U-M unveils tuition guarantee for Michigan students with need

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan will launch a new financial aid program for in-state students that offers a “Go Blue Guarantee” of free tuition for up to four years for students with family income of up to $65,000. The new program — which includes families earning up to what is roughly the state’s median income — will launch Jan. 1, 2018. It was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents as part of the fiscal year 2018 general fund budget for the Ann Arbor campus. “Today, ourRead More

PHOTOS: 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Tech Choice Study findings announcement

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Athletic Club for a special meeting of the Automotive Press Association. Smart headlights and rear view camera mirrors are the most requested technologies that consumers would like to have in a future vehicle, according to the J.D. Power U.S. Auto Tech Choice study. However, most consumers are still skeptical of self-driving technology. In this gallery, look for photos of Dave Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power, and Kristin Kolodge, executive director of driver interaction & HMI research at J.D. Power.

Detroit mayoral race features colorful candidates & early frontrunners

TweetDETROIT — America’s “Comeback City” will hold its first mayoral election since it emerged from bankruptcy and emergency management and while it’s taking shape as a two-man race,  the pool of candidates looks interesting. Detroit’s mayor is elected on a non-partisan basis, where the candidates are not listed by political party—but the last time Detroit had a Republican mayor, Germany was the only country whose imported cars threatened the American auto industry, the moon was not a place where any human beings were expected to set foot any time soon, and African-AmericansRead More

2017 KBB 5-Year Cost To Own Award Winners Announced

TweetIRVINE, Calif. — The 2017 model-year brand and category winners of the sixth annual 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, recognizing new vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs, were announced today by Kelley Blue Book,, the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.  These awards are based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. While depreciation (or loss of value) and fuel costs may be the greatest expense incurred inRead More

Floats announced for 2017 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Tweet PASADENA, Calif.  – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has announced the 40 float entries that will participate in the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success.” The floats, listed with the builder are (alphabetically by participating company or organization): 24 Hour Fitness AES AIDS Healthcare Foundation Fiesta American Armenian Rose Float Association Phoenix American Honda Motor Co. Phoenix BDK, a Singpoli Affiliate Paradiso Burbank Tournament of Roses Association Self-Built Cal Poly Universities Self-Built California Milk Advisory Board Fiesta China Airlines AES City of Alhambra, CA PhoenixRead More

Green Car Journal announces finalists for 2017 Green Car of the Year

TweetLOS ANGELES  – Green Car Journal announced today its five finalists for the magazine’s prestigious 2017 Green Car of the Year® award. The 2017 models include the BMW 330e, Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Optima and the Toyota Prius Prime. The announcement of the winner will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday, November 17 at 8:25 a.m. PST inside the Technology Pavilion, alongside other green transportation announcements. For more than 10 years, there has been an increasing number of vehicle models considered for the Green CarRead More

50th Annual CMA Awards: Complete Winners List

TweetAmericaJR has compiled the complete list of winners from last night’s 50th Annual CMA Awards. The telecast aired LIVE on ABC from 8 p.m. until about 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Once again, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood co-hosted the awards show together. Dollie Parton was honored with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. There were lots of surprises among this year’s winners. *Note: The Music Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year awards were announced during Good Morning America on Tuesday. Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks LukeRead More


TweetROCHESTER, Mich. — Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) today unveiled its entertainment line-up for the 51st Art & Apples Festival. Returning festival favorites include Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations, a Motown- inspired revue that had patrons, artists and sponsors dancing at last year’s event, and the Hubbell Street Band, a more classical group that performs across several genres such as light rock, retro tunes (40s-80s) and jazz. There are several new performers in the 2016 lineup, such as LL7, a high-energy Latin jazz band as wellRead More

Hollister and The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation announce 2016 Anti-Bullying Scholarship Recipients

TweetNew Albany, Ohio — Hollister Co., a brand of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) and the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Foundation), a 501c3 non-profit charity, are excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Hollister Anti-Bullying Scholarship Award Program. Abercrombie & Fitch created this scholarship program in 2013 as part of its global anti-bullying campaign, and since that time, has awarded 30 outstanding students with 4-year scholarships. The scholarships are given to high school seniors who academically persevered while experiencing bullying, and for students who haveRead More


TweetIRVINE, Calif. — Kelley Blue Book, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry, today announces the winners of the 2016 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, honoring the top new model-year vehicle choices available in the U.S. market. The 2016 Honda Civic is named Kelley Blue Book’s Overall Best Buy of 2016, alongside Best Buy Award winners in 12 major vehicle categories. “After carefully analyzing a wealth of data and conducting extensive vehicle testing and evaluation from theRead More