October 9, 2020
MASU has published an updated-as-needed tracker of university operating statuses here: Operational Status of Michigan Public Universities in Response to COVID-19
In the News
Academic Operations
MLive (Oct. 5, 2020)

The South End (Oct. 6, 2020)

The Daily Mining Gazette (Oct. 8, 2020)

College Access & Affordability
Detroit Free Press (Oct. 7, 2020)

Diversity on Campus
Western Herald (Oct. 2, 2020)

The Detroit News (Oct. 2, 2020)

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 7, 2020)

Economic Benefits of Higher Education
Detroit Free Press (Oct. 8, 2020)

Economic Development
Midland Daily News (Oct. 4, 2020)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement
MiTech News (Oct. 2, 2020)

The South End (Oct. 5, 2020)

Governance & Speech
Big Rapids Pioneer (Oct. 8, 2020)

Higher Education Finance – Federal Funding & Financial Aid
WJRT TV (Oct. 2, 2020)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Dynamics
WXYZ TV (Oct. 5, 2020)

Higher Education Finance — State Operating Support
The Michigan Daily (Oct. 1, 2020)

Higher Education in the 2020 Elections
WKZO FM (Oct. 5, 2020)

The North Wind (Oct. 8, 2020)

Institutional Leadership
Grand Valley Lanthorn (Oct. 5, 2020)

Leadership Transitions
Lansing State Journal (Oct. 6, 2020)

WILX TV (Oct. 7, 2020)

WLNS TV (Oct. 7, 2020)

Program Delivery
WLUC TV (Oct. 5, 2020)

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 5, 2020)

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 7, 2020)

Recognitions & Awards
MLive (Oct. 2, 2020)

Safety & Health
MLive (Oct. 2, 2020)

MLive (Oct. 3, 2020)

MLive (Oct. 3, 2020)

WLNS TV (Oct. 5, 2020)

MLive (Oct. 5, 2020)

The Detroit News (Oct. 5, 2020)

MLive (Oct. 5, 2020)

Western Herald (Oct. 6, 2020)

MLive (Oct. 6, 2020)

WOOD TV (Oct. 7, 2020)

MLive (Oct. 7, 2020)

Michigan Radio (Oct. 7, 2020)

MLive (Oct. 7, 2020)

The North Wind (Oct. 8, 2020)

Western Herald (Oct. 8, 2020)

Student Success
Central Michigan Life (Oct. 2, 2020)

Chalkbeat (Oct. 8, 2020)

Workforce Alignment
WNMU FM (Oct 2, 2020)

MiTech News (Oct. 4, 2020)

Grand Rapids Business Journal (Oct. 8, 2020)
Commentaries
State and National Reports
Michigan in Context
The Institute for College Access & Success (October 2020)
Across all sectors of postsecondary education, 59% of Michigan students in the class of 2019 graduated with some debt, indicating that 41% of all graduates leave without any debt. Of those with debt, the average debt is $30,677. Michigan ranks 17th in the nation for highest debt per graduate and 18th in the nation for higher percentage with any debt.