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Economics and Education Funding

Tuesday, Dec. 10
   Cuts by Michigan lawmakers, school spending blamed tuition costs (Free Press)
   Report: Michigan's 15 public universities have $24B economic impact in state (Crain's)

Monday, Dec. 9
   Michigan and the Higher Education Bubble (Mackinac Center)

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Moody's assigns A1 rating to Oakland University (

Monday, May 13, 2013
Will U-M's next president make $1 million? New survey shows compensation rose 4.7% nationwide (Free Press)
U-M, MSU presidents rank among nation's highest paid (Detroit News)
The college bubble finally bursts (Detroit News)

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Michigan Democrats aim to reverse GOP tax policies on tax credits, education funding (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Undocumented immigrants lobby for in-state tuition (Detroit News)
Report: Faculty salaries at West Michigan colleges and universities up slightly (MLive)
Panel Calls for Overhauling Student Grants (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
School districts, universities skirt right-to-work at a hefty financial risk (Free Press)

Monday, March 25, 2013
Long union pacts are shortsighted (Crain's)

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Tuition equality for a smarter, stronger Michigan (Detroit News)

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Punish universities? The party of petty politics strikes again (Free Press)

Friday, March 22, 2013
Judge orders Ferris State to explain rejection of union contract (Free Press)
Long contract? Keep tuition in check (Detroit News)
Pacts could cost 2-year schools (Detroit News)
Universities hold the keys to economic vitality... and Michigan is shining a light on exactly how (The Guardian)

Thursday, March 21, 2013
WSU contract OK'd despite funding threat tied to right-to-work (Free Press)
Wayne State Board approves 8-year contract with faculty union (Detroit News)
On universities and unions (Detroit News)
Report shows Michigan high for higher ed cuts as legislative panel targets U-M, Wayne St. funds (Bridge)
U-M lecturers union ratifies contract that bypasses right to work (Detroit News)
Report shows Michigan high for higher ed cuts as legislative panel targets U-M, Wayne St. funds (Bridge)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
WSU, U-M could lose millions in state aid (Free Press)
Opinion: GOP lawmakers show insulting hypocrisy over WSU contract (Free Press)
New union contracts could cost U-M, WSU (Detroit News)
Report: State cuts to higher ed drastic (Detroit News)

Monday, March 18, 2013
GRCC faculty contract would freeze base salaries, circumvent right-to-work laws (mLive)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WSU president backs labor contract, fights funding cuts (Free Press)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ferris State rejection of deal stirs complaint (Free Press)

Friday, March 8, 2013
How state aid for GVSU and Ferris State fared under Gov. Syder's performance funding formula (Mlive)
Rochelle Riley: Changing the way college preparation is discussed (Free Press)

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Ferris State board rejects 5-year extension for faculty contract (Free Press)
Study: Mich. tuition above U.S. average; state aid among worst (Detroit News)
Public-University Costs Soar (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Michigan university officials continue to make case for state support at Capitol (MLive)
As student debts mount, universities see little good news in state budget figures (Bridge)
College tuition plan from Michigan Democrats could prompt debate about education costs, tax credits (MLive)
Plan to pay for Michigan students' tuition revived (Lansing State Journal)

Monday, March 4, 2013
The sequestration equation: State could see $500M hit (Crain's)

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
In college, we Trust (Detroit News)
University of Michigan regents say they impressed donors during California trip (Ann Arbor)

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
Report Says Stanford Is First University to Raise $1 Billion in a Single Year (NY Times)
Eastern Michigan University approve housing rate increase (Ann

Friday, Feb. 18, 2013
More than $4B in unrestricted funds held by Michigan universities is for projects, not tuition cuts (Free Press)
More than $4B in unrestricted funds held by Michigan universities is for projects, not tuition cuts (Free Press)
Oakland Community College to repay $700,000 in student aid after dropouts (Oakland Press)

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013
Pell Grant scammers ripping off Michigan colleges for millions (Free Press)

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
Site keeps scorecard to help compare universities (Free Press)
Business group posts university dashboard (Detroit News)
Scorecard for Colleges Needs Work, Experts Say (NY Times)
Raise for Central Michigan University president brings pay to $364,000 (MLive)

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013
Push to Gauge Bang for Buck from College Gains Steam (Wall Street Journal) 

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
Oakland University, Oakland Community College leaders praise Snyder's plan to boost funding (Oakland Press)
School advocates say budget increase is a start, but not enough (Detroit News)

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
Snyder wants 2% bump in education funding (Detroit News)
Snyder budget plans include bump in education funding, Medicaid expansion (Crain's)
Snyder wants 2 percent bump in Michigan education funding (Oakland Press)
Grand Valley finds energy efficiency payback gets harder as university gets better at it (Crain's)
N.C. governor attacks higher ed, proposes funding colleges by graduates' jobs (Washington Post)
Leader Signals G.O.P. Shift on Wages and College Aid (NY Times)

Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
Pleas intensify for more college aid (Detroit News)
Gov. Rick Snyder's administration says 'additional investment' for public education to be included in Michigan budget proposal (MLive)
Reporter's notebook: Gifts to colleges grow in 2012 (Crain's)
Best Value Colleges strive to cut tuition sticker shock (USA Today)

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
My Valuable, Cheap College Degree (NY Times)
Study Confirms College Endowment Drop (NY Times)
College Endowments Show Weak Returns (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013
Moody's Gives Colleges a Negative Grade (NY Times)

