Goat yoga: It’s a real thing and you can try it in Detroit | 0:51
Things are a bit wild at Pingree Farms’ Goat Yoga, where every Saturday four-to-five classes meet to do yoga with goats and lambs.
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Condo market finally takes off in Detroit | 0:59
Condo buyers finally have some new options to choose from in and around downtown Detroit.
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Picking this seat on a flight means you’re selfish | 1:12
According to psychologists, picking this seat on a flight means you’re selfish. Which seat do you prefer?
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Today in History for February 13th | 1:36
Highlights of this day in history: Bruno Richard Hauptmann convicted in the Lindbergh baby kidnap-murder; The World War II bombing of Dresden begins; Konstantin Chernenko becomes Soviet leader; Peter Gabriel born; Waylon Jennings dies. (Feb. 13)
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Yura Min, Alexander Gamelin prepare for Olympics | 1:53
South Korean ice dancer Yura Min and partner Alexander Gamelin, who train in Novi, talk about preparing for the 2018 Olympics.
Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press
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Madison Chock, Evan Bates discuss their Winter Olympics music choice | 1:17
Madison Chock and Evan Bates talk about the music in the 2018 Winter Olympics dance at Novi Ice Arena in Novi on Jan. 31, 2018. Video by Junfu Han/DFP
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Restaurant of the Year Classic: Phoenicia | 10:03
Longevity in business is worth celebrating. And longevity in the business of hospitality is borderline miraculous.
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Watch: ChadTough mission making an impact | 0:00
Tammi Carr thanks Michigan’s Chase Winovich, Grant Newsome and Don Brown for helping to raise $211,246 for the ChadTough Foundation. The money will be donated to fund pediatric cancer research.
Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press
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Brutal attack doesn’t diminish goat man’s spirit | 2:41
Erick Brown traveled the country seeking a place where he could fit in, until he found Detroit and made it his home. But it nearly cost him his life.
Ryan Garza, Detroit Free Press
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Goat yoga: It’s a real thing and you can try it in Detroit
Condo market finally takes off in Detroit
Picking this seat on a flight means you’re selfish
Today in History for February 13th
Yura Min, Alexander Gamelin prepare for Olympics
Madison Chock, Evan Bates discuss their Winter Olympics music choice
Restaurant of the Year Classic: Phoenicia
Watch: ChadTough mission making an impact
Brutal attack doesn’t diminish goat man’s spirit
A new ranking compiled by Alarms.org, the official site of the National Council for Home Safety and Security, named Oakland University in Rochester the second-safest college campus in America.
Oakland University ranked behind Brigham Young University-Idaho, which took the top spot.
“We created this ranking using the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Security Survey put out by the U.S. Department of Education. Nearly all accredited institutions were considered in this project, save for those with enrollment under 10,000 students, and others for which a significant amount of data was unavailable,” the ranking’s description said.
According to Alarms.org, they also analyzed the crimes reported by the universities (any rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, motor vehicle theft and arson), the safety scores for the cities the schools were located (violent and property crime rates) and the number of law enforcement officers employed by the school per 1,000 students.
Regarding Oakland University, Alarms.org said:
“Violent crime is practically non-existent on this campus, unique for both a public university and one topping 20,000 in enrollment. This fact, combined with Rochester’s very low crime rates, make for a very safe university environment.”
Oakland University Police Department Chief Mark Gordon said they work hard every day to make the university safe, but they have always stressed community involvement and safety is everybody’s responsibility on campus.
“We have fostered an atmosphere of reporting on campus… So people feel free to call us with information,” he said. “There’s the national campaign, ‘if you see something, say something,’ and we have taken the that to the local level.”
Gordon said partnerships and engagement with community members play a big role, because a police department cannot make a community safe without support.
If police can have good working relationships with the community and build a good bond, Gordon said they can better keep people safe.
“I think we’ve accomplished that,” he said. Contact reporter Aleanna Siacon at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @AleannaSiacon
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