruling to uphold a Michigan’s law that bans use of racial criteria in admissions to their public universities brought back national attention to affirmative action. It dates back to the civil rights movement of the 1950-60s, a mass protest against historically racial and minorities inequalities and racial segregation. The Supreme Court’s May 17th 1954 ruling that segregation in schools is unconstitutional in case of Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, which overturned 1896 “separate but equal” segregation of the races Plessy v Fergusson case, became the United States landmark case....   [tags: civil rights movement, discrimination] 1234 words
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Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) - Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) The controversial topic I decided to choose was Michigan’s plans on preventing the spread of CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) in the white-tailed deer and elk herds. Many areas throughout the United States have broken out with this deadly disease, like Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Montana, and even the province of Saskatchewan. The problem with CWD originated from Saskatchewan, where captive deer became infected with this disease that affects the nervous system....   [tags: Exploratory Essays] 1012 words
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A Man's versus a Woman's Mind in Ernest Hemingway's Up in Michigan - The difference between a man’s and a woman’s mind, in Ernest Hemingway’s Up in Michigan Many of the narrative strategies Hemingway applied to his war stories in In Our Time he had already practiced or applied in earlier stories not concerned specifically with the war. One such is "Up In Michigan", which Hemingway had originally intended as the first story of In Our Time, but had to exclude because of its controversial presentation of sexual relationships. From his mother to his sisters to his four wives, Hemingway could not help being influenced by the strong, cultured women who surrounded him all his life....   [tags: essays research papers] 3645 words
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Management of a 40 Acre Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) Stand in Southern Michigan for Sustained Production of Sawtimber. - Management of a 40 Acre Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) Stand in Southern Michigan for Sustained Production of Sawtimber Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) is a hard maple used primarily for its lumber and sap. In fact, 9% of the hardwood sawtimber volume in the U.S. comes from this species (5). My client would like to begin extracting sawtimber from her 40 acre maple-dominated stand that has been unmanaged to this point. She sees a market for her sawtimber in the regional flooring industry, but would also like to manage for sustained yield....   [tags: Ecology Sugar Maple Trees Essays]
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Michigans Gay Ban, Banned - In 2004, by a vote of 59% of the voters in Michigan with a turnout of 63%, Michigan Proposal 04-2 was ratified as an amendment to the Michigan State Constitution. It states, “To secure and preserve the benefits of marriage for our society and for future generations of children, the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar union for any purpose.” In May of 2008 the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that it included not just marriage and civil unions, but from being able to get employee domestic partnership benefits including things like health insurance....   [tags: same-sex marriage, federal government]
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Michigans Natural Disasters - Disasters, What you Need to Know About Them… Every day there are natural disasters all the time occurring all around the world. They are something that we can’t help, but we can be aware of them and what to do if one occurs near you. Tornadoes are common during Michigan’s Spring months. They are usually smaller than other places, but they still can do lots of damage. The safest thing to do is to go to the lowest level of the building that you are in. If there is no basement, get shelter in the center of the building away from any windows such as a broom closet....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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Contamination- Insight into the Effects of Poor Beach Cleanup - Headlines have filled the newspapers throughout the years in Manitowoc County: “Beaches Closed Due to E. coli Levels,” “Five Beaches Test Unsafe for E. coli Bacteria,” and “Eight County Beaches Closed Due to Bacteria Tests.” All of these headlines came from the same year. It’s quite dreadful to watch the five o’clock news and see beaches closed and water contaminated. Lake Michigan is one of the main sources of water, beauty, and tourism to a lakeshore cities and counties like Manitowoc. Having bad water and beaches affects many aspects of life around the county....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Boston University and Life in Ann Harbor - For 18 years of most students’ lives, they are kept behind closed doors of public elementary, middle, and high schools. One does not choose which high school is best for one’s personality, nor should they expect to. Finally, after 18 long years, the doors open, and the caged student is free to see the real world for the first time. College offers this immaculate entry into the real world, and students are finally free to choose where they wish to go. Should they go to a public college, or a private college....   [tags: comparative, college, university]
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The Debate over Human Embryonic Stem Cells - ... However, he did not complete them before President George W. Bush took office. In 2001, President Bush issued an executive order prohibiting the use of federal funding in research on hESC lines created after August 2001 (McCoy, 2009). President Bush wanted to rid the government from the culpability of what some consider the destruction of life (Parthasarathy, 2014). When President Bush created his Council on Bioethics, they agreed that this approach was sound (Briggle, 2010). However, because the President only has the authority to regulate federal activities, the regulations did not and could not apply to research done with other types of funding....   [tags: regulatory environment, future research] 2840 words
