May 17, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Laurence Alexander, announced this week as the next Chancellor of the University of Michigan-Flint! Chancellor-designate Alexander will begin on July 1; please see related stories below.


Webinar: Promoting Intergenerational Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

What is the role of higher education institutions in preparing students to live and work in an aging society? How can we create reciprocal, mutually beneficial learning experiences for students and older adults? With support from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Generations United is working with Michigan's colleges and universities to develop high-quality intergenerational teaching and learning opportunities that combat ageism, build generational empathy, reduce social isolation, and foster collaborative approaches to addressing complex societal challenges.

Join us Tuesday, June 11 from 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern for this webinar where we will share the findings from a new report that provides a framework for intergenerational teaching and learning, highlights examples of current practices in Michigan, and identifies challenges, promising practices, and opportunities for deepening and expanding intergenerational learning in Michigan. We hope you can join us for this important webinar. Register here.

In the News


MCC and WSU’s new transfer agreement will expand access to college degrees

Macomb Daily (May 13)

NMU, SVSU collaborate on nurse program

The Mining Journal (May 15)

Facilities Planning & Campus Improvement

MSU installs memorial bench honoring three students killed in 2023 shooting

WILX TV (May 10)

See updated maps for University of Michigan’s 25-year building plan

MLive (May 14)

Parking prices going up at University of Michigan. See how much you’ll pay.

MLive (May 17)

$31M purchase of Ann Arbor property among University of Michigan land moves

MLive (May 17)

Higher Education Finance — Institutional Dynamics

Go Blue or Go Booze? Liquor licenses approved for Michigan Stadium this fall

MLive (May 16)

Higher Education Finance — State Operating Support

DEI, campus protests spark disagreement during Senate budget votes

Michigan Public Radio (May 9)

Michigan Senate kicks out 9 budget bills, as Republicans fail to win immigration and DEI amendments

Michigan Advance (May 9)

State House budget recommendations includes more funding for higher education

WEMU FM (May 16)

Institutional Leadership

MSU's new president shares goal to revive research corridor with UM, WSU

Crain’s Detroit Business (May 13)

Labor Relations

NMU faculty union members receive wage increases

The Mining Journal (May 13)

MSU Graduate Employees Union ratifies contract granting higher wages, expanded healthcare, falls short of goals

The State News (May 15)

Leadership Transitions

UM Flint gets new recommended chancellor from Arkansas [UM]

The Detroit News (May 13)

UMich appoints Karen A. Thole as first female College of Engineering dean

The Michigan Daily (May 13)

New chancellor selected to lead University of Michigan-Flint campus

WSMH TV (May 13)

New University of Michigan-Flint chancellor recommended, awaits board approval [UM]

MLive (May 14)

Reception at UM-Flint welcomes newly selected Chancellor

WEYI TV (May 17)

Philanthropic Support

$5.1 million gift from CMU alumnus prompts new medical scholarship

MLive (May 10)

Program Delivery

NMU offers psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program [SVSU]

The Daily News (May 13)

Building opportunities for U.P. students to enter the construction trades [NMU]

UPWord (May 15)

Recognitions & Awards

Michigan Technological University Designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research

Keweenaw Report (May 10)

NMU recognized as military-friendly school

The Mining Journal (May 16)

Student Success

SVSU grants degrees to more than 1,100 graduates

Midland Daily News (May 14)


Opinion | Reconnecting adults to college is right move for Michigan’s workforce

Bridge (May 14)

NMU, faculty union in agreement in wage reopener

The Mining Journal (May 15)

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