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
Downturn still squeezes colleges and universities (NY Times)
Colleges Lose Pricing Power (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012
Lansing Community College counselors safe - for now (Lansing State Journal)
Wayne State's faculty willing to go on strike (Free Press)
WSU faculty union OKs possible strike (Detroit News)

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
Who can still afford State U? (Wall Street Journal)
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012
Fundraising at Grand Valley State University down 43 percent in 2012 (MLive)

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012
Cost of higher education: Degrees minus the big debt (USA Today)

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012
To Steer Students Toward Jobs, Florida May Cut Tuition for Select Majors (NY Times)

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012
Teaching the ABCs of College Costs (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012
Aquinas College's new fundraising chief: "All the stars are aligned for us" (MLive)

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012
Design alum gives U-M $32.5M gift (Detroit News)
$32.5M gift from U-M alum to aid education at the art, design school (Free Press)

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012
Ferris State University receives second most funding in state for keeping its tuition increase low (MLive)
Eastern Michigan University dipped into reserves by $2M last year (Ann Arbor)

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012
Analysis: U.S. colleges have made huge endowment gains (USA Today)

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012
Getting Into B-School on Your Boss's Dime (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
Public schools are ripping a page from the college fundraising book (USA Today)

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
Oakland University contract talks ongoing (Free Press)

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012
Donation to OU was Top Charitable Gift in Michigan So Far This Year (Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch)

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
WMU breaks private gift annual record with $41M; credits new alumni website for boost (MLive)

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
Led by University of Michigan, state colleges spent $2.1 million lobbying state, federal lawmakers (

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Economy Tests Harvard (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Why GVSU is the 'gold standard' for faculty and staff fundraising (MLive)

Monday, July 23, 2012
Tough Times for Colleges - and College Towns (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Phil Power: University of Michigan business model is unsustainable, and Mary Sue Coleman is the right leader to change it (MLive)
Making college affordable: five ways that states, schools are trying to help (Christian Science Monitor)
GRCC launching new tactic to raise money that doesn't involve tuition (MLive)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Michigan universities face hostile financial, political circumstances (Bridge)

Monday, July 16, 2012
CMU uses $6.1 million in reserves to fund $442 million budget (MLive)
Rising tuition forces spending cuts (USA Today)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Breakdown of state dollars heading to Western Michigan University from 2012-13 state budget (Mlive)
College boards turn to business-style approaches (Detroit News)
Governor signs $49B budget (Detroit News)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Ousted head of university is reinstated in Virginia (New York Times)

Monday, June 25, 2012
Fixing college (New York Times)

Monday, June 18, 2012
For progress, back higher ed (Crain's)

Friday, June 15, 2012
Universities Feel the Heat Amid Cuts (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
State budget has proper priorities (Detroit News)
Much interference, little support for higher education (Free Press)
Police cuts loom as Detroit struggles to curb violence (Detroit News)
Student debt: What's been driving college costs so high, anyway? (Christian Science Monitor)

Monday, June 4, 2012
Crain's Detroit Business Education Edition (Crain's)
State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, vocal about removing politics from a higher-education funding, helped WMU secure a unique $200,000 grant last year (MLive)
Changing the Economics of Education (Wall Street Journal)

Saturday, June 2, 2012
GVSU gets state funding boost, but was in line for bigger increase (MLive)

Friday, June 1, 2012
California Cuts Threaten the Status of Universities (NY Times)
Michigan State braces for impacts of Republicans' higher education funding plan (MLive)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Walsh College survey finds optimism in economy (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Half the investment on colleges means a full measure of trouble for Michigan (Bridge)

Monday, May 14, 2012
Colleges need more funds, but with conditions (Crain's)

Friday, May 11, 2012
Commentary: Michigan GOP playing partisan game with university funding (Detroit News)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Higher ed leaders urge fewer cuts (Free Press)
Guest column: Time to play 'moneyball' with K-12 funding (Bridge)

Monday, May 7, 2012
Michigan revival demands investment in higher ed (Detroit News)

Sunday, May 6, 2012
Snyder must stand firm on budget (Detroit News)

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Who would pay for proposed free-tuition plan with annual price tag in the billions? (Free Press)
Dems' college plan gets a hearing (Detroit News)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Education Is the Key to a Healthy Economy (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, April 30, 2012
Andiamo protests put $5M at risk for University of Michigan (Detroit News)
Oakland County communities, including Waterford Township, see revenues fall and expenses rise (Oakland Press)

Sunday, April 29, 2012
Higher ed cuts shortchange state's future (Free Press)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
State leaders share their perspectives on moving Michigan forward (Xology)

Monday, April 23, 2012
U-M has governor's support on state funds (Free Press)

Friday, April 20, 2012
See how much of an economic impact West Michigan's colleges and universities generate (MLive)

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Senate panel to University of Michigan: 'Thumbing its nose' at lawmakers carries a price (MLive)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Eastern Michigan University reins in multi-million dollar shortfall, strikes near-balanced budget (Ann
Eastern Michigan University increases housing rates by nearly 5 percent (Ann

Friday, April 13, 2012
Withholding college funds seems petty (Oakland Press)

Monday, April 9, 2012
Higher education funding tied to social issues (Lansing State Journal)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
State plans to aid Michigan's public universities tied to tuition, performance (Free Press)

Thursday, March 22, 2012
College funding key to future (Detroit News)
Legislature yaps at critical part of state's recovery (Bridge)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tuition subsidies offer too few benefits for state (Detroit News)
Students in  debt need relief, too (Free Press)

Friday, March 16, 2012
Higher education funds begin slow recovery (

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
UM President: Gov. Snyder's funding proposal for higher education gives people warped view of university (Free Press)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Michigan to lose $4.2M in higher ed funds (Lansing State Journal)

Monday, March 12, 2012
Consumer agency takes student loan complaints (Detroit News)
College costs keep you up at night? What to do (USA Today)

Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Prestige Chase Is Raising College Costs (NY Times)

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Tech Titans Fund Students (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Coalition to call for more education aid (Detroit News)

Monday, Feb. 27, 2012
Public universities work to keep education costs down (Hillsdale News)

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012
Oakland County colleges strategize budgets, cuts (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Growing investments: Endowments on the rise at West Michigan colleges and universities (

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012
Squeeze more dollars for colleges (Detroit News)

Spend budget surplus on college education (Oakland Press)
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012
After decade of cuts, proposal boosts funding for Michigan colleges (Detroit News)

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
Compare colleges to peers in other states, business group says (Free Press)
Wealthy U.S. colleges widen fundraising gap (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012
Providence to college: Pay up (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
MSU could be at a disadvantage (Lansing State Journal)
MSU's $62 million project to replace steam tunnels (Lansing State Journal)

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
Snyder boosts funds for roads, police, education (Free Press)
Budget incentives boost funding for schools that hold down tuition costs (Free Press)
Snyder pivots, cautiously, toward reinvestment (Free Press)
Snyder's budget provides more for schools, police and roads (Free Press)
Critics: Education funding is only 'bare minimum' (Detroit News)
Budget plan details (Detroit News)
Budget maintains state's economic momentum (Detroit News)
Learning equals cash for Snyder (Oakland Press)

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
Stanford, Columbia share $30-million digital media gift (Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Patterson touts medical initiatives (Free Press)
Patterson: County economic initiatives create, retain jobs (Oakland Press)
Oakland County Executive Patterson touts budget surplus, jobs in speech (Detroit News)
Snyder proposes adding $45M to fight crime in 2013 budget (Detroit News)

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012
Obama calls for universities to keep costs down (Oakland Press)
Obama calls for broad college tuition reform (Detroit News)
In U-M visit, president calls on states to invest (Free Press)
A smart goal to keep college within reach (Free Press)

Friday, Jan. 27, 2012
Community colleges welcome Obama's challenge (USA Today)
For-profit schools don't hold key to lower college costs (USA Today)

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012
Promise pays off for most students (Detroit News)
State of Macomb County: Economy rebounds as median income drops (Crain's)
State higher education spending sees big decline (Detroit News)

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
Snyder: Put more money in schools (Free Press)
Snyder's right: More money not best answer for education (Detroit News)

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012
Michigan college cost dilemma bankrupts all (Bridge)

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
Study finds 30% drop in college funding (Detroit News)

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012
Snyder aims high for higher ed (Detroit News)
Pay for projects or cut tuition? (Free Press)
Few options available to help pay off private student loans (USA Today)

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012
Dems get 'F' for education plan (Detroit News)
Selweski: Macomb economy rebounding faster than expected (Macomb Daily)

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
Plan offers free college tuition to students in Michigan (Detroit News)
'Good news' for state coffers: Fiscal 2012 starts with surplus (Detroit News)

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
Michigan's economy looks toward growth (Detroit News)
Legislator: Taxpayers get bad deal from universities (Bridge)
EMU prez: Tuition is 'safety valve' for state budget (Bridge)

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012
College tax' burdens students, state (Bridge)
Grand Valley: "It's not our fault." (Bridge)
'College tax' varies by campus (Bridge)
Michigan is turning students into beggars (Bridge)

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012
Colleges forced to bank on generosity (Detroit News)

Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012
Fund-raising becomes key for university presidents (Free Press)

Tuesday, Dec. 27
Mich. feels strain of college costs (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Dec. 21
Snyder says school cuts may be over (Detroit News)

Saturday, Dec. 17
Macomb businesses gaining economic hope (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Dec. 14
For fiscal sanity, redefine your child's 'dream school' (USA Today)

Thursday, Nov. 24
With contract at stalemate, CMU faculty may strike soon (Free Press)

Sunday, Nov. 20
Colleges may lose aid if they fail goals (Free Press)

Monday, Nov. 14
Private-school kids may get state funds (Free Press)
Struggling grads get help on loans (Detroit News)
Why Student Loans Are Riskier Bets (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, Nov. 13
Despite state cuts, university education still within reach (Free Press)

Saturday, Nov. 5
GVSU leaders say per-student state funding remains lowest in the state (

Friday, Oct. 28
Public universities lose funding, raise tuition (The State News)

Thursday, Oct. 27
Student loan relief outlined (Detroit News)
Obama's plan to help with surging student loan debt (Free Press)

Sunday, Oct. 23
Budget matter of quality vs. price (Eastern Echo)

Friday, Sept. 30
Community colleges taking big hit in Michigan (Free Press)

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Dept. of Education wrong to deny Michigan college grant waiver (Detroit News)

Monday, Sept. 26
Michigan universities see shrinking state appropriations (Ann

Monday, Sept. 11
Eric Barritt to Lead Oakland University's Fundraising and Community Outreach (Rochester Hills Patch)

Friday, Aug. 12
CMU to decide on strike Monday (Free Press)

Thursday, Aug. 11
Keep college education affordable in Michigan (

Friday, Aug. 5
Editorial: Feds should put brakes on Pell Grants (Detroit News)

Thursday, Aug. 4
College Grants Spared From Spending Cuts (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, July 28
Guest Column: Shift higher-ed funds into student vouchers (The Center for Michigan)

Friday, July 22
Universities need to use their assets (Free Press)

Wednesday, July 20
Kalamazoo College student urges U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, other lawmakers not to cut education (

Wednesday, July 6
Public Schools Ditching State Money for Private Funds (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, June 30
Costly colleges have explaining to do (USA Today)
What’s the Most Expensive College? The Least? Education Dept. Puts It All Online (NY Times)

Monday, June 27
Educated cohabiters have a higher household income (USA Today)

Sunday, June 26
Colleges respond to budget cuts, raise tuition close to Snyder's cap (Oakland Press)

Friday, June 24
Editorial: Colleges' high cost threatens Michigan's future (

Thursday, June 23
Rebuilding Michigan's middle class relies on higher education (Ann
Owner of college bookstores across Michigan files for bankruptcy (Crain's)

Thursday, June 9
Grand Valley State University raises $95.3 million for buildings, faculty and scholarships, nearly double original goal (

Monday, June 6
Michael Boulus: Budget cuts, education rhetoric don't add up (Crain's)

Saturday, June 4
EMU looks for sacrifices to fix its budget (Free Press)

Thursday, June 2
Investment initiative targets growth in downtown (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, June 1
College is about more than just landing a sweet job (USA Today)

Monday, May 23
Sallie Mae lowers rates for student loans (Detroit News)

Sunday, May 22
Michigan's universities sitting on $3.4B; students, faculty want part of it (Free Press)

Friday, May 20
Surplus to trim cuts for schools (Detroit News)

Tuesday, May 17
Mich. economy looking up (Free Press)
State revenue rebounds with economy (Detroit News)

Don't spend it all (Detroit News)
Reserve some of state's found money to bolster schools (Free Press)

Friday, May 6
MSU Prepared Ahead For More Funding Cuts (WLNS TV 6)

Sunday, May 1
Opinions differ on how schools can right their budgets (Oakland Press)
NEW: CMU has strategic plans for budget cuts (The Morning Sun)
Friday, April 29

Economists: Oakland County in sustained economic recovery (Oakland Press)
Higher gas prices a worry in recover (Free Press)

Friday, April 22
Taubman gives U-M $56M for research (Detroit News)
Taubman gives U-M $56M for research (Free Press)

Monday, April 11
Why $100,000 plus pay is the norm of professors at Grand Rapids Community College (

Thursday, April 7
Weathering state cuts (WSJ)
Thursday, March 31
University leaders: Don't cut funding (Free Press)
Don't write school budget into Constitution (Detroit News)

Thursday, March 24
Michigan college students protest higher ed cuts (M-live)
Editorial: Thanks a million – $100 million - for gift to Western Michigan University (M-live)
MSU leader: We'll handle brutal cuts (Free Press)

Wednesday, March 23
Michigan's War on the Middle Class (Wall Street Journal)
Universities cry foul over Gov. Rick Snyder's plan that cuts funding, tries to restrict rising tuition increases (

Tuesday, March 22
Historic moment: WMU receives $100 million cash gift for medical school (M-live)

Sunday, March 20
'Guardedly Optimistic' (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, March 15
USDA announces grants for MSU, U-M (Free Press)
Berkshire Hathaway exec gives U-M $20M (Free Press)

Wednesday, March 9
Cuts in Pennsylvania Would Hit Universities (Wall Street Journal)

Saturday, March 5
College cuts deeper than expected (Detroit News)

Friday, March 4
Poll: Michigan voters cool to Gov. Snyder K-12 cut (Free Press)

Thursday, March 3
College leaders: No more cuts (Free Press)
Grant to partner schools, manufacturers could benefit Mich. (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Feb. 22
Economy shuffles top-value schools (USA Today)

Friday, Feb. 18
Snyder takes a swing at big changes for Michigan (Free Press)
Michigan universities face 15% cut (Detroit News)
Snyder says budget provides 'total solution' (Oakland Press)
Snyder's budget calls for 'shared sacrifice' (Detroit News)
A budget only a realist could love (Free Press)
Battle lines form in Lansing (Detroit News)
Snyder plan would slash funds from schools, universities (Oakland Press)
Ugly, but it works (Detroit News)
Schools reeling over cuts (Free Press)

Thursday, Feb. 17
Lasting Budget Fix Sought in Michigan (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, Feb. 8
Governors Chop Spending (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, Feb. 1
Patterson plans to announce eight new programs at State of the County address (Oakland Press)
Oakland's future is looking a bit better (Free Press)
Snyder's booklet simplifies finances (Free Press)
Snyder says state's fiscal health is shaky (Detroit News)
To boost economy, invest in science, tech education (Free Press)

Thursday, Jan. 27
OU scholars to present strategies to jump start Michigan's economy (Free Press)
Scholars offer ways to fix economy (Oakland Press)

Saturday, Jan. 22
OCC faces revenue loss of $103M through 2015 (Detroit News)

Sunday, Jan. 16
Public Colleges Intensify Pursuit of Alumni Cash (NY Times)

Thursday, Jan. 13
Avoiding Disaster for Low-Income Students (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, Jan. 12
OU scholarships enable math and science professionals to pursue teaching careers (Rochester Citizen)

Tuesday, Jan. 11
In Budget Crises, an Opening for School Reform (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, Jan. 6
Georgia Facing a Hard Choice on Free Tuition (NY Times)

