higher education


(Lansing-MPRN) The ACT is appealing Michigan’s decision to switch its eleventh grade standardized test to the SAT. The state gives high school juniors a free college entrance exam as part of their state assessment. 

But high school graduates in Southwest Michigan are less likely than rest of state to attend college

University officials say they do not plan to cancel the commencement address Saturday by the conservative columnist.


Western Michigan University President John Dunn says an invitation to a White House summit is an honor for the university. 

Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

President Obama has invited university officials to come to Washington this week to talk about ways to help students who are poor or otherwise disadvantaged. Western Michigan University President John Dunn will be among those attending the conference Thursday.