universities http://wkar.org en MSU legal scholars argue student-athletes are employees http://wkar.org/post/msu-legal-scholars-argue-student-athletes-are-employees <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-56d0be9a-4bce-f6ae-9ece-02f47dfa9107" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Late last month the <a href="http://www.nlrb.gov/">National Labor Relations Board</a> (NLRB) ruled that football players at Northwestern University qualify as employees under federal law and can therefore unionize. The decision has been divisive. While some applaud the move to provide players with more rights and financial compensation, others fear that the collegiate athletic system will be destroyed by the move. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:34:49 +0000 Current State 51978 at http://wkar.org MSU legal scholars argue student-athletes are employees 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 Legislature set to cut state revenue to universities over new worker contracts http://wkar.org/post/legislature-set-cut-state-revenue-universities-over-new-worker-contracts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yesterday the House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee proposed a plan that would cut state revenue to universities that approve new long-term contracts with faculty unions</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">. </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Several schools including the University of Michigan and Wayne State University have been pursuing the new contracts to delay the impact of Michigan’s new Right to Work law, which is set to take effect next week. </span></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:56:55 +0000 Current State 32993 at http://wkar.org Legislature set to cut state revenue to universities over new worker contracts State Representative Sam Singh on latest issues before state government http://wkar.org/post/state-representative-sam-singh-latest-issues-state-government <p></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:18:08 +0000 Current State 32923 at http://wkar.org State Representative Sam Singh on latest issues before state government Current State #12 | January 29, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-12-january-29-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State: </em>Coverage of Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's "State of the City" address, a tour of the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, MIRS' Craig Mauger discusses his lengthy interview with House Speaker Jase Bolger, and the economic impact of Michigan's public universities.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:31:59 +0000 Current State 30282 at http://wkar.org Current State #12 | January 29, 2013 MI Colleges, Universities Getting $300M for Projects http://wkar.org/post/mi-colleges-universities-getting-300m-projects <p>Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill investing more than $300 million in infrastructure projects at Michigan's colleges and universities.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:21:38 +0000 The Associated Press 19536 at http://wkar.org MI Colleges, Universities Getting $300M for Projects