Monday, Jan. 3
Start with spending (Detroit News)
Public workers in Snyder's sights (Detroit News)
Economics and Education Funding 2010

Saturday, Dec. 18
Privatize the University of Michigan to save the state money, budget document says (Ann
WMU president donates pay raise (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, Dec. 15
OU cuts costs by using electronic holiday greeting (Oakland Press)
WMU crosses fingers it gets aid (Free Press)
Privatize the University of Michigan to save the state money, budget document says (Ann

Tuesday, Dec. 14
WCCCD mulls campus closings (Free Press)
Accounting firm donates $500K to MSU (Detroit News)

Monday, Dec. 13
How to Control State Spending (Wall Street Journal)

Saturday, Dec. 11
MSU president turns down raise (

Friday, Dec. 10
Fresno coach's deal reflects budget crisis (USA Today)

Wednesday, Dec. 8
Pontiac grads get college funding (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Dec. 1
Letter: Cut MSU's funding if it can afford to raise salaries (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, November 23
Saving Public Universities, Starting With My Own (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, November 10
Cuts Reach Campus Oasis (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, November 1
Carve away at that student loan debt (Detroit News)

Friday, October 29
Tuition, Pell Grants Rise in Tandem (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, October 28
U-M president: School continues to thrive (Detroit News)
U-M spending woes (Free Press)

Saturday, October 23
College students rally against cuts to higher education funding in Michigan (

Monday, Oct. 18
College students feel pressure of loan debt (Oakland Press)
Mich. candidates woo young voters (Detroit News)

Thursday, Oct. 7
MSU, others donate $14B to state economy (The State News)

Thursday, Sept. 30
Unfinished business (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Sept. 29
Universities would take cut in state budget plan (Oakland Press)
Two issues hold up Mich. budget (Detroit News)
Universities to see 2.8% aid cut (Free Press)

Sunday, Sept. 26
No con-con (Detroit News)

Sunday, Sept. 19
Poor choice (Detroit news)

Thursday, Sept. 16
Cutbacks hurt WCCCD, others (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Sept. 14
Wayne State seeks to reinforce endowment (Detroit News)

Thursday, Sept. 9
Deal targets $484M state deficit (Detroit News)
Patch job (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Sept. 8
Lawmakers forge deal on state budget (Detroit News)
Mich. disbursement of stimulus money slows (Detroit News)

Thursday, Sept. 2
Another state budget patch job (Free Press)

Sunday, August 22
OU has been successful in finding financial resources (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, August 3
Michigan GOP, Dem gubernatorial primary races likely to be close (Detroit News)

Monday, August 2
Macomb Business Climate Survey (Crain's)

Friday, July 9
Austerity regime (Detroit News)

Thursday, July 8
Patterson presents balanced 3-year budget (Oakland Press)

Monday, July 5
Macomb developers donate $2M building to Oakland University (Crain's)

Monday, June 28
'Promise' fundraiser nets $23M for SVSU (Detroit News)
Friday, June 25
Hired: Here are some job-search tips for new graduates (Detroit News)

Thursday, June 24
WSU raises tuition 4.4% for fall semester (Detroit News)
WSU students to see tuition increase of 4.4% (Free Press)
Hillsdale continues to just say no (Detroit News)
U-M Medical School won't accept drug maker's cash (NY Times)

Thursday, June 17
This school won't take state cuts lying down (USA Today)

Thursday, June 10
Too easy tax cut promises (Free Press)

Wednesday, June 9
Donations Slip Amid Anxiety (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, June 2
Mich. revival requires major cultural shift (Detroit News)
Politics, policy collide at annual Mackinac conference (Free Press)
For balancing budget, voters want cuts - not tax hikes (Free Press)

Wednesday, May 26
House aims to retain university funding (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, May 25
Educators rally for school funding (Oakland Press)

Saturday, May 22
State deficit won't be as bad as feared (Free Press)

Wednesday, May 19
$454M deficit is expected for state (Free Press)

Tuesday, May 18
University of California Plans to Slash Spending (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, May 17
State investment in higher ed pays off (Crain's)

Friday, May 14
No Barriers to Free Trade in Minds (Wall Street Journal)

Saturday, May 8
Exploiting the New Student-Loan Rules (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, May 7
Feds investigate scholarship rules (USA Today)

Friday, April 30
County bottoms out (Oakland Press)
Job growth in Oakland's forecast (Free Press)

Thursday, April 29
The good, the bad and the light at the end of the tunnel (Oakland Press)
Schools, hospitals told to lead revival (Free Press)

Thursday, April 15
Get Lansing moving on a real budget fix (Free Press)

Wednesday, April 14
MSU's new hires won't get retiree health perks (Free Press)
MSU to end retiree health care benefits (Detroit News)

Tuesday, April 13
Questions and answers about financing a college education (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, April 6
State's not doing enough for colleges (Free Press)

Monday, April 5
Bank of Mom and Dad Shuts Amid White-Collar Struggle (Wall Street Journal)

Friday, April 2
Boola Moola! Food Fight At Yale (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, March 31
Obama signs student aid bill (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, March 30
The Ballad of Sallie Mae (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, March 29
First-term lawmakers suggest education funding reforms (Oakland Press)
Federal financial-aid bill offers students some relief (Free Press)

Sunday, March 28
Loan changes to make college more affordable (Oakland Press)
Friday, March 26
'Hear our Voices' (Free Press)
Tough medicine (Detroit News)

