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Cooley Law names new assistant dean of admissions and financial aid

Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School has announced that Lena Q. Bailey, Psy.D, will become the school’s assistant dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, effective Jan. 2, 2019.

Bailey most recently served as director of admissions at Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine where she co-developed enrollment initiatives for the medical school's marketing and requirement efforts, implemented all typical admissions practices and advised students about financial aid.

Previously, Bailey lived in the Los Angeles area for 10 years, working in organizational development, strategic program advising, project management, training and recruitment. She also served as a therapeutic behavioral specialist.

Bailey received her B.A. in ethnic studies from Bowling Green State University, and her Psy.D. from Phillips Graduate University in California. She also holds certificates from California State University in project management, and from MSU in crucial conversations training, and understanding implicit bias.


Wayne State seeks  to revive neglected, worthy words

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit university thinks it knows the cure for anhedonia: rescuing words that have fallen out of linguistic favor.

Wayne State University on Wednesday released its annual Word Warriors list. It includes “anhedonia,” which means inability to feel pleasure.

Other “worthy” words it wants to see back in circulation include “fubsy,” which means fat and squat, “salubrious,” meaning healthy, and “anechdoche,” defined as a conversation in which everyone is talking but no one is listening.

The list, in its 10th year, consists of submissions from the university and the public.


Michigan’s minimum wage will go up 20 cents to $9.45 an hour

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s minimum wage will soon increase by 20 cents an hour.

The increase takes effect in late March and will make the minimum wage $9.45, up from $9.25.  The boost comes amid political wrangling that’s expected to continue into court.

The $9.25 minimum wage had been set to increase by an inflationary amount this April. But a ballot drive gathered signatures for an initiative to set it at $10 this year and ultimately $12 in 2022.

Republican lawmakers adopted the citizens’ initiative only to recently scale it back with outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder.