September 2, 2022

Happy Labor Day weekend from all of us here at MASU!

Featured Information

Updated CDC Guidance on Monkeypox for Institutions of Higher Education

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Aug. 24)

In the News

Academic Operations

U of M-Flint college freshmen move into dorms

WNEM TV (Aug. 25)

Students flock to MSU as move-in begins

WLNS TV (Aug. 26)

GV welcomes freshmen with first in-person Convocation in three years

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Aug. 29)

Students begin first day of classes at Michigan Tech University

WLUC TV (Aug. 29)

MSU students return to campus amid continuing pandemic

WLNS TV (Aug. 30)

‘The campus is just alive with activity,’ as Grand Valley State students began fall semester

MLive (Sep. 1)

Students return to dorms at UM-Flint

Flint Beat (Sep. 1)

Lake Superior State University students settle in for the fall

The Sault News (Sep. 1)


Bay College signs computer networking agreement with LSSU

WLUC TV (Aug. 26)

Bay College, Lake State Sign Computer Networking Agreement

Radio Results Network (Aug. 26)

Aug. 31 - Savannah State Announces New Partnership with Grand Valley State University

Savannah Business Journal [GA] (Aug. 31)

Bay College to offer computer networking degree with LSSU

The Daily News (Aug. 31)

College Access & Affordability

After student loan relief, here are 4 more ways to cut Michigan college debt [CMU, MSU, MASU]

Bridge (Aug. 26)

Diversity on Campus

Affirmative Action Was Banned at Two Top Universities. They Say They Need It. [UM]

The New York Times (Aug. 26)

Anti-DEI messaging puts GV diversity, equity, inclusion efforts under spotlight

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Aug. 29)

University of Michigan, Oakland University among most LGBTQ-friendly campuses in nation [GVSU, WSU]

WDIV TV (Aug. 30)

Economic Development

‘Michigan’s secret weapon:’ U.P. business is missing link in semiconductor solution [MTU]

MLive (Aug. 30)

Educational Attainment

Four-year college degrees in Michigan becoming an exception [GVSU, MSU, SVSU, UM, WSU]

The Detroit News (Aug. 28)


CMU welcomes largest freshman class in years

WNEM TV (Aug. 29)

Students’ return to MSU brings overcrowding

WLNS TV (Aug. 29)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement

A self-driving bus is carting Michigan State students to campus this fall [UM]

Crain’s Detroit Business (Aug. 31)

Federal Policy

Michiganders respond to Biden's student loan forgiveness initiative [OU, MASU]

WXYZ TV (Aug. 26)

GV students expected to benefit from federal student debt forgiveness

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Aug. 29)

Biden announces student loan forgiveness

The Ferris State Torch (Aug. 31)

What the Biden student loan forgiveness plan means for Michiganders

Michigan Advance (Sep. 1)

Student loan forgiveness gives many, including parents, a fighting chance [MSU]

Detroit Free Press (Sep. 1)

Governance & Speech

Protesters look to educate incoming students about EMU sexual assault case

MLive (Aug. 26)

MSU trustees to investigate administration's decision to force dean out

Lansing State Journal (Aug. 30)

MSU hires outside counsel to review dean’s dismissal

WLNS TV (Aug. 30)

Michigan State University board hires outside counsel to review dean's removal

Crain’s Detroit Business (Aug. 30)

Higher Education Finance – Federal Funding & Financial Aid

Nearly $500K will fund next step in restoration of Lake Michigan inlet lake near Muskegon [GVSU]

MLive (Aug. 28)

MSU gets $9M in grants for international education

WLNS TV (Aug. 30)

UM lands $11 million research grant to study safer next generation EV batteries

Crain’s Detroit Business (Aug. 30)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Dynamics

University of Michigan’s prized ‘Galileo’ doc turns out to be a forgery

WDIV TV (Aug. 29)

WMU unveils new NIL program aimed at educating athletes, facilitating compensation

MLive (Aug. 30)

Higher Education Finance — Other State Support

SVSU prof works to improve mental health delivery

Midland Daily News (Sep. 1)

Higher Education in the 2022 Elections

Arrest of Lena Epstein, U-M regent candidate, revealed in court battle

Bridge (Aug. 26)

Michigan GOP sets November candidate slate at nominating convention [MSU, UM, WSU]

MLive (Aug. 28)

MI ballot initiative sparks new abortion debate at GV

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Aug. 29)

Institutional Leadership

Western Michigan University president tests positive for COVID-19

MLive (Aug. 30)

WMU president test positive for COVID-19

WWMT TV (Aug. 30)

Labor Relations

Thousands of University of Michigan nurses to vote on potential strike

WXYZ TV (Aug. 28)

EMU, professors at odds over contract as school year begins

Michigan Radio (Aug. 28)

EMU faculty takes first steps toward strike vote

The Eastern Echo (Aug. 29)

Eastern Michigan University union rejects administration’s salary proposal, requests more [CMU, GVSU, WMU]

WDIV TV (Aug. 30)

Faculty rejects administration's contract offer; talks ongoing, EMU says

The Detroit News (Aug. 30)

Eastern Michigan University union rejects administration’s salary proposal, requests more

WDIV TV (Aug. 30)

Contract between EMU, faculty union expires at midnight tonight

WEMU FM (Aug. 31)

EMU faculty agrees to work past contract deadline, but strike still possible

Michigan Radio (Aug. 31)

Leadership Transitions

Transitions: New Northwestern U. President Named; Wayne State U. Leader to Step Down [SVSU]

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Sep. 1)

Philanthropic Support

5 cancer-fighting projects funded by MSU Health Sciences, Henry Ford Health

WILX TV (Aug. 30)

Program Delivery

WMU to debut cannabis marketing course

Grand Rapids Business Journal (Aug. 29)

WMU to launch cannabis marketing class in the spring

WZZM TV (Aug. 30)

Recognitions & Awards

University of Michigan in Ann Arbor ranked No. 4 college with best student life in America

WDIV TV (Aug. 29)

Safety & Health

‘The most important thing is prevention': GVSU aims to keep students safe from monkeypox

WXMI TV (Aug. 26)

MSU makes several safety upgrades, including fencing, after death of Brendan Santo

WXYZ TV (Aug. 30)

‘Do not drink the water from campus taps’: CMU warns of boil water advisory

WXMI TV (Sep. 1)

Universities, after years of COVID-19 precautions, prepare for possible monkeypox cases [MSU]

MLive (Sep. 1)

Petition calls for pedestrian safety improvements following death of WMU student

MLive (Sep. 1)

MyMichigan Health and CMU partner to enhance student athlete experience, create healthier adults

Epicenter Mt. Pleasant (Sep. 1)

Strategic Planning

WMU at a crossroads: It’s tough times for colleges but Western Michigan leaders say they have a plan

MLive (Aug. 30)

University Accountability

Black law prof sues UM, alleging discrimination, retaliation

The Detroit News (Aug. 29)

Michigan Law Professor Alleges Race, Sex, Family Status Bias

Bloomberg Law (Aug. 29)

Workforce Alignment

Expanded U of M program seeks to bring career changers into education

WXYZ TV (Aug. 29)

Increasing racial diversity in Greater Lansing health care workforce is goal of 'Becoming Visible' [MSU]

Lansing State Journal (Aug. 29)

GV partners with Pine Rest for scholarship opportunities

Grand Valley Lanthorn (Aug. 29)

Spectrum Health excited about Ferris State nursing program expansion

Pioneer (Sep. 1)


Schools address mental health concerns, taking positive steps [NMU]

The Mining Journal (Aug. 31)

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