February 19, 2021
MASU has published an updated-as-needed tracker of university operating statuses here: Operational Status of Michigan Public Universities in Response to COVID-19
MASU Testimony
MASU CEO Dan Hurley testified this week before the Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education and Community College. View his comments at this archived video. A copy of his slide deck is available here
In the News
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MLive (Feb. 13)

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Collaboration
The Daily Mining Gazette (Feb. 11)

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Detroit Free Press (Feb. 16)

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (Feb. 16)

MLive (Feb. 16)

Diversity on Campus
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Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement
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Governance & Speech
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Central Michigan Life (Feb. 11)

dbusiness (Feb. 16)

Detroit Legal News (Feb. 17)

MLive (Feb. 19)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Dynamics
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Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 19)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Financial Aid
MLive (Feb. 19)

Higher Education Finance — State Capital Outlay
Battle Creek Enquirer (Feb. 12)

Higher Education Finance — State Operating Support
MLive (Feb. 12)

MLive (Feb. 12)

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 16)

The Michigan Daily (Feb. 18)

Higher Education Finance — State Student Financial Aid
Michigan Advance (Feb. 17)

Higher Education in the 2020 Elections
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Institutional Leadership
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MLive (Feb. 17)

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Leadership Transitions
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Philanthropic Support
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Program Delivery
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dbusiness (Feb. 15)

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Public Health
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MLive (Feb. 18)

University Accountability
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The Michigan Daily (Feb. 15)

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Western Herald (Feb. 16)

Workforce Alignment
WLUC TV (Feb. 10)
Commentaries
State and National Reports
Michigan in Context
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (February 2021)
The 2018 average net price at a public university in Michigan was 25% of median household income, compared with averages of 30% in Ohio, 25% in Illinois, and 23% in Wisconsin.

The Century Foundation (February 2021)
This national report profiles the Tuition Incentive Program and suggests program improvements, including extending eligibility to all public universities.