Michigan Association of State Universities

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The trade association representing Michigan’s public universities is unveiling a new marketing campaign touting the benefits of a four-year-degree.

The Michigan Association of State Universities announced the campaign. It will target high school upper classmen and their parents.

The association says Michigan ranks 35th nationwide when it comes to the number of residents who have graduated from a four-year university.

CEO Daniel Hurley says although there’s push to fill the state’s skilled trades gap, higher education is crucial, too.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's 15 public universities are asking the state Legislature to delay voting on bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, expressing concern about measures that would retroactively extend the time victims would have to file lawsuits and remove an immunity defense for 

governmental agencies.

The Senate may vote this week on the legislation backed by victims of the imprisoned former doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics.