December 9, 2022

Featured Commentary

Opinion: Michigan's universities are a big key to tech-driven future [MSU, UM, WSU] by MSU Interim Pres. Woodruff

Crain’s Detroit Business (Dec. 7)

In the News

College Access & Affordability

MSU President Says Admission Standards Aren’t Changing

WSJM FM (Dec. 7)


MSU has record enrollment, but LCC faces challenges [UM]

Lansing State Journal (Dec. 3)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement

University of Michigan adds new dorm for first time in decades

Detroit Free Press (Dec. 8)

University of Michigan to build freshman residence hall, move marching band field

The Detroit News (Dec. 8)

UICA closing for good after 45 years [FSU]

MLive (Dec. 8)

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts to close for good in 2023 [FSU]

WXMI TV (Dec. 8)

Michigan State plans for Engineering and Digital Innovation Center

Lansing State Journal (Dec. 8)

Kendall College shutting down decades-old UICA [FSU]

WOOD TV (Dec. 8)

New 2,300-bed residence hall project approved for University of Michigan

MLive (Dec. 9)

Michigan Medicine strikes deal with MI-HQ on $35 million Ypsilanti Health Center project [EMU, UM]

MLive (Dec. 9)

Federal Policy

Michigan State University works to bring semiconductor chip manufacturing to Midwest

WXMI TV (Dec. 3)

Governance & Speech

Dec. 5 BOT meeting: renewal of charter, updates and East Campus comments [OU]

The Oakland Post (Dec. 6)

Regents discuss new residence hall, Dearborn visit at last meeting of the year [UM, UM-D]

The Michigan Daily (Dec. 9)

Higher Education Finance – Federal Funding & Financial Aid

Michigan Tech Receives $1.3 Million Grant to Support the McNair Scholars Program

Keweenaw Report (Dec. 6)

Michigan Tech, Eagle Mine awarded over $10 million for EV battery recycling program

UPword (Dec. 7)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Dynamics

50 years after divestment victory: Can MSU do it again?

The State News (Dec. 7)

Michigan Medicine to buy struggling Lansing-based Sparrow Health [MSU, UM]

Crain’s Detroit Business (Dec. 8)

Michigan Medicine announces plans to acquire Sparrow Health System [MSU, UM]

Lansing State Journal (Dec. 8)

U-M Health to acquire Lansing-based Sparrow Health System

Detroit Free Press (Dec. 8)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Financial Aid

GameAbove unveils Next-Generation Scholarship [EMU]

The Eastern Echo (Dec. 5)

School of Information announces the UMSI Graduate Guarantee, a free tuition program for graduate students

The Michigan Daily (Dec. 8)

Higher Education Finance — Other State Support

Michigan health care leaders urge more state aid amid staff shortage [MASU]

The Detroit News (Dec. 6)

Michigan hospitals lost 1,700 beds from staff shortages, seek more money [MASU]

Bridge (Dec. 6)

Higher Education Finance — State Student Financial Aid

New Olivet College scholarship to offer free tuition for eligible students

Lansing State Journal (Dec. 8)

Olivet College scholarship offers free tuition to qualifying students

WILX TV (Dec. 8)

Olivet College to offer free tuition to most Michiganders

WLNS TV (Dec. 8)

Institutional Leadership

MSU Interim President Speaks to Violence Downtown and Student Housing in EL

East Lansing Info (Dec. 2)

Michigan State to Unveil Portrait of Disgraced Ex-President

Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 6)

Eastern Michigan University Regents unanimously approve to extend president’s contract

WDIV TV (Dec. 8)

Leadership Transitions

CMU selects new VP/chief financial officer

The Morning Sun (Dec. 2)

Stephen Mackey named Vice President for Finance and Administration [OU]

The Oakland Post (Dec. 7)

Philanthropic Support

$600K collected in annual ‘Giving True Day’ at Eastern Michigan University

MLive (Dec. 6)

Eastern Michigan University raises nearly $600K during annual Giving TrueDay fundraiser

WDIV TV (Dec. 7)

Donors gift $50M for new name of University of Michigan ‘Pavilion’ hospital

MLive (Dec. 9)

Program Delivery

Michigan State shortens teaching prep program from five to four years to address teacher shortages

Lansing State Journal (Dec. 2)

Michigan State University shortens five-year teacher training program to a four-year model

WKAR TV (Dec. 4)

Michigan to offer new pathway into teaching through apprenticeship program

MLive (Dec. 6)

Recognitions & Awards

Grand Valley State Earns NCAA 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Award

Athletic Business (Dec. 8)

Safety & Health

Therapy dogs calm pre-exam jitters at Lake Superior State

SOO Today [CA] (Dec. 3)

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

MLive (Dec. 4)

Wayne State reflection rooms create space for students and faculty to reflect

WDET FM (Dec. 6)

Therapy dog event held at U of M- Flint

WSMH TV (Dec. 7)


Wayne State adopts tuition model that promotes graduation rates

Crain’s Detroit Business (Dec. 2)

University Accountability

Former MSU employees expected to challenge university's COVID-19 vaccine mandate in court

WWMT TV (Dec. 7)

Federal appeals judges hear arguments against MSU vaccine mandate

Lansing State Journal (Dec. 7)

Workforce Alignment

100 Central Michigan University students commit to teaching careers

WJRT TV (Dec. 8)


Higher education attainment means more work and higher wages

Michigan Future Inc. (Dec. 8)

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