July 2015 – Page 8 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

July 2015

Week 5: No Angel?

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/special-reports/2015/07/01/quicken-loans-blight-dilemma/29537285/ The Detroit News recently released a special report that implicates Dan Gilbert’s company, Quicken Loans, in Detroit’s struggles with blight. Gilbert is seen by many as one of Detroit’s “saviors.” He is sometimes credited with single-handedly reviving downtown. Though he has not been without controversy, he is still regarded as much more of a […]

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http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2015/03/detroiters_fight_once_again_to.html This article gives a good briefing of what is going on in Southwest Detroit but it fails to speak to the soul of the people. In this deal proposed by the billion dollar Moroun family want a property swap so that they can build an additional bridge span between the United States and Canada.

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Week 5: DPS deficit skyrockets!

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/07/02/detroit-public-schools-deficit-spikes/29620019/ After reading this article, my confidence is somewhat deflated about the future of Detroit. Everywhere I look there are new construction sites, businesses, and busy bodies! Many positive and wonderful places to visit. However, the public school system in Detroit is failing slowly, but surely.The Detroit Public Schools (DPS) system is accumulating further debt

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Moroun companies pay off $156K in Detroit city fines This article appeared in the Free Press around a month ago, and I remember my supervisor had Damaris and I read it the day after it was published. Matty Moroun is a hot topic all over the city right now, especially as he attempts to acquire land

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