Michigan lawmakers are considering enhancing a student loan repayment program for doctors and dentists to keep more primary care providers in the state. Senate Bills 648 and 649 would give graduates of various dental and health care schools in Michigan more money to pay back their student loans if they agree to practice in the state's underserved areas. The bills’ supporters believe the program addresses both the shortage of health care professionals in Michigan as well as sky-rocketing student debt. This year alone, the state has increased the program's budget from $1 million to nearly $2.5 million.
I have a soft spot in my heart for midnight movies. The best times I’ve had at the movies are going with friends, or even alone, and meeting new devotees of a midnight movie. You can check out these cult classics through the end of summer only at The State.
Evan Haywood brings his “psychedelic folk fables” to the Electric Eye Cafe this Monday. Haywood is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and sound-conjurer, currently nearing completion of his second solo album, Perfumed Gardens. We’ll have an interview with Haywood posted next week, discussing his approach to reinventing the realms of folk music, as well as the launch
Boom for real was a catchphrase Basquiat said when something really wowed him. It’s impossible to believe that anyone seeing this film won’t walk away feeling inspired; the film is a boom, for real.