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Business school at Wayne State starts diversity institute
DETROIT (AP) — The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University is starting an institute to integrate a focus on organizational diversity and inclusive leadership.
The Institute for Leadership and Diversity will consolidate and expand the Detroit school’s leadership service and research programs. It also will seek to offer innovative student, community and executive leadership education and development opportunities.
Associate Dean and Professor Toni Somers and management faculty member Sheri Perelli are the institute's faculty co-directors.
Efforts that already have taken place at the school include the Young Entrepreneurs Academy that’s focused on middle school and high school girls. The school also launched a corporate mentor program, which pairs first-generation college students with Detroit executives.
A new home for the business school is scheduled to open in 2018.

Judge raises questions about murder
conviction in DUI case
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan appeals court judge is urging the state’s highest court to clarify the legal standard for charging drunken drivers with second-degree murder.
In a 2-1 decision Wednesday, the appeals court affirmed the murder conviction and severe sentence for a woman whose 4-year-old daughter died in Eaton County. Starr Kiogima must serve 25 years in prison before she’s eligible for parole.
The court says there’s evidence of malice to support second-degree murder, noting that Kiogima failed to restrain her child in the car before the 2013 crash.
But Judge Douglas Shapiro disagreed. He says Kiogima was “grossly negligent” but her actions didn’t rise to murder. He had no problem with a 10-year sentence for drunken driving causing death.
Shapiro says Michigan needs a “clear rule of law” on the matter.

Man charged with
murder after child injured in 2002 dies
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A New Jersey man who served more than three years in prison for injuring his baby daughter in 2002 has been charged with murder in Michigan after her death last year was attributed to complications from those injuries.
Marcus Claudius Oglesby, 33, was charged with murder this month, the Lansing State Journal reported. The Runnemede, New Jersey, man was returned to Michigan and is being held without bond ahead of an Aug. 8 hearing on whether the case goes to trial.
Oglesby, who lived in Lansing when his daughter was hurt, has said the injuries were accidental. But an expert testified in 2003 that abuse was to blame. Oglesby faces up to life in prison, if convicted.
A jury in 2003 convicted Oglesby of second-degree child abuse, court records show. He’d been alone with the girl when she was hurt. Keyaria Oglesby died Nov. 29 at age 13 and an autopsy determined her death stemmed from circumstances related to the abuse case, prosecutors said.
During the child abuse trial, Catherine Emerson, an assistant Ingham County prosecutor, told the jury that the girl suffered bleeding in her brain and wouldn’t be able to walk, talk or feed herself. Emerson described the child as “just living dead.”