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2023 Crain's Notable Leaders in Higher Education

Crain's Detroit Business

Greg Handel, vice president of education and talent for the Detroit Regional Chamber and a member of MCAN’s board of directors, has been named one of the 2023 Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Leaders in Higher Education.

Whitmer’s population group eyes Michigan infrastructure, education, economy

Bridge Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s council to address the state’s stagnant population announced 64 new workgroup members Monday to study infrastructure, education, the economy and other factors that could draw more residents.

Enrollment declining for low-income and Black college and university students in Michigan

Michigan Radio

The number of Black students that enrolled in higher education in Michigan decreased by about 40% from 2012 to 2022, and enrollment of low-income students fell by close to 30% over that time.

Two United Way of Southwest Michigan Directors to Participate in Leadership Development Opportunity

Moody on the Market

Maureen Ovington, Director of Berrien College Access Network — a collective impact effort supported by United Way of Southwest Michigan — was accepted into SYSTEMNEStS: A Systems Leadership Academy.

More Detroit students complete 'magic form' seeking aid for college

The Detroit News

A growing number of students are seeking funding for college by filling out the FAFSA form this past academic year. While Michigan students have struggled to fill out the form in recent years, participation rates are increasing.

Minority students deserve UT’s support after ban on affirmative action

The Daily Texan

Without affirmative action, racial diversity at universities will likely decrease. Following the ban of race-conscious admissions 16 years ago, the University of Michigan’s Black student enrollment dropped by 44% and Indigenous enrollment dropped by 90%.

High court's cancelation of student debt relief affecting 864k Michigan residents

Fox 2 Detroit

A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn President Biden's plan to relieve $20,000 in student debt will have major ramifications for much of the state of Michigan.

Supreme Court ends Biden student loan forgiveness: how it impacts Michigan

Bridge Michigan

Friday’s 6-3 ruling impacts some 43 million borrowers nationally, including 20 million people who would have had their loan debt fully erased under the Biden plan. In Michigan, the decision has ramifications for more than 800,000 borrowers.

MI organizations react to affirmative action ruling


Here in Michigan, many are sounding off about the Supreme Court’s decision to end affirmative action in higher education.

U.S. Supreme Court affirmative action ban already playing out in Michigan

Bridge Michigan

U.S. colleges and universities are banned from using race as a consideration in admissions decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday, a prohibition Michigan had already placed on its public universities since 2006.