David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT May 29, 2019 Michigan State University's board appears to have learned from previous controversy over employment contracts with presidents to structure a "state of the art" contract with new president Samuel Stanley. Out are lifetime tickets to sporting events and the ability to keep drawing nearly a full salary as a faculty member after leaving the presidency. In are free sporting event tickets for the president's guests and the ability to earn $1 million a year. "It's not a bad balance overall between what is good for the university and what it good for the new president," said Jim Finkelstein, a professor emeritus at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and the leading researcher of presidential pay. Finkelstein and his research partner, Judith Wilde, the chief operating officer of the Schar School of Policy and Government, and a professor in the school reviewed the contract … [Read more...] about Michigan State president pay could top $1 million
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Updated 11:43 am PDT, Saturday, May 4, 2019 After Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joked about not mentioning her campaign slogan on fixing roads, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave these four pieces of advice to Michigan State University graduates Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Breslin Center: "Build bridges - don't live under them, look for inspiration in unusual places, wear fun socks, and do not read the comments section," she said. Whitmer, a Spartan alumnus has a bachelor's degree in communications and a juris doctor degree from MSU. She was awarded an honor degree of Doctor of Laws Friday afternoon. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP) less After Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joked about not mentioning her campaign slogan on fixing roads, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave these four pieces of advice to Michigan State University graduates Friday, May 3, ... more Photo: Matthew Dae Smith, AP … [Read more...] about Governor to Michigan graduates: Find value in each other
Kim Kozlowski The Detroit News Published 10:45 PM EDT Apr 1, 2019 Khadijah Williams was raised in a low-income home by a single mother and attended high school in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods on the south side of Chicago. But her life began to change four years ago when she enrolled at the University of Michigan. This spring, she will join the relatively few African Americans who will be among UM's Class of 2019, and plans to take a gap year off before heading to law school. "It important for African Americans to have a college degree," said Williams, 21, "because you can't advance without one." Williams is an outlier at public colleges and universities across the country, including Michigan, because most fail to enroll and graduate African Americans at a proportion reflective of the demographics of their states, according to a report released last month. African Americans … [Read more...] about Study: Michigan among worst in black university enrollment
Tony Paul The Detroit News Published 12:16 PM EDT Mar 25, 2019 Saginaw Valley State has a new head football coach. Ryan Brady, a long-time assistant at state powerhouse Ferris State, was to be officially introduced as head coach in a campus press conference Monday. Brady takes over for Jim Collins, who was head coach for 11 seasons but departed late last month to take a position on the staff at Division I Army. Collins will be director of player personnel at West Point. "I cannot express how excited and honored I am to be the head football coach of Saginaw Valley State University," Brady said in a statement released by the school last week. "I look forward to meeting my new players, putting together an outstanding staff and to begin focusing our efforts on spring football. I want Cardinal fans to know it will be our mission to give Saginaw Valley State University a football program that everyone can be proud of. I am eager and excited to get to work." Brady is … [Read more...] about Saginaw Valley State picks Ryan Brady, ex-GVSU quarterback, as new head coach
opinion Ingrid Jacques The Detroit News Published 10:18 PM EDT Mar 19, 2019 As more states decide — as Michigan did last fall — that it should be legal to light up, universities are mulling programs to train students in the business and science of the burgeoning marijuana industry. Lake Superior State University, based in Sault Ste. Marie, last week announced that it would start offering a bachelor’s degree in cannabis business. Four-year degrees related to pot are still fairly rare, but that's likely to change in coming years. “Preparing students for tomorrow is our goal, and with a projected annual growth rate of over 28 percent and sales reaching $47 billion in the next decade, LSSU Cannabis Business graduates will have the skills and knowledge to take the lead in this emerging industry,” stated Ralf Wilhelms, a professor in LSSU’s Lukenda School of Business. Northern Michigan University also has a newly minted four-year degree … [Read more...] about Jacques: Is Michigan university enrollment going to pot?