January 4, 2023

Congratulations and welcome to the Members of the 102nd Michigan Legislature!

Stewardship is a monthly update on various activities the state's public universities are engaged in that enrich their communities, regions, and the state of Michigan. Stewardship is produced by the Michigan Association of State Universities, the advocacy and coordinating entity for the 15 public universities.

We hope this publication will be useful to you during your term of office!

COVID-19 Response

Shimadzu Core Laboratory for Academic and Research Excellence Adds Technology, Fosters Opportunity For Faculty, Student Exploration [FSU]

Ferris News (Dec. 1)


Michigan hospitals get federal grants to be ready for the next pandemic [MSU]

Detroit Free Press (Dec. 15)


Economic Development – Research, Tech Transfer, & Innovation

College of Pharmacy hosts Pfizer panel [FSU]

Ferris News (Dec. 7)


Michigan's universities are a big key to tech-driven future [MSU, UM, WSU]

Crain’s Detroit Business (Dec. 7)


Michigan Tech looks to bring business to Traverse City

Crain’s Detroit Business (Dec. 9)


MSU awarded $3M for STEM, machine learning

WLNS TV (Dec. 14)


University of Michigan to install new technology to increase road safety for drivers, pedestrians

WXYZ TV (Dec. 14)


OU School of Engineering and Computer Science Raises Research Profile

Patch (Dec. 19)


Soo Locks money, new Great Lakes icebreaker authorized in defense bill [LSSU]

MLive (Dec. 21)


Economic Development – Local Partnerships

Wayne State research group receives $50,000 grant to help solve Detroit’s flooding issues

WDET FM (Dec. 14)


Eastern Michigan University accepting applications for third entrepreneurial cohort

WDIV TM (Dec. 20)


Environmental & Agricultural Sustainability

Students Showcase OU's Bio Preserve in Sustainable Design Course

Patch (Dec. 5)


CMU research studies population trends of lake whitefish, cisco

WCMU FM (Dec. 19)


Health Care

UM-Dearborn students are helping make medical studies more diverse

UM-Dearborn News (Dec. 5)


SVSU and Alpena Community College Form New Partnership to Grow the Nursing Talent Pipeline

SVSU Newsroom (Dec. 8)


WMU using therapy dogs to help children experiencing trauma

WXMI TV (Dec. 13)


Central Michigan University to expand medical education, health care programs

Midland Daily News (Dec. 16)


New immune target offers hope for improved heart disease treatment [UM]

MLive (Dec. 31)


K-12 Outreach

Michigan State condenses teacher preparation program from five years to four

Bridge (Dec. 2)


Whitmer announces $2M grant to support high-tech talent initiatives [MTU]

The Detroit News (Dec. 8)


SVSU selects K-12 educators for Gerstacker leadership program

Huron Daily Tribune (Dec. 15)


NMU Charter School Among Five 'Building the Hope'

Northern Today (Dec. 15)


Public Health & Safety

Facing a non-emergency situation in downtown Flint? UM-Flint can help.

MLive (Dec. 4)


NMU Debuts Cold Case Course [WMU]

Northern Today (Dec. 8)


Researchers studying why Detroit leads the nation in pre-term birth rates [WSU]

WXYZ TV (Dec. 13)


Veteran Outreach

WMU College of Aviation donates vintage aircraft to Hooligans Flight Team

WXMI TV (Dec. 2)


Veterans share their stories for Library of Congress archives project [EMU]

MLive (Dec. 9)


Civic Engagement and Education 

Jim Crow Museum expansion project gets boost with donation [FSU]

MLive (Dec. 27)


Culture & Placemaking

GOAT put out to pasture [LSSU]

Sault Star (Dec. 31)


Faculty Expertise

Local economist provides insight on upcoming minimum wage increase in Michigan [UM-F]

WEYI TV (Dec. 5)

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