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A 2013 algae bloom in Lake Erie.

UM Study: Tough New Pollution Targets Needed To Shrink Lake Erie Dead Zone

A new study led by the University of Michigan says nutrient pollution into Lake Erie needs to be cut nearly in half to reduce the size of the annual Lake Erie “dead zone” to an acceptable level. Complicating matters: climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult, and the rise of a type of phosphorous that algae really like to eat.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2014

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Ann Arbor Group Finds Toxic Chemicals In Mardi Gras Beads

Dangerous levels of lead, other toxic metals and toxic flame retardants were found in most Mardi Gras beads tested by Ann Arbor’s Ecology Center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2014

Students gather in protest of the handling of rape allegations against a former UM football player. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

U-M Students Protest School’s Handling Of Rape Allegations Against Former Football Player

Former kicker Brendon Gibbons was expelled for sexual misconduct last September; four years after an 18-year-old student accused Gibbons of raping her at a frat party.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2014

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Planet Blue Report Highlights UM Sustainability Efforts

The University of Michigan’s 2013 Sustainability Progress Reprot shows the university’s continuing successes in green education, research and operations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2014

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May Vote Scheduled For Ann Arbor Area Transit Tax

Residents are expected to vote on a proposed public transit tax to raise nearly $4.4 million in annual funding to implement a five-year transit improvement plan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2014

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UM Awards Student Startups $113K In Funding

From the world-changing to the humble to the just plain cool, dozens of business ideas were named winners of startup funding and grants totaling $113,000 Monday by the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2014

Qstride

Troy BI Firm Adding Offices In Ann Arbor And Virginia

The business intelligence and analytics provider Qstride said it would open new offices in Ann Arbor and Vienna, Va.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/19/2014

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Ann Arbor Firm’s Analysis Shows Lower Sastisfaction With E-Commerce

Analysis released Wednesday by the Ann Arbor-based American Customer Satisfaction Index showed growing demand cut customer service levels and satisfaction with online retail in the 2013 holiday shopping season — even as satisfaction rose for traditional brick-and-mortar retail.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/19/2014

UM's Computer Science and Engineering Building

Cancer Diagnosis Software Wins UM Entrepreneurship Contest

Three University of Michigan pathologists who developed software that could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment won a statewide entrepreneurship competition organized last week by the Center for Entrepreneurship at the UM College of Engineering.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2014

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Ad, Healthcare Startups Get Investments From UM Student-Run Venture Fund

The Zell Lurie Institute at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Friday announced that its student managed Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund has made two investments.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2014

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