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Michiganconstituent state of the United States of America. Although by the size of its land Michigan ranks only 22nd of the 50 states, the inclusion of the Great Lakes waters over which it has jurisdiction increases its area considerably, placing it 11th in terms of total area. The capital is Lansing, in south-central Michigan. The state’s name is derived from Michi-game, an Ojibwa (Chippewa) word meaning “large lake.”

Michigan’s economy, originally based on small-scale agriculture, became dependent on lumbering and mining by the late 19th century. Lumbering of vast white pine forests proceeded at a feverish pace between the 1830s and 1905 until the forests’ wealth was virtually exhausted. By the 1980s, iron and copper mines had opened in the western Upper Peninsula, fueling new settlement there. Advances in transportation aided economic development during this period; in 1855 the first of the Soo Locks on the St. Marys River was completed, enabling passage of deep-water vessels between Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes.

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As for higher education in Michigan, in 1817 Judge Augustus Woodward, one of the major figures in the state’s early history conceived the idea of an academy of universal knowledge. His idea was realized to some measure in 1837 when the University of Michigan opened in Ann Arbor. This university has since come to be regarded widely as one of the country’s top research institutions, with programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 1849 a teacher-training institution, which later became Eastern Michigan University, began instruction at Ypsilanti. In 1855 the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, now Michigan State University, was established in East Lansing. Since its founding Michigan State University has moved far beyond its identification with agriculture; like its rival in Ann Arbor, it has become a nationally recognized research institution. The Michigan Technological University at Houghton, a state institution, was established in 1885 as the Michigan Mining School. In 1956 the state acquired Wayne University, a Detroit municipal university. Wayne State University, as it was renamed, has fostered much educational experimentation, and has become a broadly based research university of national distinction. Grand Valley State University, an institution with a strong liberal arts curriculum in Allendale, west-central Michigan, has experienced rapid growth since its establishment in 1960. Present-day Michigan has become one of the major destinations for online master’s programs.

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