June 28, 2024

Please join MASU in congratulating our own Chief Policy Officer Dr. Mia Murphy, who this week successfully defended her dissertation Constitutional Autonomy in Michigan and Higher Education Policymaking by Governors! She has been a doctoral candidate in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program at Michigan State University’s College of Education. Congrats, Mia!

Above, left to right: Ms. Nicole Smith (Mia's wife), Dr. Mia Murphy (MASU CPO), Dr. Brendan Cantwell (Mia's advisor), & Dr. Dan Hurley (MASU CEO)

In the News

Diversity on Campus

Eastern Michigan University becomes first university in the nation to host refugee students through Welcome Corps on Campus program

Associated Press (June 26)

Economic Development

Michigan universities contributed $23.9 billion to Michigan economy in 2023 [MSU, UM, WSU]

The Michigan Daily (June 21)


Central Michigan University continues to see enrollment improvement

WJRT TV (June 26)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement

Michigan State University's Spartan Village set to close permanently in 2025

WZZM TV (June 23)

MSU president speaks on plans to expand Flint campus

WNEM TV (June 27)

Governance & Speech

Board of Trustees to look at 2024-25 budget, tuition [CMU]

Central Michigan Life (June 20)

CMU Trustees to meet Monday and Tuesday

The Morning Sun (June 21)

Trustees to vote on shortening public comment at meetings, activists say they are being silenced [CMU]

The State News (June 22)

UMich Regents approve FY25 budget, discuss antisemitism on campus [UM-D, UM-F]

The Michigan Daily (June 23)

MSU trustees to consider proposal to limit public comment at meetings

The Detroit News (June 23)

Detroit Evening Report: First WSU Board of Governors meeting since encampment moved online

WDET FM (June 24)

Divestment protest causes evacuation of MSU board meeting

The State News (June 28)

Higher Education Finance — Other State Support

Ferris State Master of Social Work program earns state grant lowering costs for students while building skilled workforce

WYBR FM (June 26)

Higher Education Finance — State Operating Support

Michigan lawmakers' school funding moves stir anger even among backers

The Detroit News (June 26)

Michigan lawmakers pass budget overnight after disagreements in funding for schools

WWTV TV (June 27)

Higher Education Finance — State Student Financial Aid

Michigan’s $23B education deal: Free community college for all, pre-K for many

Bridge (June 28)

Program Delivery

Northern Michigan Details Revisions to the Elementary Education Bachelor Degree

KeWeenaw Report (June 21)

Michigan medical students fight to make climate change part of curriculum [MSU, UM]

Bridge (June 21)

NMU School of Education students expand their horizons with new grant

WLUC TV (June 24)

NMU to offer CSI certificate program

WNMU FM (June 24)

NMU to offer crime scene investigation

The Mining Journal (June 26)

Recognitions & Awards

3 Michigan engineering schools rank in top-100 nationally in U.S. News rankings

MLive (June 25)

Strategic Planning

CMU board adopts budget to support strategic priorities

The Morning Sun (June 26)


NMU board OKs higher tuition rates, new programs

The Daily News (June 22)

Board of Trustees approves budget, raises tuition [CMU]

Central Michigan Life (June 25)

See how much it costs to attend Eastern Michigan after $317M budget approved

MLive (June 25)

CMU sets tuition and housing increases for 2024-25 academic year

Pioneer (June 25)

Western Michigan University considers tuition hike for 2024-25

MLive (June 26)

WSU hikes tuition 4.5% as board member addresses critics of encampment takedown

The Detroit News (June 26)

Wayne State University approves 4.5% tuition increase for undergraduate, graduate students

WWJ TV (June 27)

WMU approves largest tuition increase since 2008

MLive (June 28)

MSU board approved increases to tuition

The State News (June 28)


Opinion: Michigan's universities are embracing AI as next research frontier [MSU, UM, WSU] by MSU Pres. Guskiewicz, UM Pres. Ono, WSU Pres. Espy

Crain’s Detroit Business (June 24)

State and National Reports
Michigan in Context

Persistence and Retention

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (June 2024)

Michigan’s persistence and retention for all students are both dramatically improved since 2013 as well as notably above the national rates.

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