higher education http://wkar.org en MSU's 'Dean of deans' on Chinese students, online education and sexual assault http://wkar.org/post/msus-dean-deans-chinese-students-online-education-and-sexual-assault <p></p><p></p><p>In April, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved the appointment of <a href="https://provost.msu.edu/" target="_blank">June Pierce Youatt </a>to the position of provost. As provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, she’s in charge of academic initiatives at MSU. She had served as interim provost for more than a year before succeeding <a href="http://chancellor.ucr.edu/" target="_blank">Kim Wilcox</a>, who now is chancellor of the University of California-Riverside. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:53:30 +0000 Mark Bashore & Scott Pohl 56424 at http://wkar.org MSU's 'Dean of deans' on Chinese students, online education and sexual assault Lansing Community College works on renovations amidst budget, tuition discussions http://wkar.org/post/lansing-community-college-works-renovations-amidst-budget-tuition-discussions <p><a href="http://www.lcc.edu/" target="_blank">Lansing Community College</a> President <a href="http://www.lcc.edu/president/bio/" target="_blank">Brent Knight</a> arrived six years ago at a time when the college was troubled by strife between the school’s Board of Trustees and the administration. Those days seem to be long gone, as the board works with Knight on projects like the Gannon Building project with a certain amount of unanimity. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:37:31 +0000 Scott Pohl & Mark Bashore 55107 at http://wkar.org Lansing Community College works on renovations amidst budget, tuition discussions Open Science movement challenges status quo http://wkar.org/post/open-science-movement-challenges-status-quo <p></p><p></p><p>Studying the final frontier of space got a little bit easier this month. On May 5th, a group of scientists launched an online simulator that allows users to explore our galaxy in incredibly accurate detail in a span of billions years. But what’s the most innovative part of this new project? Anyone can use it whether you’re getting your doctorate in astrophysics or you’re just a curious websurfer. Wed, 28 May 2014 16:21:35 +0000 Joe Linstroth 54361 at http://wkar.org Open Science movement challenges status quo The risks and rewards of unpaid internships http://wkar.org/post/risks-and-rewards-unpaid-internships <p></p><p></p><p>As the university school year winds down, many students are preparing for summer unpaid internships, hoping to improve their employability.The practice of not paying interns has become increasingly widespread. Fri, 09 May 2014 14:56:38 +0000 Melissa Benmark 53433 at http://wkar.org The risks and rewards of unpaid internships MSU leader reflects on growth of international students http://wkar.org/post/msu-leader-reflects-growth-international-students <p></p><p></p><p>The process of moving to another country for studies is daunting. There’s paperwork to be filed, cultural adjustments and lots of questions. At MSU, the <a href="http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/" target="_blank">Office for International Students and Scholars</a> (OISS) helps international students navigate school in the U.S. For over a decade <a href="http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2010/staff-profiles-peter-briggs/" target="_blank">Peter Briggs</a> has served as the Director of OISS. Briggs is retiring this fall. Mon, 05 May 2014 15:28:37 +0000 Emanuele Berry 53205 at http://wkar.org MSU leader reflects on growth of international students Uphill both ways: the myth of working your way through college http://wkar.org/post/uphill-both-ways-myth-working-your-way-through-college <p>Many college students have heard lectures from their elders saying "I worked my way through school, why can’t you?" Randy Olson, an MSU graduate student, decided to calculate if it was still possible to work your way through school. He concluded - it’s not. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:33:07 +0000 Emanuele Berry 51799 at http://wkar.org Uphill both ways: the myth of working your way through college College readiness network to expand in Ingham County http://wkar.org/post/college-readiness-network-expand-ingham-county <p>Since 2009, the <a href="http://www.capitalareacan.org/">Capital Area College Access Network</a> has helped hundreds of students from the <a href="http://www.edline.net/pages/Lansing_SD">Lansing School District </a>with college readiness skills and support. The Network is now looking to expand throughout all schools in Ingham County.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:23:56 +0000 Joe Linstroth 50885 at http://wkar.org College readiness network to expand in Ingham County Michigan business group says state gains from higher ed reinvestment http://wkar.org/post/michigan-business-group-says-state-gains-higher-ed-reinvestment <p></p><p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">After years of controversial cuts to higher education, Michigan has begun reinvesting in its colleges and universities. Last month, Governor <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Rick Snyder</a> proposed a 6.1 percent spending hike for Michigan’s 15 state-funded colleges and universities. Higher education officials applauded the move, which would be contingent on universities limiting tuition increases.</span> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:49:11 +0000 Current State 50474 at http://wkar.org Michigan business group says state gains from higher ed reinvestment Reassessing the value of a college education http://wkar.org/post/reassessing-value-college-education <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve all heard stories of Ph.D.'s who work as janitors or sales clerks. Increasingly, we’ve also heard of professionals who owe tens of thousands of dollars on their college loans and of recent college graduates unable to find work at all.