January 13, 2023

In the News

College Access & Affordability

Why you are paying more for college [MSU]

WLNS TV (Jan. 10)

Diversity on Campus

UM to show its progress on diversity. Some Black students want more

MLive (Jan. 7)

DEI Commitment Outlook at Wayne State University

Michigan Chronicle (Jan. 9)

Ono: 'Our work isn't done' on UM diversity, Black student enrollment

The Detroit News (Jan. 10)

‘More work to do’: Santa Ono highlights diversity gains, shortcomings at University of Michigan

MLive (Jan. 11)

President Ono and Chief Diversity Officer Tabbye Chavous discuss DEI initiatives on campus [UM]

The Michigan Daily (Jan. 11)

Economic Development

Concerns Over Environment, Company’s Origins Stall Proposed Battery Plant in Big Rapids [FSU]

WWTV TV (Jan. 10)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement

University of Michigan close to opening new temporary recreation facility at Palmer Field

WEMU FM (Jan. 9)

Women's Resource Center at EMU hosting grand reopening to reveal new look

The Eastern Echo (Jan. 9)

Oakland University puts brakes on plan to develop part of its campus

Crain’s Detroit Business (Jan. 10)

Michigan State's FRIB dazzles scientists with rare isotopes that open new research pathways

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 10)

Governance & Speech

Michigan State Board of Trustees elects leaders

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 11)

MSU Trustee Vassar makes history to chair board after split vote

The Detroit News (Jan. 11)

MSU trustees elect Wayne State professor as new board chair

Crain’s Detroit Business (Jan. 11)

MSU Board of Trustees elects first Black woman as chair

MLive (Jan. 11)

5 Lansing area school districts named to conservative watchlist for progressive stances [MSU]

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 12)

Higher Education Finance – Federal Funding & Financial Aid

See which Grand Rapids-area projects got $17.3M in congressional earmarks [FSU, GVSU]

MLive (Jan. 7)

Traverse City’s Discovery Pier gets $1.6M in federal funding toward research center [MTU]

MLive (Jan. 11)

EMU, Rouge Space Systems Gets $270,000 NSF Grant For Electronic Propulsion Thruster

Mitechnews (Jan. 11)

Institutional Leadership

One semester down: How campus feels about Santa Ono after fall 2022 [UM]

The Michigan Daily (Jan. 10)

Santa Ono catches COVID, misses VP Kamala Harris’ University of Michigan visit

MLive (Jan. 12)

Leadership Transitions

Christianne Malone Named to Dual Role with TechTown Detroit and Wayne State

dbusiness (Jan. 6)

MSU Board of Trustees starting new search for president, possible decision in 2024

WWMT TV (Jan. 8)

Wayne State's chief fundraiser, foundation president to step down

Crain’s Detroit Business (Jan. 9)

Program Delivery

New program will compensate students who take African American Studies courses [WSU]

The South End (Jan. 6)

Wayne State University to open Detroit Center for Black Studies

WDET TV (Jan. 10)

NMU, Green Flower offering new online cannabis program

WLUC TV (Jan. 11)

Public Health

No appointment necessary for free COVID-19 vaccinations Jan. 12 in Flint [MSU]

MLive (Jan. 7)

Recognitions & Awards

Billion-dollar business: These are higher ed’s top 30 R&D performers [UM]

University Business (Jan. 6)

Safety & Health

NMU officials recommend COVID test before start of winter term

WNMU FM (Jan. 12)

Northern Michigan University Department of Continuing Education and Workforce hosts human trafficking training

WLUC TV (Jan. 10)

University Accountability

MSU submits Title IX plan, contends it is still in compliance

The State News (Jan. 6)

GV Interprofessional Simulation Center receives accreditation

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Jan. 9)

GVPD receives national accreditation for law enforcement standards

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Jan. 9)

Workforce Alignment

New programs offer incentives to attract talent amid school staffing shortage [EMU]

WXYZ TV (Jan. 12)

State and National Reports
Michigan in Context

Out of Reach: Examining the Price of Higher Education in Michigan

Citizen Research Council of Michigan (January 2023)

This report from a respected nonpartisan think tank demonstrates how rising tuition in Michigan has been a function of dwindling state appropriations to institutions and to state financial aid, not as a result of growing expenditures.

SHEF FY 2021 Report: Student Residency in Higher Education Finance [PDF]

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (January 2023)

Michigan is lower than the national average for the percentage of tuition and fee revenue at its public universities that come from out of state students.

The Dean's List
The Lighter Side of the News

We should start using these 10 words again in 2023, according to Wayne State University

WDIV TV (Jan. 9)

Not to gasconade, but here’s the 2023 list of words the Wayne State Word Warriors want to revive

WXYZ TV (Jan. 9)

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