higher education

"The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents have unanimously approved a 7.8 percent tuition hike. The increase exceeds a state-imposed tuition cap, forfeiting the university’s ability to receive approximately one million dollars in funds." (WDET)

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(MPRN-Lansing) For the first time, Michigan will spend general fund dollars to prevent sexual assault on college campuses. 

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The Chief Operating Officer of the United Way for the Greater Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region says a public-private partnership is a long-term effort to improve education. Chris Sargent says United4Change will require constant evaluation, making changes to the program and employing best practices. 


GRAND RAPIDS, MI - In an effort to cut costs, Calvin College is offering buyouts for up to seven faculty in its music, history and art departments. The Christian liberal arts college is working to cut annual expenses by $4.5 million by June 30, 2017, and the buyouts are needed to align faculty levels in each department with desired staffing goals, said college spokesman Matt Kucinski. (MLive)

A Republican lawmaker hopes stripping one word from the Michigan Constitution will help bring more transparency to the state's public universities. The bill, House Resolution O, would remove the word "formal" from a section in the constitution detailing which public university board meetings have to be open to the public. The bill would have to have a two-thirds vote approving it from both the state House and Senate, then head to the public for a vote. (Detroit Free Press)

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