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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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
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?
Detroit Free Press staff Published 12:13 PM EST Jan 25, 2019 A Michigan university said it will begin offering degrees in cannabis chemistry starting this fall -- the first in the country. Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula said the cannabis industry is projected to create more than 500,000 jobs by 2022 as more states legalize marijuana and cannabis-related products for recreational and medical use. The average starting salary of a cannabis chemist is $72,000, the university said. The program will offer associate and bachelor's degrees in cannabis chemistry, which focuses on the quantitative analysis of cannabis-related compounds and contaminants. Students, who will use actual cannabis buds for analysis, may need to submit to a background check in order to participate in the program and in courses that handle regulated materials, as required by law. Students who meet minimum standards may qualify for an American Chemical Society … [Read more...] about Lake Superior State to offer degrees in cannabis chemistry
David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 3:13 PM EST Dec 21, 2018 Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed former Henry Ford CEO Nancy Schlichting to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees. Schlichting will replace George Perles, the former football coach and athletic director, who stepped down last month. Schlichting will be the rare commodity on the board — a trustee without deep ties to the university. She will join a board torn by a year of scandal and facing tough challenges on leadership at the school. She will serve the remainder of a term set to expire in 2023. “Michigan State University is a world-class institution that has struggled with a tragedy that never should have happened," Snyder said in a press release. "I am confident that with Nancy’s experience and expertise, she is the right person to help shape MSU’s future because she can be a catalyst for change in culture to ensure students have the best possible learning … [Read more...] about Snyder appoints Nancy Schlichting to Michigan State board