Andrew Robins en You Can Help Undergraduate Research at WMU <p>Graduate students are expected to do research. Undergraduates usually don’t. But a new project at Western Michigan University’s <a href="">Department of Biological Sciences</a> hopes to change that. It’s using a fundraising system modeled on Kickstarter to attract community support for <a href="">SABRE</a>: "Students Advancing Biological Research and Engagement."</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:05:45 +0000 Andrew Robins 13636 at You Can Help Undergraduate Research at WMU Running to Help Wounded Warriors <p>The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have affected thousands of veterans. Many must cope with severe physical injuries while others grapple with emotional and psychological scars. This weekend an event at Western Michigan University will raise money for a national organization dedicated to helping them. The 5K run and walk for the Wounded Warrior Project is sponsored by the university’s Joint ROTC Community Outreach Corps.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:28:41 +0000 Andrew Robins 13501 at Running to Help Wounded Warriors Michigan Business Leaders Urge Ban on Gay Discrimination <p>A group of Michigan business leaders says the state should ban job discrimination based on sexual orientation.</p><p>The <a href="">Gongwer News Service</a> says Business Leaders for Michigan announced the proposal Thursday. It wants protections for gay and lesbian job seekers added to the state's Elliott- Larsen Civil Rights Act. It prohibits discrimination because of race, religion, gender, national origin, or disability. The group says extending protections for sexual orientation would help improve Michigan's business climate.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:09:38 +0000 Andrew Robins 13407 at Michigan Business Leaders Urge Ban on Gay Discrimination Some State Health Data Stolen <p>State health officials say personal data for nearly 2,600 people was compromised when a laptop computer was stolen in January. The information includes Social Security numbers and other sensitive information.</p><p>The state Department of Community Health says the breach involves some people served by the Long Term Care Ombudsman's Office. The data on the stolen computer was encrypted but information on a flash-drive taken with it was not. It had Social Security or Medicaid identification numbers for about 1,500 people.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:46:26 +0000 Andrew Robins 13395 at Some State Health Data Stolen Holder Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages <p>A federal appeals court won't consider the issue until this summer but U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder isn't waiting. The <a href="">Gongwer News Service</a> reports that Holder has announced that the federal government will extend benefits to about 300 same-sex couples who were married in Michigan last weekend. All of the Democrats in the state's congressional delegation had urged Holder to recognize the marriages now.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:54:39 +0000 Andrew Robins 13230 at Holder Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages