History UsefulNotes / Michigan

3rd May '18 3:26:00 AM jormis29
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* [[Series/LawAndOrder S. Epatha Merkerson]], again from Detroit.

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* [[Series/LawAndOrder S. Epatha Merkerson]], Creator/SEpathaMerkerson, again from Detroit.
24th Apr '18 1:00:13 PM TontigFox
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*** Oakland University: Situated in the comfortable suburb of Rochester (which, for the record, is named after [[UsefulNotes/{{Rochester}} the one]] in UsefulNotes/NewYorkState). Formerly Michigan State University at Rochester, it won its independence--to the relief of the MSU administration in East Lansing--in the 1960s, it currently acts as a commuter college, but it also has a strong nursing program and (as of 2011) has added a medical school. Their campus is home to the only Chick-fil-A in the state.

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*** Oakland University: Situated in the comfortable suburb of Rochester (which, for the record, is named after [[UsefulNotes/{{Rochester}} the one]] in UsefulNotes/NewYorkState). Formerly Michigan State University at Rochester, - Oakland, it won its independence--to the relief of the MSU administration in East Lansing--in the 1960s, it currently acts as a commuter college, but it also has a strong nursing program and (as of 2011) has added a medical school. Their campus is home to the only Chick-fil-A in the state.school.
20th Mar '18 3:49:28 AM jormis29
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* Experimental rock band His Name Is Alive hail from Livonia, in the northwestern part of the state, and even named their debut album after the town.

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* Experimental rock band His Name Is Alive Music/HisNameIsAlive hail from Livonia, in the northwestern part of the state, and even named their debut album after the town.
13th Mar '18 7:31:06 AM kyojikasshu
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* ''Film/SomewhereInTime''--Set on Mackinac Island, where it was filmed
13th Mar '18 7:23:08 AM kyojikasshu
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* The state has four major professional sports teams, all centered in Detroit. They include the Detroit Tigers (UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}}), the [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} Detroit Lions]] ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Football]]), The Detroit Red Wings (UsefulNotes/IceHockey) and the Detroit Pistons (UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}}). Minor-league teams also abound in Michigan, particularly with baseball and ice hockey--particularly the latter, with one major development team (the Grand Rapids Griffins) and three top-tier/major junior hockey teams (in the [[NonindicativeName Ontario Hockey League]], the Saginaw Spirit; in the United States Hockey League and the Muskegon Lumberjacks and the USA Hockey National Team Development Program based in Ann Arbor[[note]]This team gathers under-18 players who show promise to become elite players to train for international amateur competitions; NHL players are often ineligible for these competitions either because of age or professionalism. This gives you an idea how big Michigan is on ice hockey--of all the places they ''could'' have put this team, they put it here.[[/note]]). We should also note that of Michigan's 14 public universities, seven field Division I men's ice hockey teams—especially impressive considering that four of those seven are actually ''Division II'' schools.[[note]]The NCAA has not sponsored a Division II championship in hockey since 1999. Under NCAA rules, Division II schools are allowed to compete in Division I in sports that don't have a D-II national championship. The full rundown: Michigan, Michigan State, and Western Michigan are D-I members with hockey teams. Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Oakland are D-I members without hockey (Oakland also doesn't have a football team). Ferris State, Lake Superior State, Michigan Tech, and Northern Michigan are D-II members with D-I hockey teams. Wayne State, a D-II school, has had hockey teams for both men and women in the past, but dropped the sport for men in 2008 and women in 2011. (Incidentally, Wayne State is the only one of Michigan's public schools that has ever had a varsity women's team in the sport.) Saginaw Valley State, another D-II school, has never had a hockey team. Michigan has satellite campuses in Dearborn and Flint, but neither has a varsity ice hockey team (in fact, Flint has no varsity athletics at all).[[/note]] This love of hockey is probably one reason that some have joked that Michigan is the honourary [sic] eleventh province of UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}.

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* The state has four major professional sports teams, all centered in Detroit. They include the Detroit Tigers (UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}}), the [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} Detroit Lions]] ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Football]]), The Detroit Red Wings (UsefulNotes/IceHockey) and the Detroit Pistons (UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}}). Minor-league teams also abound in Michigan, particularly with baseball and ice hockey--particularly the latter, with one major development team (the Grand Rapids Griffins) and three four top-tier/major junior hockey teams (in the [[NonindicativeName Ontario Hockey League]], the Saginaw Spirit; Spirit and Flint Firebirds[[note]]formerly the Detroit Jr. Red Wings and Plymouth Whalers[[/note]]; in the United States Hockey League and League, the Muskegon Lumberjacks Lumberjacks; and the USA Hockey National Team Development Program based in Ann Arbor[[note]]This Plymouth[[note]]This team gathers under-18 players who show promise to become elite players to train for international amateur competitions; NHL players are often ineligible for these competitions either because of age or professionalism. This gives you an idea how big Michigan is on ice hockey--of all Formerly located in Ann Arbor until the places they ''could'' have put this team, they put it here.[[/note]]).Whalers moved to Flint, and USA Hockey bought the larger arena in Plymouth, which is roughly halfway between Ann Arbor and the west side of Detroit[[/note]]). We should also note that of Michigan's 14 public universities, seven field Division I men's ice hockey teams—especially impressive considering that four of those seven are actually ''Division II'' schools.[[note]]The NCAA has not sponsored a Division II championship in hockey since 1999. Under NCAA rules, Division II schools are allowed to compete in Division I in sports that don't have a D-II national championship. The full rundown: Michigan, Michigan State, and Western Michigan are D-I members with hockey teams. Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Oakland are D-I members without hockey (Oakland also doesn't have a football team). Ferris State, Lake Superior State, Michigan Tech, and Northern Michigan are D-II members with D-I hockey teams. Wayne State, a D-II school, has had hockey teams for both men and women in the past, but dropped the sport for men in 2008 and women in 2011. (Incidentally, Wayne State is the only one of Michigan's public schools that has ever had a varsity women's team in the sport.) Saginaw Valley State, another D-II school, has never had a hockey team. Michigan has satellite campuses in Dearborn and Flint, but neither has a varsity ice hockey team (in fact, Flint has no varsity athletics at all).[[/note]] This love of hockey is probably one reason that some have joked that Michigan is the honourary [sic] eleventh province of UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}.
12th Feb '18 7:34:39 PM nombretomado
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* TheWhiteStripes, also from Detroit.

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* TheWhiteStripes, Music/TheWhiteStripes, also from Detroit.
22nd Jan '18 8:02:52 PM costanton11
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* MichaelMoore, born in Flint, raised in Davison.

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* MichaelMoore, Creator/MichaelMoore, born in Flint, raised in Davison.
2nd Oct '17 9:48:06 PM SinNanna
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* Music/DannyBrown is from Detroit, and writes frequently about the abject poverty he grew up with there.
* Creator/ThomasLigotti is another Detroit native, and his fascination with urban decay likely stems from this.
* Experimental rock band His Name Is Alive hail from Livonia, in the northwestern part of the state, and even named their debut album after the town.
16th Sep '17 4:11:10 PM nombretomado
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* The Thumb: A flat region corresponding to the "thumb" of the "mitten". Mostly agricultural; they particularly grow a large amount of sugar beets. ThomasEdison grew up in its largest city, Port Huron, which is a major crossing to Canada (the Blue Water Bridge connects Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario, and is probably the most direct route for most Michiganders to UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}).[[note]] Where the Thumb ends and Southeast and Mid-Michigan end is a local point of contention. It's universally agreed that all of Tuscola, Huron, and Sanilac Counties are in the Thumb, but depending on who you ask, the thumb also includes Lapeer and St. Clair Counties, as well as portions of northern Macomb and Oakland Counties and maybe even eastern Genesee County. This is deadly Serious Business to some. It all depends on whether you believe The Thumb is a geographic region, a political region, an economic region, or just where the thumb would be if Michigan were a hand.[[/note]]

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* The Thumb: A flat region corresponding to the "thumb" of the "mitten". Mostly agricultural; they particularly grow a large amount of sugar beets. ThomasEdison UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison grew up in its largest city, Port Huron, which is a major crossing to Canada (the Blue Water Bridge connects Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario, and is probably the most direct route for most Michiganders to UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}).[[note]] Where the Thumb ends and Southeast and Mid-Michigan end is a local point of contention. It's universally agreed that all of Tuscola, Huron, and Sanilac Counties are in the Thumb, but depending on who you ask, the thumb also includes Lapeer and St. Clair Counties, as well as portions of northern Macomb and Oakland Counties and maybe even eastern Genesee County. This is deadly Serious Business to some. It all depends on whether you believe The Thumb is a geographic region, a political region, an economic region, or just where the thumb would be if Michigan were a hand.[[/note]]



* ThomasEdison was born in Milan, Ohio, but grew up in Port Huron. He moved to Kentucky at 19, was fired there, and ended up in New Jersey (where he made his name).

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* ThomasEdison UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison was born in Milan, Ohio, but grew up in Port Huron. He moved to Kentucky at 19, was fired there, and ended up in New Jersey (where he made his name).
9th Sep '17 4:00:07 PM nombretomado
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* Mid-Michigan: Centered on the state capital, Lansing. Moderately populated, its economy is dependent on agriculture, some industry (if you're driving a Cadillac in America, it was probably made in Lansing), government (around Lansing), and education (around Lansing and Mt. Pleasant). The Lansing area plays host to one major university (Michigan State University, in East Lansing), one significant third-tier law school (Cooley, in Downtown Lansing) a vocational college (Davenport University, again in downtown), besides the obligatory community college. Mount Pleasant is home to Central Michigan University, which is respectable enough for a "directional" college. CMU has an intense rivalry with Western Michigan, and to a lesser extent Eastern as well. CMU also boasts one of the best broadcasting programs in the state, and has beaten out MSU in recent years. Jackson, in the south-central part of the state, is roughly the midway point between between Ann Arbor and Lansing (traveling northwest) and between Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo (traveling roughly due west); it is notable in Michigan for playing host to Michigan's most important maximum-security prison and being the birthplace of the [[AmericanPoliticalSystem Republican Party]].[[note]]This last is somewhat ironic, as Jackson is named after UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson, the founder of the Democratic Party in its current institutional form.[[/note]] Flint--essentially Detroit-like, but smaller--can be considered part of Mid-Michigan (with the Tri-Cities of Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland), Southeast Michigan, or...

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* Mid-Michigan: Centered on the state capital, Lansing. Moderately populated, its economy is dependent on agriculture, some industry (if you're driving a Cadillac in America, it was probably made in Lansing), government (around Lansing), and education (around Lansing and Mt. Pleasant). The Lansing area plays host to one major university (Michigan State University, in East Lansing), one significant third-tier law school (Cooley, in Downtown Lansing) a vocational college (Davenport University, again in downtown), besides the obligatory community college. Mount Pleasant is home to Central Michigan University, which is respectable enough for a "directional" college. CMU has an intense rivalry with Western Michigan, and to a lesser extent Eastern as well. CMU also boasts one of the best broadcasting programs in the state, and has beaten out MSU in recent years. Jackson, in the south-central part of the state, is roughly the midway point between between Ann Arbor and Lansing (traveling northwest) and between Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo (traveling roughly due west); it is notable in Michigan for playing host to Michigan's most important maximum-security prison and being the birthplace of the [[AmericanPoliticalSystem [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem Republican Party]].[[note]]This last is somewhat ironic, as Jackson is named after UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson, the founder of the Democratic Party in its current institutional form.[[/note]] Flint--essentially Detroit-like, but smaller--can be considered part of Mid-Michigan (with the Tri-Cities of Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland), Southeast Michigan, or...
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