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One leaves, one stays
Carolyn Chin (left), 21, a senior at Wayne State University in Detroit, said she would prefer to stay in the city, but will probably leave the state in pursuit of a journalism job.

Samantha Staley, 22, a premed senior at the university, said she is determined to stay in Detroit.

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Last updated April 22 2010: 7:47 AM ET
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