January 6, 2023

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

This Week is a Friday roundup of the educational and operational news from the state universities over the past week. This Week 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!

In the News

College Access & Affordability

How to double your chances of getting into the University of Michigan [MSU]

MLive (Jan. 3)

More options for cheaper college if Michigan students fill out free form [EMU, GVSU, UM]

Bridge (Jan. 5)

Economic Development

Michigan’s focus on future mobility attracts big (Rapids) investment [FSU]

Grand Rapids Business Journal (Jan. 2)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement

New student center getting closer to opening at Western Michigan University

MLive (Dec. 20)

108-bed townhome complex proposed near University of Michigan

MLive (Dec. 30)

Capital projects slated for NMU in 2023

WNMU FM (Jan. 5)

Ferris State construction takes advantage of January warm up

Manistee News Advocate (Jan. 5)

Governance & Speech

MSU event honoring ex-president Simon draws enthusiastic supporters and angry protesters

The State News (Dec. 19)

Gov. Whitmer appoints 2 to MTU Board of Trustees

WLUC TV (Dec. 22)

Whitmer appoints bank executive Sandy Pierce to MSU Board of Trustees [WSU]

The Detroit News (Dec. 27)

Whitmer taps bank executive Sandy Pierce to join MSU Board of Trustees [WSU]

MLive (Dec. 27)

Whitmer appoints Sandy Pierce as replacement MSU trustee [WSU]

Crain’s Detroit Business (Dec. 27)

Johnson tapped for Tech board

The Mining Journal (Dec. 27)

Whitmer names bank executive Sandy Pierce to MSU Board of Trustees [WSU]

Detroit Free Press (Dec. 27)

Meet New Michigan State University Trustee Dennis Denno

WKAR TV (Jan. 3)

Nomination process for new Western Michigan University trustees ‘ongoing’

MLive (Jan. 4)

Higher Education Finance – Federal Funding & Financial Aid

EMU professor Tsu-Yin Wu awarded federal grant to battle health inequality

The Eastern Echo (Dec. 27)

EMU Space Partnership Collects $270K Grant from National Science Foundation

dbusiness (Dec. 28)

MSU gets $2M federal grant to make jet fuel from plant related to cabbage

MLive (Dec. 29)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Dynamics

Records: Ishbia, St. Andre paying $24 million toward Tucker's $95 million salary [MSU]

Detroit Free Press (Dec. 22)

Higher Education in the 2024 Elections

College students push to ease voting access after midterm barriers [MSU, UM]

Michigan Advance (Jan. 1)

Institutional Leadership

U-M president Ono: A winning football team lifts donations, admissions scramble

Detroit Free Press (Dec. 31)

Leadership Transitions

Michigan State expected to launch presidential search, but not make pick until '24

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 6)

Program Delivery

Central Michigan University to expand medical education, health care programs

Midland Daily News (Dec. 16)

New certificate focused on STEM skills at CMU

The Morning Sun (Dec. 27)

Report: Nearly half of college grads studying humanities regret choice [MSU, NMU]

Daily Telegram (Dec. 27)

Wayne State to Establish Center for Black Studies, Increase Faculty

Insight into Diversity (Jan. 4)

Recognitions & Awards

U.S. News to change law school rankings after UM, Yale quit

Crain’s Detroit Business (Jan. 3)

Student Success

NMU, MTU to celebrate fall commencement

WLUC TV (Dec. 16)

WMU awards 1,234 degrees during fall 2022 commencement ceremonies

Western Herald (Dec. 19)

State and National Reports
Michigan in Context

Fiscal Survey of States - Fall 2022

National Association of State Budget Officers (December 2022)

Michigan was one of 43 states to increase funding for higher education (across all sectors) in FY2022.

The Dean's List
The Lighter Side of the News

An inflection point for GOATs: Please quiet quit these 'banished words' moving forward [LSSU]

NPR (Jan. 1)

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