Thursday, March 25
Dartmouth's Chief Tackles Endowment Hit With Tough Cuts (Wall Street Journal)
Student - Loan Shenanigans (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, March 24
College applicants wilt under money pressure (USA Today)

Friday, March 19
University presidents need to help governor get funds (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, March 16
College try (Detroit News)
Lawsuit Tugs at Yale Chair (Wall Street Journal)

Saturday, March 13
Student Loan Chutzpah (Wall Street Journal)
Friday, March 12

College funding bill has a rule on stem cells (Free Press)

Tuesday, March 9
Economic 'perfect storm' continues, officials say (Rochester Post)

Monday, March 8
U-M works relentlessly to cut costs (Detroit News)

Thursday, March 4
Student lenders scramble to save their sweet deal (USA Today)
Wednesday, March 3
Still short (Detroit News)

Tuesday, March 2
Program cuts in '07 haunt WSU (Detroit News)
Fundraiser: MSU must work smarter (Detroit News)
As U-M builds up, MSU cuts back (Detroit News)
Universities: Cuts could be 'devastating' (Detroit News)
California Students Complain About 'Tax Hikes' (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, Feb. 17
How well are U.S. colleges run? (USA Today)

Sunday, Feb. 14
Reforming the Student Loan Mess (NY Times)

Friday, Feb. 12
Governor's plan would pump money into schools (Free Press)
Sales tax on services faces tough battle (Detroit News)
Op-ed: Granholm's budget outlines a gimmick-free path to solvency (Free Press)
Op-ed: Governor offers a budget with solid ideas for cutting cost of government ... (Detroit News)

Friday, Feb. 5
Suburban county maintains sound finances in economic turmoil ... (Detroit News)

Thursday, Feb. 4
Patterson outlines a more modest set of plans, a nod to tough times (Free Press)
Patterson talks new proposals in State of County (Oakland Press)
Patterson hopes to make Oakland recession-resistant (Free Press)
Granholm upbeat to the end (Free Press)
Granholm pushes plans to build jobs, economy (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Feb. 3
Patterson's address to focus on future (Oakland Press)
More new ideas are likely from Patterson (Free Press)
Gov's State of State: 'All about jobs' (Detroit News)

Thursday, Jan. 28
College endowments lose 18.7% on returns (USA Today)
College assets suffer big declines (Associated Press)

Friday, Jan. 22
Opening bid (Detroit News)

Monday, Jan. 18
College chiefs' pay stalls (Detroit News)

Friday, Jan. 15
Michigan must stop its bankrupting ways (Detroit News)

Thursday, Jan. 14
Start cuts now (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Jan. 12
State is bracing for a $1.8-billion deficit in 2011 (Free Press)
WCCCD closes registration (Detroit News)
Mich. budget woes worsen (Detroit News)
WCCCD caps spring enrollment (Free Press)

Saturday, Jan. 9
Nurse Outduels IRS Over M.B.A. Tuition (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, Jan. 7
College classes for prisoners (Free Press)
Caution advised (Detroit News)
Economics and Education Funding 2009

Wednesday, Dec. 30
Colleges tackle access, finances (USA Today)

Thursday, Dec. 24
State universities require finance reform (Detroit News)

Monday, Dec. 21
$10 million raise for state in earmarks (Free Press)

Tuesday, Dec. 15
$15 million to help U-M hospital grow (Free Press)

Saturday, Dec. 12
Letter: OU should have bought vehicles from U.S. firms (Oakland Press)

Friday, Dec. 4
Letter: It's outrageous for OU to buy Chinese vehicles (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, Dec. 2
50 ideas to fix Michigan (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Dec. 1
Pittsburgh pushes tax on college students (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, Nov. 26
50 ideas to fix Michigan (Detroit News)
Bipartisan reforms would strengthen state education (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Nov. 24
50 Ideas to fix Michigan (Detroit News)

Monday, Nov. 23
Oakland University hosts MEDC Diversification Summit (Suburban Lifestyles)

Saturday, Nov. 21
OU president gives back $100,000 raise (Oakland Press)

Thursday, Nov. 19
50 ideas to fix Michigan (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Nov. 17
50 ideas to fix Michigan (Detroit News)
Op-ed: Get more value from state budget (Detroit News)

Monday, Nov. 16
University officials: Plan higher ed funding (Crain's)
Pittsburgh eyes students' wallets (USA Today)

Sunday, Nov. 15
Universities turn to consultants to trim budgets (New York Times)
Op-ed: Education cuts put recovery at risk (Free Press)

Thursday, Nov. 12
A bleak outlook for Michigan (Free Press)
Radical reforms could improve education (Detroit News)

Friday, Nov. 6
Op-ed: Stop school aid bleeding (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Nov. 4
Granholm warns of 20% budget cuts (Associated Press)
State ignores $600M for schools (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Nov. 3
The path to prosperity (DBusiness)

Monday, Nov. 2
More college presidents get million-plus (Wall Street Journal)

Saturday, Oct. 31
State shutdown averted (Oakland Press)
Governor signs $44.5-billion budget (Free Press)
Gov vetoes State Fair, seals $44B budget (Detroit News)

Monday, Oct 26
Some post-crash capital campaigns struggle (Crain's)

Thursday, Oct. 22
OU trustees may approve contract Nov. 4 (Oakland Press)
State budget is done, with no good feelings (Free Press)
Op-ed: Real budget reform is possible (Free Press)
Op-ed: Current state deficit pales in comparison with next year's projected problems (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Oct. 21
Veto threats loom for budgets (Free Press)
Gov, GOP face off as state budget wrangling escalates (Detroit News)

