February 9, 2024

In the News

College Access & Affordability

Admission guarantee for students with 3.0 GPA boosts applications to public universities [MASU]

City Pulse (Feb. 2)

FAFSA recipients must wait until April for financial aid following delay [MSU]

The State News (Feb. 2)

Diversity on Campus

WMU features vending machine aimed at Black hair care

WWMT TV (Feb. 7)


MTU, NMU see an increase in enrollment this semester

WLUC TV (Feb. 5)

NMU enrollment and retention climbing

WNMU FM (Feb. 5)

Colleges turn to older students to stem enrollment crisis [WSU]

The Hill (Feb. 6)

Enrollment at Michigan colleges ticks up after years of decline [MASU]

Crain’s Detroit Business (Feb. 8)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement

MSU board approves campus infrastructure changes

The State News (Feb. 2)

Development of $300 million arena underway [WMU]

Western Herald (Feb. 5)

Varner Hall soundproofing issue: New renovations, same old problem [OU]

The Oakland Post (Feb. 7)

Federal Policy

Recommendations for states amid FAFSA SAI update and ISIR delay

SHEEO (Feb. 2)

Governance & Speech

‘Blood money:’ Students confront MSU at meeting

WLNS TV (Feb. 2)

Board of Trustees vote in favor of sustainability [NMU]

The North Wind (Feb. 2)

MSU board to review university investments following calls for divestment from Israel

The State News (Feb. 2)

Feb. BOT meeting: New data science B.S., nursing simulation laboratory and “Aspire. Advance. Achieve.” fundraising campaign closure [OU]

The Oakland Post (Feb. 7)

Higher Education Finance – Federal Funding & Financial Aid

Michigan universities work to make voice AI accessible for disfluent speech [MSU, WMU]

WWMT TV (Feb. 6)

Wayne State University awarded $1.4 million from Department of Defense to expand on research findings surrounding prostate cancer

Science Magazine (Feb. 8)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Dynamics

MSU implements 'thorough, factual investigation’ of donors prior to naming buildings, strengthens donor accountability

The State News (Feb. 2)

Higher Education Finance — State Operating Support

Whitmer says $80.7B budget proposal for 2025 will ease pocketbook issues for Michiganders

Detroit Free Press (Feb. 7)

Whitmer proposes $80.7B budget for a ‘Michigan Guarantee’

Bridge (Feb. 7)

EMU in Ypsilanti explores Governor Whitmer's education budget proposal

WEMU FM (Feb. 9)

Institutional Leadership

MSU board presents resolution honoring Interim President Woodruff for her leadership as term set to end in March

The State News (Feb. 2)

Philomena Mantella | Crain’s Newsmakers 2023 [GVSU]

Crain’s Grand Rapids Business (Feb. 5)

Labor Relations

MSU, UM Flint's faculty seek to form unions, 'take the university back'

The Detroit News (Feb. 5)

MSU trustees 'pro-union' for tenure faculty

WKAR TV (Feb. 6)

MSU tenured faculty expected to receive union recognition

Michigan Advance (Feb. 7)

Leadership Transitions

MSU's top public safety officer leaving for Colorado post

Lansing State Journal (Feb. 2)

CMU trustees to pick presidential search firm on Feb. 6

Midland Daily News (Feb. 2)

CMU Board of Trustees begin search for new president

WILX TV (Feb. 6)

CMU President Bob Davies discusses stepping down

WJRT TV (Feb. 6)

CMU students, president speak on his decision to step down

WNEM TV (Feb. 6)

Central Michigan University departing president in line for $1.2M in payments [MSU, UM]

Bridge (Feb. 6)

CMU accepts resignation of Davies

Midland Daily News (Feb. 6)

'I want the students to know I love 'em' [CMU]

Central Michigan Life (Feb. 7)

MSU carves out special adviser role for Teresa Woodruff as she transitions from interim president to faculty

Crain’s Detroit Business (Feb. 7)

CMU President Davies’ revised contract pays him $1.25M through 2026

Midland Daily News (Feb. 8)

Philanthropic Support

MSU implements 'thorough, factual investigation’ of donors prior to naming buildings, strengthens donor accountability

The State News (Feb. 2)

TRUEMU Night raises $1,600 for Student Emergency Fund [EMU]

The Eastern Echo (Feb. 5)

Program Delivery

Eastern Michigan University offers new study abroad program in Ghana

The Eastern Echo (Feb. 4)

Report reveals health fields dominate GV’s most popular majors [GVSU]

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Feb. 5)

MSU climate program looking to hire candidates

WLNS TV (Feb. 7)

Recognitions & Awards

New Rankings for 2024: The Top 10 Universities in Michigan

WITL FM (Feb. 6)

Law School ranked 11th for lowest debt-to-income [WSU]

Legal News (Feb. 6)

These Michigan universities have the best online programs, U.S. News ranking says

MLive (Feb. 8)

Safety & Health

MSU professor saw students die. A year later, he fights for ‘a good life’

Bridge (Feb. 1)

Changes to MSU student rights document make it easier to investigate policy violations, protecting those who report them

The State News (Feb. 7)

How MSU students and leaders will mark one year after mass shooting

The Detroit News (Feb. 8)


Central Michigan University expands free tuition program

WWJ FM (Feb. 6)

University Accountability

MSU and Michigan AG's office decide on timeline for release of Nassar docs

Lansing State Journal (Feb. 2)

Eastern Michigan agrees to Title IX settlement with victims of alleged sexual assault

The Detroit News (Feb. 2)

EMU agreed to $6.85M Title IX lawsuit settlement amid sex assault cases

Detroit Free Press (Feb. 2)

MSU plans to give Nassar investigation documents to Nessel later this month

Michigan Advance (Feb. 2)

Long-awaited release of Nassar documents to Michigan AG expected in late February [MSU]

WXYZ TV (Feb. 4)

MSU student paper files lawsuit against university claiming FOIA violations

Michigan Advance (Feb. 6)

9 charged in 2021 hazing death at MSU

WILX TV (Feb. 8)

9 accused of 2021 hazing death at Michigan State University

MLive (Feb. 8)

Workforce Alignment

Grand Rapids health system partners with Central Michigan University on 4-year nursing program

Crain’s Grand Rapids Business (Feb. 8) 


Opinion | Getting free college right [UM, WMU]

Bridge (Feb. 8)

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