June 21, 2024

Please join MASU in congratulating EMU President James Smith, who announced his intent to step down at the end of his current term in June 2026! See related stories below. 

In the News


New program offers students college credit, training for in-demand science careers [FSU]

MLive (June 20)

College Access & Affordability

Fewer Michigan high school grads are filling out the FAFSA. Colleges are feeling the difference. [CMU, EMU, MSU, UM]

MLive (June 16)

FAFSA filings down at Michigan universities. Will enrollment follow? [CMU, EMU, FSU, GVSU]

Bridge (June 17)

This Michigan College Is Overflowing With Applications, Dwarfing Pre-Covid Numbers [EMU, MSU, UM, UM-D, WMU]

WRKR FM (June 19)

‘We have applications from students in 49 of the 50 states:’ A conversation with Shane Lewis, Director of Admissions [OU]

The Oakland Post (June 19)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement

Dozen-plus projects nearing completion in Eastern Michigan campus transformation

MLive (June 17)

Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Break Ground on $335M Research Facility

dbusiness (June 17)

Detroit Evening Report: Henry Ford, MSU break ground on new research facility in Detroit

WDET FM (June 18)

Students, staff evacuated after small fire breaks out in Michigan Tech building

WLUC TV (June 20)

Higher Education Finance – Federal Funding & Financial Aid

UM Flint receives federal research grant to improve online safety

WNEM TV (June 17)

Higher Education in the 2024 Elections

Michigan AG Dana Nessel talks election security at LSSU Saturday

Soo Leader (June 16)

Labor Relations

Do Michigan State University employees get Juneteenth off? Sort of [MASU]

Lansing State Journal (June 17)

Leadership Transitions

Wagner retiring after 45 years of serving CMU students

The Morning Sun (June 15)

Eastern Michigan University president to step down at end of term

MLive (June 21)

Dr. James Smith stepping down as EMU president in 2026

WEMU FM (June 21)

EMU president is the latest to announce plan to step down [MASU]

Crain’s Detroit Business (June 21)

Safety & Health

MSU to begin automatically enrolling phone numbers into campus alert system

The State News (June 17)


NMU Board of Trustees approves tuition, new programs

WLUC TV (June 17)

NMU Board of Trustees approve tuition increase and new programs

WJMN TV (June 17)

SVSU Board approves rise in tuition for 2024-2025 school year

WSMH TV (June 18)

Northern Michigan University Announces Tuition Rate Increases and New Programs Coming in Fall

Keweenaw Report (June 18)

SVSU raises tuition for upcoming academic year. Here’s how much.

MLive (June 19)

UM OKs tuition hike but regent opposes budget over antisemitism concerns [MSU, UM-F, WSU]

The Detroit News (June 20)

Saginaw Valley State University Board approves tuition rates

Midland Daily News (June 20)

Workforce Alignment

Northern Michigan University’s “Labs Unleashed” program offers a more interesting approach to math

WZMQ TV (June 18)

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