January 26, 2024

Featured Commentary

Opinion | Defending the value of a college education in Michigan [CMU] by CMU President Bob Davies

Bridge (Jan. 25)

In the News

College Access & Affordability

New FAFSA will unlock scholarship opportunities

The Daily News (Jan. 19)

Changes made to FAFSA application in hopes of making it easier [FSU, GVSU]

WZZM TV (Jan. 22)

Whitmer State of the State 2024: Did she meet last year's goals? [MSU]

Bridge (Jan. 22)

Whitmer to ask lawmakers to make community college free for all high school graduates

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 23)

Whitmer to push for free community college tuition at State of the State

Bridge (Jan. 23)

FAFSA form completion could become a Michigan high school graduation requirement MS, UM]

Chalkbeat (Jan. 23)

Michigan Gov. Whitmer to propose funding free preschool, community college for all

The Detroit News (Jan. 24)

Economic Development

Private foundations bankrolled Whitmer's population commission. Few knew

The Detroit News (Jan. 19)

'Blazing a trail' in Detroit: LGBTQ business owners face challenges

The Detroit News (Jan. 21)

Report: Michigan losing ground economically, now 39th in personal income after no focus on knowledge jobs [UM]

Crain’s Detroit Business (Jan. 22)

UM/think tank report says Michigan should focus on attracting high-wage, young workers

WEMU FM (Jan. 23)


University enrollment is up in Michigan, but big schools far outpacing smaller colleges [CMU]

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 22)

1st enrollment gains since COVID-19 confirmed at Michigan colleges [MSU, MTU, UM]

MLive (Jan. 24)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement

MSU instructors navigate return to Berkey Hall despite lack of administrative guidance

The State News (Jan. 20)

Governance & Speech

Getting to know Todd Regis, new chair of the CMU Board of Trustees

The Morning Sun (Jan. 20)

APASO urges MSU board, university officials to address racism and harassment on campus

The State News (Jan. 23)

Higher Education Finance – Federal Funding & Financial Aid

Lake Superior State solidifies research reputation

Soo Leader (Jan. 23)

$100M partnership between U.S. Army, University of Michigan fuels automotive research [MSU, WSU]

MLive (Jan. 25)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Dynamics

MSU issued nearly 100,000 parking tickets in 2023

The State News (Jan. 19)

Higher Education Finance — Other State Support

State awards $2.6M in grants to colleges for students studying teaching

The Daily News (Jan. 19)

Institutional Leadership

Saginaw coalition with ‘transformative vision’ seeks community partners [SVSU]

MLive (Jan. 19)

Newsmakers of the Year [MSU]

Crain’s Detroit Business (Jan. 22)

Labor Relations

Union of Tenure Stream Faculty skeptical of delays in unionization process, profile of law firm representing MSU

The State News (Jan. 23)

Leadership Transitions

Saginaw Valley State University hires vice president, business affairs [EMU, UM, UM-D]

Midland Daily News (Jan. 19)

Program Delivery

GV’s Army Reserve Officer Leadership Corps aims to expand

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Jan. 22)

WMU eliminates 2 departments in order to launch new school

MLive (Jan. 25)

LSSU to launch new MBA program for 2024-25 school year

The Sault News (Jan. 26)

Recognitions & Awards

OU ranks 7th in national campus safety study

The Oakland Post (Jan. 24)

Grand Valley State University team wins global business competition

WGVU FM (Jan. 24)

Safety & Health

How Michigan State plans to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the campus shooting

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 19)

Michigan State University announces plans for one-year mark of deadly mass shooting

WILX TV (Jan. 19)

Michigan State outlines plan to ‘honor those we lost’ on anniversary of mass shooting

MLive (Jan. 21)

Michigan State announces how Spartan Strong Fund will pay for mental health care

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 25)

MSU to offer reimbursement for mental health services related to Feb. 13 shooting

WPBN TV (Jan. 25)

Strategic Planning

Northern Michigan University finalizes ‘Path to Carbon Neutrality by 2050’ plan

WLUC TV (Jan. 19)

NMU striving to become carbon-neutral by 2050

WNMU FM (Jan. 22)

Carbon Neutrality Plan finalized [NMU]

The Mining Journal (Jan. 23)

Student Success

The Academic Success Center: Reimagining student support services [OU]

The Oakland Post (Jan. 24)

University Accountability

Mel Tucker banned from future employment, affiliation with Michigan State University

Lansing State Journal (Jan. 23)

Mel Tucker banned from future Michigan State University employment, affiliation

The Detroit News (Jan. 23)


Glazer and Grimes: Knowledge workers remain critical for Michigan’s prosperity

The Detroit News (Jan. 21)

Marecki: Partnerships can improve higher ed results

The Detroit News (Jan. 21)

Rick Haglund: Focus on prosperity, not population growth, says Rakolta. He has a point.

Michigan Advance (Jan. 21)

Two decades later, report finds that knowledge workers, not factory jobs, remain key to prosperity [UM]

Michigan Future Inc. (Jan. 22)

State and National Reports
Michigan in Context

A New Path to Prosperity? Manufacturing and Knowledge-Based Industries as Drivers of Economic Growth [PDF]

Michigan Future, Inc. (January 2024)

Current Term Enrollment Estimates: Fall 2023

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (January 2024)

Quotable Quotes

“I talk to students in other states who have changed their plans for college... post-college to come to Michigan because they want a state that will treat them equally and fairly, where they know that they won't be discriminated against in all different areas of their life.” – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

'Blazing a trail' in Detroit: LGBTQ business owners face challenges

The Detroit News (Jan. 21)

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