December 11, 2020
MASU has published an updated-as-needed tracker of university operating statuses here: Operational Status of Michigan Public Universities in Response to COVID-19
In the News
Academic Operations
WWTV TV (Dec. 4)

The South End (Dec. 7)

MLive (Dec. 8)

WLUC TV (Dec. 8)

Western Herald (Dec. 8)

The Mining Journal (Dec. 9)

Lansing State Journal (Dec. 10)

MLive (Dec. 10)

Collaboration
MLive (Dec. 7)

Wood TV (Dec. 8)

WWMT TV (Dec. 9)

College Access & Affordability
WSYM TV (Dec. 7)

Enrollment
WWMT TV (Dec. 5)

WWTV TV (Dec. 7)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement
Keweenaw Report (Dec. 5)

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Dec. 7)

Epicenter Mt. Pleasant (Dec. 10)

MLive (Dec. 11)

MLive (Dec. 11)

Higher Education Finance – Federal Funding & Financial Aid
WILX TV (Dec. 4)

WXMI TV (Dec. 10)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Dynamics
Western Herald (Dec. 7)

The Detroit News (Dec. 8)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Financial Aid
Crain’s Detroit Business (Dec. 5)

The Detroit News (Dec. 5)

MLive (Dec. 7)

Higher Education Finance — State Capital Outlay
MiBiz (Dec. 6)

Institutional Leadership
Crain’s Detroit Business (Dec. 4)

The Michigan Daily (Dec. 9)

MLive (Dec. 10)

Leadership Transitions
MLive (Dec. 10)

Public Health
Rapid Growth (Dec. 7)

The Daily Mining Gazette (Dec. 10)

Recognitions & Awards
MLive (Dec. 8)

Safety & Health
The Detroit News (Dec. 7)

Crain’s Detroit Business (Dec. 9)

MLive (Dec. 10)

Student Success
WLUC TV (Dec. 6)

MLive (Dec. 11)

University Accountability
MLive (Dec. 7)

The Michigan Daily (Dec. 8)
Commentaries
The Alpena News (Dec. 9)
State and National Reports
Michigan in Context
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (December 2020)

Michigan’s 6-year graduation rate across all postsecondary sectors was 60% for the 2014 cohort, a drop of 1% from the 2013 cohort.
Quotable Quotes
“Something I’m not happy about is … I do see today a lack of appreciation for what our higher education institutions have meant for America and certainly for Michigan. If you asked me about the greatest assets in Michigan, I’d say our higher education system. We have some of the best in the world. The fact that we don’t embrace that and do everything we can to leverage that is a disappointment to me.” – Doug Rothwell, retired CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan

Bridge (Dec. 10)