Appeal challenges legality of Michigan regents' secretive "pre-meeting meetings"

Michigan's Supreme Court will be asked to consider whether university regents can lawfully continue excluding the public from "informal meetings" held before each public board meeting, where the bulk of substantive discussion actually takes place.

Nontraditional focus: Student newspapers grapple with a shifting demographic

With added responsibilities and differing life experiences, nontraditional students — a growing population — often feel they are not well represented in their student newspaper. When nontraditional students join the newspaper staff, however, they are often able to broaden the organization’s news coverage.