Thursday, Oct. 15
Parties still differ on budget (Detroit News)
Granholm can shift budget funds, but not by much (Oakland Press)

Sunday, Oct. 11
Op-ed: Fixing Michigan (Oakland Press)

Friday, Oct. 9
University presidents disavow budget letter (Free Press)

Thursday, Oct. 8
Lawmakers will try again to pass education budget (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, Oct. 6
Michigan lawmakers dive back into budget debate (Oakland Press)

Saturday, Oct. 3
Stanford puts $1B in assets on block (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, Oct. 5
4 priority programs left hanging (Free Press)
Op-ed: Fix the legislature (Detroit News)

Friday, Oct. 2
Make budget deadline July 1, legislators say (Free Press)
Political maneuvers hold up budget (Free Press)
Gov to veto parts of budget (Detroit News)
Tactics emerge in budget fight (Free Press)
New deadline doesn't change the reality that painful state budget cuts must be made (Detroit News)
Op-ed - State realities still shortchanged (Free Press)
How the state's budget plan will affect Michiganians (Detroit News)

Thursday, Oct. 1
Demand for interim budget sparks fight (Free Press)
Shutdown looms in budget standoff (Free Press)
Sticking points are school aid, city funds (Detroit News)
Tempers flare as budget talks go to wire (Oakland Press)
Op-ed: Shirked duty (Detroit News)
Op-ed: Profiles in incompetence (Free Press)

Wednesday, Sept. 30
Dillon: House Dems have to accept cuts (Free Press)
Lansing inches toward budget deal (Detroit News)
Revival requires bold moves (Detroit News)
State nearing budget resolution (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, Sept. 29
Op-ed: Keep cutting (Detroit News)

Sunday, Sept. 27
Student aid may get slashed to meet state budget (Free Press)

Saturday, Sept. 26
Stop shortchanging higher ed (Detroit News)

Friday, Sept. 25
50 ideas to fix Michigan (Detroit News)
Letters: Should state cut education? (Detroit News)
Tension increases as budget talks stall (Detroit News)

Thursday, Sept. 24
Michigan to cut aid for students (Free Press)
State's budget ax hits schools (Detroit News)
Lansing in budget crunch, looks at education funds (Oakland Press)
A budget with no happy endings (Free Press)

Wednesday, Sept. 23
College students, others watch state budget debate (Oakland Press)

Monday, Sept. 21
CareTech reaches into higher-ed IT (Crain's)

Saturday, Sept. 19
Faculty at OU circulates critical e-mail (Free Press)

Friday, Sept. 18
Lansing prepares budget extension (Oakland Press)
Budget deal may unravel (Detroit News)
Difficult but necessary budget cuts should finally drive restructuring of government (Detroit News)

Thursday, Sept. 17
Oakland University lost $13.6M in investments last year (Oakland Press)

Monday, Sept. 14
Deadline passes; no Daily Press (Crain's)
Butzel Long acquires university IP firm McLeod (Crain's)

Sunday, Sept. 13
Readers sound off about health care, Lions, OU (Oakland Press)

Saturday, Sept. 12
Letters: OU faculty not in the real world (Oakland Press)

Friday, Sept. 11
Harvard, Yale are big losers in 'The Game' of investing (Wall Street Journal)
OU campus buzzes with students after strike (Free Press)
Oakland Faculty agrees to deal (Detroit News)
Classes begin at OU after strike ends (Oakland Press)

Thursday, Sept. 10
OU strike quiets thrill of a new school year (Free Press)
Judge gives OU sides a deadline (Detroit News)
Judge orders OU strike talks through the night (Oakland Press)
Quick OU settlement critical to all involved (Oakland Press)
There are reasons for OU faculty actions (Oakland Press)
Professors march for good of school (Free Press)
Faculty has legitimate issues (Detroit News)
Governor's budget proposal postpones structural reform (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Sept. 9
OU takes union to court to get teachers back in classroom (Oakland Press)
OU labor spat heading to court today (Free Press)
OU prof strike heading to court (Detroit News)
Budget battle brought out into the open (Free Press)
Gov: Cut $2B, hike taxes $2B (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Sept. 8
Negotiations continue to end OU faculty strike (Oakland Press)
OU, faculty union negotiations go on (Detroit News)
OU contract talks slow-moving (Oakland Press)
Monday, Sept. 7

Negotiations to resume for OU professors (Oakland Press)
Michigan's public employee unions must adapt to economic times ... (Detroit News)

Sunday, Sept. 6
OU talks, strike continue (Oakland Press)

Saturday, Sept. 5
OU med faculty issue key (Detroit News)
OU faculty, some students picket as strike continues (Oakland Press)
OU bargaining in bad faith, faculty says (Free Press)

Friday, Sept. 4
The coming reset in state government (Wall Street Journal)
The Michigan Example: How government investment in business failed to create jobs (Wall Street Journal)
Strike cancels OU classes (Detroit News)
OU negotiators to keep talking (Free Press)
Classes canceled as OU teachers, students picket (Oakland Press)
Strike by professors leads to canceled classes in Michigan (New York Times)

