January 12, 2024

In the News

College Access & Affordability

‘Bumpy’ FAFSA rollout leads to frustration for college applicants [OU]

The Hill (Jan. 8)

Economic Development

Elevating aspirations: How MTEC SmartZone empowers Western UP entrepreneurs on their business journey [MTU]

WLUC TV (Jan. 9)

Livengood: One solution to Michigan's population woes is already among us [FSU, UM]

The Detroit News (Jan. 11)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement

Berkey Hall reopens for classes nearly a year after campus shooting

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 8)

'A bit inappropriate': MSU resumes classes in Berkey Hall, where deadly shooting unfolded

The Detroit News (Jan. 8)

MSU reopens Berkey Hall to students following mass shooting

WILX TV (Jan. 8)

Berkey Hall, site of Michigan State massacre, reopens to students nearly 1 year later

WDIV TV (Jan. 8)

WMU plans to tear down dorms, build new residence hall

MLive (Jan. 11)

Western Michigan University to build new residence hall for first-year students

WWMT TV (Jan. 11)

Governance & Speech

Michigan State University trustee Dianne Byrum not seeking third term

The Detroit News (Jan. 5)

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Appoints SVSU Alum to University’s Board of Control

WSGW FM (Jan. 5)

Gov. Whitmer adds ex-East Lansing mayor, Dow official to SVSU board

MLive (Jan. 5)

Two alumni join Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control

Manistee News Advocate (Jan. 8)

MSU students protest reopening of Berkey Hall

WKAR TV (Jan. 8)

WMU trustee Kurtis Trevan resigns

Western Herald (Jan. 9)

Higher Education Finance – Federal Funding & Financial Aid

Kirkhof College of Nursing receives grant for educational simulations [GVSU]

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Jan. 8)

CMU receives nearly $1M grant to uplift women and minorities in STEM

Midland Daily News (Jan. 9)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Dynamics

Michigan football poised to make millions for university from championship game

Bridge (Jan. 6)

Governor foresees statewide benefits from U of M win

WLNS TV (Jan. 9)

Higher Education Finance — Other State Support

19 Michigan colleges and universities granted millions to support disadvantaged students

WEYI TV (Jan. 5)

Michigan boosts education with $2.6M grant toward 19 universities and colleges [CMU, MSU, UM, WMU]

WWMT TV (Jan. 5)

Ferris State receives grant to enhance graduation rates

Midland Daily News (Jan. 11)

Institutional Leadership

Michigan’s President on Harbaugh, Higher Education and the Unifying Power of College Sports

Wall Street Journal (Jan. 8)

FSU President Bill Pink appointed to The Right Place, Inc. board

Pioneer (Jan. 10)

New Wayne State president touts 'university of opportunity,' encourages Texas-like swagger

Crain’s Detroit Business (Jan. 11)

Labor Relations

Michigan State Tenure Faculty Continue Push for Union Recognition

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (Jan. 5)

Finalized FFA contract released [FSU]

The Ferris State Torch (Jan. 10)

Leadership Transitions

Dahlman named Northern Michigan University provost

Cleburne Times Review [MN] (Jan. 5)

MSU's Title IX leader seeks reform by stressing 'culture of support'

The Detroit News (Jan. 7)

Northern hires new provost

WNMU FM (Jan. 8)

Anne Dahlman Named Northern Michigan University’s New Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

Keweenaw Report (Jan. 8)

Dahlman named new provost, VP [NMU]

The Mining Journal (Jan. 9)

Dahlman named new NMU provost, VP

The Daily News (Jan. 10)

BREAKING: WSU announces new vice president of research

The South End (Jan. 11)

NMU hires new provost & vice president for diversity and inclusion

WLUC TV (Jan. 11)

Philanthropic Support

Ferris' Giving Tuesday efforts raise over $10,000

Midland Daily News (Jan. 5)

Program Delivery

Portage Public Schools program helps teacher achieve his dream [WMU]

WXMI TV (Jan. 8)

Your classmate could be an AI student at this Michigan university [FSU]

MLive (Jan. 8)

Story of the Day: AI students enrolling in classes at Ferris State University

WXMI TV (Jan. 9)

Ferris to create virtual students in artificial intelligence program

Pioneer (Jan. 11)

Recognitions & Awards

MSU senior Dorothy Zhao is one of 51 recipients of the Marshall Scholarship nationwide

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 8)

Two University of Michigan Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Inventors

dbusiness (Jan. 8)

Whitmer declares Tuesday 'Wolverine Day' [UM]

The Detroit News (Jan. 9)

Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaims Jan. 9 'Michigan Wolverine Day' [UM]

WXYZ TV (Jan. 9)

NMU makes list of best outdoors-related schools

WNMU FM (Jan. 11)

Safety & Health

U of M Flint hiring public safety officers

WJRT TV (Jan. 9)

West Michigan colleges closing Friday, Jan. 12, ahead of blizzard-like conditions [FSU, GVSU]

MLive (Jan. 11)

Ferris State University to close Friday, Saturday due to winter storm

Pioneer (Jan. 11)

University Accountability

Investigation fails to find source of leak of Brenda Tracy’s name, but one MSU trustee didn’t cooperate

The State News (Dec. 29)

Mel Tucker appeal of sexual harassment case denied, ending Michigan State investigation

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 11)

Whistleblower lawsuit by UM-Dearborn police officer allowed to proceed

The Detroit News (Jan. 11)

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling in UM Dearborn Free Speech Case

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 11)

Mel Tucker denied appeal of MSU sexual harassment investigation

The State News (Jan. 11)

Workforce Alignment

Michigan invests millions to build the future semiconductor workforce [MSU, MTU, OU, UM, WSU]

Crain’s Detroit Business (Jan. 11)

The Dean's List
The Lighter Side of the News

Wayne State wants to revive these 10 words in 2024

WDIV TV (Jan. 8)

Wayne State University seeks to resurrect forgotten words

Detroit Free Press (Jan. 9)

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