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Grand Valley Leadership Summit cancelled due to west Michigan blizzard

By Halston Herrera

Sixteen students from the University of Michigan-Dearborn were invited to participate in the 10th annual Laker Leadership Summit at Grand Valley State University this past weekend. The summit is open to any university in the country. But due to inclement weather, the conference was cancelled - after the students had already arrived at the campus.

House votes to raise Pell Grant by $260

By Neda Farooqi

As college students begin to file for government loans, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 286 to 140 last Wednesday to increase the Pell Grant award by $260. This is the first increase since 2002, and the largest in 30 years. A federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid and is awarded only to undergraduate students.

College Goal Sunday set for Feb. 11 in Kochoff

By Sonya Kassis

The University of Michigan-Dearborn will hold its third annual College Goal Sunday, February 11. The event is designed to help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2007-08 academic year. College Goal Sunday began in Indiana in 1989 and has since expanded to serve 27 counties in Michigan.

SOM professor promoted to chair of Management Studies

By Halston Herrera

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Andrew Urbaczewski, has been promoted to the chair of the school's Department of Management Studies. "Being department chair provides me a unique opportunity to serve my colleagues and students who have meant so much to me since I joined UM-D four years ago," said Urbaczewski.

Spring is on its way, say groundhogs

By Ryan Schreiber

Although not as famous as her male counterpart in Pennsylvania, Howell's own Woody the woodchuck forecasted Friday that an early spring is on its way. Woody, along with Punxsutawney Phil and other prognosticating whistlepigs around the nation, did not see their shadow early in the morning.

Passport regulations may affect students' spring break travel

By Halston Herrera

University of Michigan-Dearborn's spring break is only a month away. But the new passport rule might force some students to alter their travel plans. All American citizens flying to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean are now required to show a passport when coming back into the United States.

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