June 2, 2020
As stewards of the public's trust, Michigan's 15 public universities are bringing their full slate of resources to bear in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, marshaling medical and health care assets, research, facilities, protective gear and equipment, and a vast range of expertise spanning the disciplines. Outreach and collaboration are central themes in the universities' efforts to address this public health crisis.
Each week, we will share a sample of new programs and actions the state universities are taking in their efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and that demonstrate the vital missions of Michigan's public universities.
Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University students are making an impact from coast to coast, and forging ahead with their internships despite the coronavirus pandemic.
CMU News (May 21, 2020)
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University is one of several Michigan universities partnering with the University of Michigan's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) to provide resources and guidance to local governments as they continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis and the fiscal implications that follow.
The Eastern Echo (May 17, 2020) 
Ferris State University
A community response program established at Ferris State University to provide PPE for frontline workers through Operation Face Shield hopes for assistance in securing materials to produce their gear.
Ferris State University News (May 2020)
Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley alumna Kat Samardzija is using her clothing company, Locker Lifestyle, to produce headbands designed to comfort frontline workers wearing masks for extended periods. 

Grand Valley State University News (May 18, 2020)
Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University will start its fall term early so its students will be safely back home when the university expects COVID-19 may return during the cold and flu season.
The Sault Star (May 9, 2020)
Michigan State University
A team of Michigan State University researchers hopes Detroit sewage will hold clues about the trajectory of COVID-19. The group said the research could provide an early glimpse of when COVID-19 infections might start to spike again.
Michigan Radio (May 18, 2020)
Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University is partnering with local agencies to strengthen western Upper Peninsula food systems during the pandemic and beyond. The project is to ensure people have access to nutritious, local food and to gardening despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michigan Tech News (May 12, 2020)
Northern Michigan University
Northern Michigan University, Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Regional History Center are collaborating on a project to document Marquette County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic for future generations.
Northern Today (May 19, 2020)
Oakland University
A third-year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has helped set up an operation in Colorado that offers COVID-19 infection and antibody testing.
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (May 20, 2020)
Saginaw Valley State University
Saginaw Valley State University senior Vincent Flores used his chemistry skills to help his Saginaw community during the coronavirus pandemic. The chemistry major was part of a SVSU team that made and donated gallons of hand sanitizer for local area health professionals.

Saginaw Valley State University News (May 13, 2020)
University of Michigan
University of Michigan law students are offering free legal assistance to groups facing legal issues during the coronavirus pandemic. The group was launched in April and is recognized by the UM law school as an official pro bono project.
MLive (May 13, 2020)
University of Michigan-Dearborn
To support students amid the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Michigan-Dearborn has modified some policies to make the admissions and registration process easier.
UM-Dearborn News (May 14, 2020)
University of Michigan-Flint
The University of Michigan-Flint Recreation Center is offering plenty of opportunities for students to remain active and engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic through virtual fitness and wellness activities such as yoga classes, workout videos, and e-sports.
UM-Flint News (May 20, 2020)
Wayne State University
The Wayne State University Police Department is helping to address the needs of senior citizens, who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the "Serving Our Seniors" (S.O.S.) program, officers deliver boxes of non-perishable goods and conduct senior wellness checks.
Today at Wayne (May 19, 2020)
Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University has awarded five grants for research related to the coronavirus pandemic. The university's office of research and innovation awarded the grants for projects covering a diverse field of study from religion to education and language support.
MLive (May 20, 2020)
Michigan Association of State Universities |   masu.org
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