January 20, 2023

MASU has released our updated 2023 Legislative Priorities on our website. We look forward to continuing to meet with members of the 102nd Legislature to talk about the vital role that public universities play in the economic health of Michigan. Our 2023 Michigan Higher Education Public Policy Agenda will be released soon.

Additionally, MASU has its “Higher Ed 101” series of introductory features on public universities available on our website for those looking to get acquainted with our sector. A recommended starting point is this introduction written at the seating of the previous legislature: Higher Ed 101: A new introduction to Michigan public universities for policymakers.

In the News


This program offers a fast, free path to becoming a child care teacher in Washtenaw County [EMU]

MLive (Jan. 13)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement

After decades of dormancy, Wayne State set to restore gem by famed architect

The Detroit News (Jan. 13)

GV adopts new parking verification system

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Jan. 17)

‘A jolt to alumni’: Rollback of Google data storage leads to frustration at University of Michigan

MLive (Jan. 17)

Ceiling of Lake Superior Hall falls as repairs are made to roof [GVSU]

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Jan. 17)

MSU gets $5 million grant to support plant sciences, adapting to climate change

Crain’s Detroit Business (Jan. 18)

MSU's oldest house gets a modern makeover. Take a look inside [OU, UM]

The Detroit News (Jan. 19)

New Central Michigan University hub opens in downtown Saginaw

MLive (Jan. 19)

Details released about Parking Structure 2 fire [WSU]

The South End (Jan. 19)

Governance & Speech

Dr. Rema Vassar Elected First Black Woman Chair of Michigan State University Board of Trustees

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (Jan. 13)

'The legislative arm of Michigan State University': Dennis Denno begins trustee term

The State News (Jan. 17)

Higher Education Finance — State Operating Support

Sen. McDonald Rivet committee appointments focus on investments in Michigan's future

Midland Daily News (Jan. 19)

State Budgets Are Booming. How Will Higher Ed Fare?

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 19)

Institutional Leadership

Interim President Woodruff: MSU on 'upward trajectory'

The Detroit News (Jan. 18)

'The right time is now': Woodruff delivers state of university address [MSU]

The State News (Jan. 18)

Program Delivery

Students reflect on virtual learning [OU]

The Oakland Post (Jan. 18)

EMU students study invasive freshwater jellyfish in Dexter Township through new course

Concentrate (Jan. 18)

Recognitions & Awards

Only 5% of U.S. colleges earned this award. Eastern Michigan University is one of them

MLive (Jan. 19)

Safety & Health

Survey: MSU improves climate around sexual misconduct, trust in administration low

Detroit Free Press (Jan. 17)

Michigan State survey finds ‘improvement’ around sexual misconduct

WLNS TV (Jan. 18)

Survey shows decrease in undergraduate sexual harassment, assault at MSU

The State News (Jan. 19)

MSU installs complimentary menstrual product dispensers in over 100 buildings

The State News (Jan. 19)

University Accountability

MSU settles suit over canceled swimming, diving programs, agrees to Title IX review

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 13)

Court of Appeals says name of employee involved with Schlissel should be private [UM]

The Detroit News (Jan. 13)

MSU settles swimming, diving lawsuit; agrees to independent Title IX review

The Detroit News (Jan. 14)

Court: U-M can shield name of woman in president’s removal

WDIV TV (Jan. 14)

University of Michigan professor returns to work after being cleared of criminal charges

WDIV TV (Jan. 14)

Here are complete details of settlement between Michigan State, swimmers

The Detroit News (Jan. 16)

MSU board spends over $550,000 on investigation of Gupta's dismissal

The Detroit News (Jan. 18)

Workforce Alignment

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

WXYZ TV (Jan. 12)

New WMU partnerships aim to create career pathways for aviation students

WWMT TV (Jan. 18)


Rick Haglund: Michigan Dems offer a refreshing change to a people-based economic growth strategy [MSU, UM]

Michigan Advance (Jan. 15)

State and National Reports
Michigan in Context

State Priorities for Higher Education in 2023: Survey of SHEEOs [PDF]

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (January 2023)

Michigan’s investments in teacher preparation and college affordability in the FY 2023 budget are similar to national priorities for higher education.

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