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The Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU) serves as the coordinating board for Michigan’s 15 public universities, providing advocacy and fostering policy to maximize the collective value these institutions provide in serving the public interest and the state of Michigan.

Established more than 60 years ago, the association in recent decades was known as the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan. In 2015 it was renamed the Michigan Association of State Universities.

Michigan’s public universities annually serve approximately 300,000 students, focusing on the delivery of excellent undergraduate and graduate education and equal educational opportunity.


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  • Michigan Association of State Universities is the New Name for the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan

    October 1, 2015

    The association of state public universities has a new name and logo, reflecting its mission as a center point for public university collaboration on a variety of matters. The Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan is now known as the Michigan Association of State Universities.

  • Northern Michigan University Seeks a Cross-U.P. Network

    The Detroit News/September 15, 2015

    By Kim Kozlowski

    Marquette — Northern Michigan University, a pioneer in connecting all of its students to technology, is working to expand its private educational network across the Upper Peninsula.

    Northern is seeking permission from the Federal Communications Commission to expand its service area so it can provide Internet access for educational purposes to community colleges, Indian reservations and schools in rural communities throughout the sparsely populated U.P. The 8,600-student university already provides Internet access on campus and up to 30 miles away.

    If approved, NMU’s ambitious effort would make it the largest independently built-out network in the United States, according to the National Educational Broadband Service Association. The school plans to do it alone, without corporate support. It is not intended for the general public.
  • Marquette, Houghton Listed Among Safest College Towns

    By Aaron Boehm

    September 11, 2015/Upper Michigan's Source

    MARQUETTE — Houghton and Marquette were listed as the 20th and 21st safest college towns in America, according to a ranking released by The SafeWise Report.

    According to a press release from Northern Michigan University officials, security experts from SafeWise evaluated the most recent FBI crime statistics available. They coupled that data with their own research on safety-related programs and initiatives, culminating in 2015's "50 Safest College Towns in America."

    The Marquette description on the SafeWise website reads: "Crime prevention is big in the community. The town police, for example, have created the Youth Services Bureau, which organizes preventative and education programs. Likewise, NMU Public Safety features the Crime Prevention Unit, which administers 'Rape Aggression Defense' courses and reaches out to community organizations in Marquette and the greater Upper Peninsula."
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