</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:42:23 +0000 Current State 49159 at http://wkar.org Reassessing the value of a college education Current funding for higher education called 'unsustainable' http://wkar.org/post/current-funding-higher-education-called-unsustainable <p></p><p></p><p>Since 2008, the state legislature has cut funding for its 15 public universities by a whopping 32%, the 13th highest in the nation according to a report issued earlier this year by the<a href="http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&amp;id=3927"> Center on Budget and Policy Priorities</a> in Washington, D.C. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:26:49 +0000 Current State 46747 at http://wkar.org Current funding for higher education called 'unsustainable' MSU senior vies for Rhodes Scholarship http://wkar.org/post/msu-senior-vies-rhodes-scholarship <p></p><p></p><p>This weekend, Michigan State University senior Craig Pearson will interview for a <a href="http://www.rhodesscholar.org/">Rhodes Scholarship</a>. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:30:32 +0000 Current State 45577 at http://wkar.org MSU senior vies for Rhodes Scholarship Higher ed scholarships assist Lansing youth http://wkar.org/post/higher-ed-scholarships-assist-lansing-youth <p></p><p></p><p>With rising tuition costs, higher education has grown less affordable and accessible for many. But here in the Lansing area, there are a number of opportunities to help with the costs of obtaining an advanced degree. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:41:51 +0000 Current State 45110 at http://wkar.org Higher ed scholarships assist Lansing youth Kettering University takes active role in Flint's rebirth http://wkar.org/post/kettering-university-takes-active-role-flints-rebirth <p>There&#39;s an interesting public-private partnership happening in Flint. <a href="http://www.kettering.edu/">Kettering University</a>, the private science and engineering school, has been taking a more active role in the community. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:04:26 +0000 Current State 43527 at http://wkar.org Kettering University takes active role in Flint's rebirth Neighbors in Action: Lansing Community College Foundation http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-lansing-community-college-foundation <p></p><p></p><p>This week, <em>Neighbors In Action</em> features the Lansing Community College Foundation, which offers more than 300 scholarships to students in need.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 18:54:32 +0000 Current State 35893 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Lansing Community College Foundation Higher education more than just job training http://wkar.org/post/higher-education-more-just-job-training <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 1.5;">It’s spring commencement time, when tens of thousands of new graduates head out into the “real world.” &nbsp;Here in Michigan, there have been a lot of public conversations about how we train our students for jobs in this state, how we keep talent from leaving and attract new talent, and what our universities can be doing to facilitate all of this. From the proposed Michigan 2020 plan by state Democrats to re-thinking the university corridor, there are a lot of ideas floating out there.</span></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 15:34:23 +0000 Current State 35628 at http://wkar.org Higher education more than just job training Democratic leaders double down on 'Michigan 2020' plan http://wkar.org/post/democratic-leaders-double-down-michigan-2020-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday, Democratic senate leaders reintroduced their “<a href="http://www.michigan2020.com/">Michigan 2020</a>” plan which proposes to guarantee college tuition for all Michigan high school graduates. &nbsp;Senator <a href="http://www.rebekahwarren.com/">Rebekah Warren</a> from Ann Arbor, one of the proposal’s lead backers, outlines the details.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:30:41 +0000 Current State 32266 at http://wkar.org Michigan universities see shift in enrollment trends http://wkar.org/post/michigan-universities-see-shift-enrollment-trends <p></p><p>A new <a href="http://bridgemi.com/2013/02/is-a-student-from-china-taking-my-kids-college-slot/">story</a> from <em>Bridge Magazine </em>poses a provocative question for the parents of Michigan’s high schoolers: “Is a student from China taking my kid’s college slot?” &nbsp;The story explores recent trends in freshmen enrollment at the state’s public universities. Many have seen dramatic increases in the number of international and out-of-state students. Senior editor&nbsp; Ron French compiled the story and discusses its findings.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:45:40 +0000 Mark Bashore 31710 at http://wkar.org Michigan universities see shift in enrollment trends Michigan Schools Weigh Affirmative Action Ruling http://wkar.org/post/michigan-schools-weigh-affirmative-action-ruling <p>Some universities in Michigan say they're taking a wait-and-see approach on how to proceed a day after a federal appeals court threw out the state's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college admissions.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:43:12 +0000 The Associated Press 27057 at http://wkar.org Michigan Schools Weigh Affirmative Action Ruling New Report Shows International Study Thriving At MSU http://wkar.org/post/new-report-shows-international-study-thriving-msu <h1>Michigan State University’s international footprint continues to rank among the biggest in the country.&nbsp; That fact is borne out again in a new report.</h1><p></p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Mark Bashore 26807 at http://wkar.org New Report Shows International Study Thriving At MSU LCC Dean Calls Student Debt "A Bubble About to Burst" http://wkar.org/post/lcc-dean-calls-student-debt-bubble-about-burst <p>Last Saturday, hundreds of students graduated from Lansing Community College.&nbsp; It was a time for celebration, but many of them are already in debt. &nbsp;Some will go on to four-year universities, where they&rsquo;ll probably have to borrow a lot more money. Wed, 23 May 2012 03:30:30 +0000 Gretchen Millich 17723 at http://wkar.org LCC Dean Calls Student Debt "A Bubble About to Burst"