November 20, 2020
All campuses have converted to remote educational delivery in the wake of the Pandemic Order issued Nov. 15 and effective Nov. 18 by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

MASU has published an updated-as-needed tracker of university operating statuses here: Operational Status of Michigan Public Universities in Response to COVID-19
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Academic Operations
MLive (Nov. 13)

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Holland Sentinel (Nov. 14)

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Lansing State Journal (Nov. 16)

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WWMT TV (Nov. 17)

MLive (Nov. 17)

The Mining Journal (Nov. 17)

WLUC TV (Nov. 18)

WNMU FM (Nov. 18)

The Oakland Post (Nov. 18)

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College Access & Affordability
Public News Service (Nov. 19)

Diversity on Campus
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Economic Development
Grand Rapids Business Journal (Nov. 13)

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Crain’s Detroit Business (Nov. 15)

MLive (Nov. 18)

MLive (Nov. 18)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Financial Aid
The Mining Journal (Nov. 17)

Higher Education in the 2020 Elections
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 15)

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WXYZ (Nov. 13)

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MLive (Nov. 14)

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Lansing State Journal (Nov. 17)

WOOD TV (Nov. 17)

WJRT TV (Nov. 17)

WLNS TV (Nov. 18)

Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 19)

Student Success
WXMI TV (Nov. 17)

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Western Herald (Nov. 18)

University Accountability
Midland Daily News (Nov. 15)

Detroit Free Press (Nov. 18)

The Detroit News (Nov. 18)

MLive (Nov. 18)

Workforce Alignment
WXMI TV (Nov. 19)
State and National Reports
Michigan in Context
Michigan League for Public Policy (November 2020)

Among the various reasons why for-profit colleges are bad options for students in Michigan, 30% of students who started at a for-profit college defaulted on their federal student loans, compared to only 4% of students who started at a public institution.
Quotable Quotes
“Are all for-profit colleges intrinsically bad? Not necessarily. But to have a beneficial rather than parasitic role in Michigan’s communities, they must offer quality education and recognized credentials at a reasonable net cost to the student without exploiting the availability of taxpayer financial aid dollars for their own profit. When schools receive public dollars to deliver educational services at a profit, there is a structural incentive to spend as little as possible on the services in order to increase the profit margin for the company and its shareholders.” [emphasis added]

Michigan League for Public Policy (November 2020)