University of Michigan

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The US Department of Justice is weighing in on a free speech case involving the University of Michigan.

The university is embroiled in a lawsuit challenging the school’s disciplinary codes that prohibit harassment and bullying.

The group claims the university's policies infringe on people’s constitutional rights.

And the justice department agrees.  The department filed a brief in support of the plaintiffs Monday.

Devin O’Malley is a justice department spokesman:

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A new University of Michigan study finds Detroit students who participated in a youth employment program had a higher attendance rate in school two years later. Researchers compared teens who got summer jobs through one youth works program... with their peers who didn’t. Researchers found the working students were more likely to take the SAT and graduate from high school.

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Lawmakers are considering a proposal to change how the state selects the governing bodies of three of its major universities.

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The Michigan Court of Appeals says colleges can ban guns on their campuses.