January 8, 2021
Congratulations and welcome to the members of the 101st Michigan Legislature! This Week is MASU’s flagship publication, sent each Friday with that week’s roundup of news involving the 15 state universities. We hope this publication provides timely, useful information to policymakers.

MASU has published an updated-as-needed tracker of university operating statuses here: Operational Status of Michigan Public Universities in Response to COVID-19
MASU News & Commentaries
In the News
Academic Operations
WNEM TV (Jan. 2)

Western Herald (Jan. 4)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement
MLive (Jan. 5)

Governance & Speech
WLUC TV (Dec. 28)

WKZO FM (Dec. 28)

WRKR FM (Dec. 28)

The Mining Journal (Dec. 28)

WXMI TV (Dec. 28)

MLive (Dec. 29)

MLive (Dec. 29)

MLive (Dec. 29)

MLive (Dec. 30)

Grand Rapids Business Journal (Dec. 30)

Holland Sentinel (Jan. 3)

Grand Rapids Business Journal (Jan. 4)

The Detroit News (Jan. 6)

Higher Education Finance – Federal Funding & Financial Aid
WLNS TV (Dec. 30)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Dynamics
Detroit Free Press (Dec. 30)

MLive (Dec. 30)

Crain’s Detroit Business (Jan. 1)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Financial Aid
WWMT TV (Jan. 1)

Rapid Growth (Jan. 5)

Institutional Leadership
UM-Dearborn News (Jan. 4)
Triad Business Journal [NC] (Jan. 4)

WDET FM (Jan. 5)

WEMU FM (Jan. 6)

MLive (Jan. 7)

Leadership Transitions
Central Michigan Life (Jan. 4)

Program Delivery
Concentrate (Jan. 6)

Public Health
WOOD TV (Dec. 28)

Recognitions & Awards
The Daily Nonpareil (Dec. 30)

Safety & Health
WSMH TV (Dec. 28)

WKAR TV (Dec. 29)

WXMI TV (Dec. 30)

WDIV TV (Jan. 4)

dbusiness (Jan. 4)

Student Success
Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 5)

Workforce Alignment
WJMN TV (Dec. 30)
Detroit Free Press (Dec. 30)
The Dean's List
The Lighter Side of the News