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Geography: Customs, Culture and Government of Jordan - Introduction Jordan is located in the center of the Middle East and it shares borders with Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. It is also next to the Dead Sea and the Jordan River. Jordan has a terrain of about 35,475 square miles (Advameg, Inc., 2014). Jordan is unique because it has sand mountains and colorful rocks, plus it has barren deserts and fertile valleys. The main language of Jordan is Arabic but English is also taught and spoken. The capital of Jordan is Amman (Advameg, Inc., 2014)....   [tags: middle east, government, cultures]
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The Successful Development - The successful development and implementation of networked technologies coupled with ingenuity and collaboration allowed Michigan to thrive in the manufacturing and service sectors at the turn of the century. By 1900 railroads combined with steamboats, the telegraph, lighthouses and silos revolutionized overland transportation and travel, pulling Michigan and national markets together, aiding in the creation of the modern consumer society and the production of new technologies. Railroads cut travel time dramatically and reduced freight costs with two important economic results for Michigan....   [tags: Technology, Logistics] 1409 words
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Personal Experience: A Live Opera - ... The Magic Flute is a romantic fairytale and a comedy, which is more relatable for me. The story of The Magic Flute interests me a lot. I like Mozart’s music as well as the humor of the opera. Watching The Magic Flute produced by the School of Music in UM is one of the most wonderful experiences I’ve ever had. I like it not only because of the effect of the opera, but also because of their unique interpretation of The Magic Flute. Here, I will compare the experience of watching the live opera produced by UM with the DVD version recorded by the Metropolitan Opera House in 1991....   [tags: new york city, the magic flute] 769 words
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Health Interventions for Native Americans - When compared to the U.S. population, American Indians undergo significant health disparities. Steps to a Healthier Anishinaabe adopted a distinctive framework to put into practice health promotion intervention activities in multiple American Indian communities in Michigan. This allowed each community to design interventions to their specific culture and health priorities. The article describes the community-tailored health programs, which included a community-based framework and states that programs that are multisite are a promising method to reducing health disparities in minority populations....   [tags: disparities, disease, research] 528 words
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The Extraordinary Circumstances of Gerald R. Ford's Path to the Presidency - ... Ford Sr. never legally adopted the Gerald and his name was never legally changed until 1935. Gerald Ford attended Grand Rapids High where he was a star athlete, becoming the captain of the football team in 1930. He was a high achieving Eagle Scout, reaching the highest rank possible. In addition to reaching this goal, Ford is the only United States president to have achieved this rank of Eagle Scout. Ford played football for the University of Michigan where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1934 in a game against the University of Chicago....   [tags: partial biography, family, career, ] 898 words
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Pay Salaries for Teachers Should Be Increased - When choosing ones profession there are always two important questions to ask yourself. Is it what you love doing, and is the pay going to be enough to support you. For me the second question has never had much of an impact on my decision, along with most others who are educators or wish to become one. Teaching is not a job that one chooses to be rewarded by the pay. It is a job that is chosen for the rewarding feeling of knowing that it is the most effective, and most enjoyable way one can change the world; therefore, if teachers are noble enough to sacrifice such a huge aspect just to better our future generations, then don’t you think they should be paid what they deserve....   [tags: preparen children, education, future]
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The Case of Schuette v. Coalition - In the case of Schuette v. Coalition, the court examined whether or not Article 1, Section 26 to the Michigan Constitution concerning not using race as a determining factor in university admissions is constitutional. The respondents feel that not considering race will create a disadvantage amongst disadvantaged minorities. They believe that only the majority with the resources will be able to attend universities, and that there will be a lack of diversity represented in these institutions. The petitioner argues that the law is constitutional because the law does not contain racial classifications and is not intended to be discriminatory towards any particular race....   [tags: race a determining factor, university admissions]
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Battling Over Bottled Water Case - “Battling over Bottled Water” is the case study I chose to converge on. It focuses on the state of Michigan, which boasts more than 11,000 lakes and almost 36,000 miles of streams. The great thing about Michigan is lakes are present no more then six miles away, as some of the biggest lakes such as Lake Michigan, Huron, Superior and Ernie contributes to the outdoor adventures for many. However; Nestle, a corporation known to many, has been battling a case with Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) as it started pumping water from once the counties water springs....   [tags: nestle, mcwc, public water, bottling company]
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