Thursday, Sept. 3
OU starts classes today - will faculty be there? (Oakland Press)
Teachers may not show up for 1st day of class today (Free Press)
OU professors OK strike (Detroit News)
Op-ed: Open doors for best results (Free Press)
Adenda (online reports)
Oakland U. cancels classes (WDIV)
Oakland University faculty strike; rally set today (Free Press)
Faculty strike shuts down Michigan's Oakland U. (The Chronicle)
Professors in Mich. strike, school cancels classes (New York Times)
OU professors strike, all classes canceled (WXYZ)
Class canceled indefinitely at Oakland University; strike goes on (Crains)
Oakland University cancels classes after professors strike (Detroit News)
OU cancels classes after professors strike (Oakland Press)
OU cancels classes due to strike (Fox 2)
Oakland U cancels classes after professors strike (Chicago Tribune)
Strike cancels classes at OU (WDET)
Oakland University profs on strike (WWJ)

Tuesday, Sept. 1
Time is running out for governor, lawmakers to adopt balanced budget (Detroit News)

August 30, 2009
Letter: No recovery without affordable colleges (Free Press)
Op-ed: Budget doomsday closes in on state (Free Press)

August 27, 2009
OU's faculty union schedules finance meeting (Oakland Press)

August 24, 2009
Group pens issues paper for next governor (Crain's)
Reaction to Renaissance merger muted (Crain's)
Op-ed: Say goodbye to Detroit Renaissance (Crain's)
Letter: More to costs than profs' pay (Crain's)

August 19, 2009
Op-ed: Ivy League schools learn a lesson in liquidity (Wall Street Journal)
Op-ed: Budget dithering is the shameful norm (Free Press)

August 12, 2009
Dillon plan walks fine line (Detroit News)
Op-Ed: State lawmakers, educators need to help Michigan get its share of billions in education grants (Detroit News)

August 11, 2009
Michigan tax revenues fall $50M in July (Detroit News)

August 10, 2009
Letter: Don't put blame on professors (Crain's)

August 7, 2009
Op-ed: State lawmakers should note faltering personal income as they craft new budget (Detroit News)

August 5, 2009
Op-ed: Budget - Get real (Detroit News)

August 4, 2009
Oakland County deemed a recovery zone, can receive stimulus funds (Oakland Press)

August 3, 2009
Letter: State funding for colleges vital (Crain's)

July 30, 2009
How to keep college graduates in Mich. (Detroit News)

July 24, 2009
Letters: Fix state employee health approach (Detroit News)
Op-ed: Dillon plan is splitting state Democratic Party (Oakland Press)
Op-ed: Dillon health plan worth investigating (Oakland Press)

July 22, 2009
Bishop backs health plan for public workers (Detroit News)
Op-ed: Govern needs new health care script (Free Press)
State health plan gets new ally (Free Press)

July 21, 2009
Granholm: Show me the savings in health plan (Free Press)
Column: Michigan needs help - and bold action (Free Press)

July 20, 2009
Op-ed: College is key to reviving state's economy (Crain's)
Dillon's health insurance plan draws biz backing (Crain's)

July 16, 2009
Health care overhaul for state is politically difficult (Free Press)
Op-ed: Bold health plan has budget-healing potential (Free Press)

July 15, 2009
Obama pledges $12B for two-year colleges (Detroit News)
They're what Obama's talking about: Two MCC students ... (Free Press)
Op-ed: Obama's push for a better educated work force ... (Detroit News)
$12-billion boost for colleges is welcomed (Free Press)
Obama proposes to help people change careers (Oakland Press)

July 14, 2009
Obama to boost community colleges, retraining efforts (Detroit News)
Obama to push for billions to retrain, teach workers (Free Press)

July 12, 2009
State and nation fail universities when they are most needed (Free Press)
Pain expected in new budget (Free Press)

July 10, 2000
The Bucks Stop, but Will Colleges Notice? (Wall Street Journal)
Billions in Stimulus Cash to Plug State Budget Gaps (Wall Street Journal)

July 9, 2009
Voters don't want cops, schools cut (The Detroit News)

July 8, 2009
Michigan breaking its promise to students (Oakland Press)

July 6, 2009
U-M budget helps state economy (Detroit News)

July 5, 2009
Salary freezes at OU stun employees (Oakland Press)

July 4, 2009
OU negotiators still at table (Detroit News)

July 2, 2009
Universities fail on economics (Detroit Free Press)
Rethink college role in job creation (Detroit News)
Letters to the editor (Free Press)
Universities fail on economics (Detroit Free Press)

July 1, 2009
One college sidesteps the crisis (Wall Street Journal)
Ivy League endowments finally dumb (Wall Street Journal)

June 25, 2009
Stimulus billions supply critical pain relief for state (Free Press)

June 24, 2009
Harvard, hit by recession, lays off 275 (Wall Street Journal)
Senate: Cut college aid (Detroit News)

June 23, 2009
Oakland University freezes some salaries (Free Press)
Oakland University to freeze staff salaries (Detroit News)
OU freezes executive salaries (Oakland Press)

June 22, 2009
About 590 jobs on line in MSU budget (State News)
Oakland University institutes salary freeze (Oakland Business Review)
Oakland University to freeze salaries for executives, administrators (Crain's)

June 21, 2009
Michigan tackles hot topics (Free Press)

June 19, 2009
Mich. personal income loss among highest in U.S. (Detroit News)
Jobless benefit rolls post first dip since January (Detroit News)
Getting back to work (Detroit News)
What helps Ph.D.s land jobs in academia? A passport (Wall Street Journal)

June 18, 2009
Student funding cut is OK'd (Free Press)

June 17, 2009
Closing loopholes may open door to revenue (Oakland Press)
Recovery money is coming (Oakland Press)
Local school officials brace for funding news (Oakland Press)
Michigan and the Knowledge Economy (Wall Street Journal)