September 1, 2022

Michigan's 15 public universities are pleased to share the following news items with you. Stewardship is a monthly update on various activities our universities are engaged in that enrich their communities, regions, and the state of Michigan.

COVID-19 Response

College Vaccine Mandates Saved Lives In Surrounding Community According To New Study [MSU]

Forbes (Aug. 2)


GVSU study measures economic effects of federal pandemic relief

MiBiz (Aug. 28)


With cold & flu season ahead, when should you get your vaccines in the fall? [WSU]

WXYZ TV (Aug. 30)


Economic Development – Research, Tech Transfer, & Innovation

Michigan supplied $40M for marijuana research. Here's what it's funding [WSU, UM]

The Detroit News (Aug. 7)


Michigan funds mobility initiatives that improve safety, sustainability and customer service [OU, UM]

TTI (Aug. 9)


EMU holds second Executive Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Venture Challenge program

The Eastern Echo (Aug. 10)


LSSU's freshwater research center offers unique opportunities for students

Petoskey News-Review (Aug. 16)


Michigan State University to send seeds to space with NASA

CBS News (Aug. 25)


Sault Ste. Marie is now home to Coast Guard Center of Expertise [LSSU]

Petoskey News-Review (Aug. 26)


Economic Development – Local Partnerships

Fostering Success for Black-Owned Businesses [GVSU]

MEDC (Aug. 4)


Environmental & Agricultural Sustainability

MSU builds the foundation for mass timber in Michigan

WILX TV (Aug. 1)


Climate change is altering boreal forests, but it’s not too late, U-M researcher says

WDET FM (Aug. 11)


Meijer donates $1 million to buy beach robots and water drones for Great Lakes cleanup program [GVSU]

Crain’s Detroit Business (Aug. 29)


CMU prof: Climate change increases flood risks

The Morning Sun (Aug. 29)


Health Care

Ferris State's CREW program aids students with addictions

Pioneer (Aug. 2)


Study finds climate change may worsen allergies [UM]

Great Lakes Echo (Aug. 8)


Michigan nurse shortage could get some relief through new Oakland University, BHSH program

Detroit Free Press (Aug. 18)


Ferris State University expands nursing program to address shortages

WZZM TV (Aug. 25)


SVSU professor awarded $245K research grant for mental health improvements

MLive (Aug. 25)


K-12 Outreach

OU Math Corps Brings Out Students' Greatness in Academics and Life

Patch (Aug. 1)


Central Michigan University Offering New Initiatives to get Teachers in Classrooms

WWTV TV (Aug. 25)


Public Health & Safety

EMU police to host 5th annual Bike Rodeo to promote bicycle safety

MLive (Aug. 1)


MSP Tri-Cities cold case detectives to work with Western Michigan University Cold Case Program

WJRT TV (Aug. 11)


Wayne State program to offer mental health support for first responders

WJBK TV (Aug. 23)


Civic Engagement and Education 

Reaching across the political divide and building trust [WMU]

WMUK FM (Aug. 5)


Student & Faculty Service

‘Self Love Beauty’ selected as SVSU Battle of the Valleys 2022 charity partner [GVSU]

MLive (Aug. 3)

Subscribe to Stewardship