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Thursday, 29 August 2013 09:04

Aug. 29, 2013: Michigan State sees largest engineering class in a decade; Consumers Mutual launches site to provide education on Affordable Care Act

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Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan launched a website, simplyhealthee.com, to educate consumers about changes coming soon under the Affordable Care Act. The site offers videos, fliers and information to guide consumers and small businesses through the most important aspects of the federal reform law. Consumers Mutual, a new health insurer that will sell individual and small business policies through an online health exchange that launches in October, is also embarking on an educational campaign that uses TV, radio, print and digital ads. [3:10 p.m.]

The printmaking and fashion studies programs at Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids received National Association of Schools of Art and Design accreditation. Fashion studies is a new program to the school, while, printmaking, formerly a part of the drawing program, is now a stand-alone BFA. [3:06 p.m.]

Freshmen engineering students at Michigan State University are part of the largest engineering class at the East Lansing school in a decade, the college announced on Wednesday. Official numbers won’t be available until October, but the unofficial tally puts attendance at about 1,300. Attendance at the College of Engineering has more than doubled since 2006, the school said. There were also 10 new faculty members. The College of Engineering has about 4,200 undergraduate students and approximately 700 graduate students. There are roughly 200 faculty members spread between six departments.

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