Advocacy & News

The Michigan Association of State Universities provides information on a wide variety of public policy and legislative issues pertaining to higher education. Additionally, MASU takes official positions on matters of concern to Michigan's public universities in order to help our members, and the public, stay up-to-date on important issues impacting higher education.



Free speech on campus a job for Michigan universities, not Legislature, by Daniel Hurley, CEO, Michigan Association of State Universities, The Detroit News - October 21, 2019


Opinion | Michigan is now 44th in per-resident support for higher ed, by Daniel Hurley, CEO, Michigan Association of State Universities, Bridge - September 3, 2019


Michigan's real talent shortage: college grads, by Daniel Hurley, CEO, Michigan Association of State Universities, Bridge - September 1, 2019


Letter from 30 Michigan college presidents to Michigan Congressional Delegation expressing challenges associated with current U.S. immigration policy and administrative practice, and actions Congress can take to strengthen and streamline the foreign talent pipeline to Michigan’s higher education institutions. – June 24, 2019


Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Universities and Community Colleges - By MASU CEO Daniel Hurley, March 21, 2019


Higher Education Legislative Roundtable - Presentation by MASU CEO Daniel Hurley, Feb. 13, 2019


Opinion | Talent should be the top priority for Michigan’s new leaders, by Daniel Hurley, CEO, Michigan Association of State Universities, Bridge - January 22, 2019


Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education - By MASU CEO Daniel Hurley. Feb. 14, 2018


MASU Statement on Campus Sexual Assault Prevention and Response - February 2018


Michigan's Public Universities: Vital Partners in Meeting Michigan's Educational Goals - 2018


MASU Legislative Luncheon Presentation - March 15, 2017


Daniel Hurley's presentation at Governor Snyder's 2016 State Universities Summit, "Narratives in U.S. Higher Education, Michigan in Context." - May 24, 2016


MASU CEO Daniel Hurley testifies in opposition of SB 826 - replacement of the common core state standards - before the Senate Education Committee (PDF) - April 26, 2016


State Investment in Michigan's Public Universities - (PDF) - Higher Education: Why Investing in Michigan's Public Universities Leads to a Stronger Economy for All - (PDF) - February 2015


Michigan’s public universities are addressing the problem of sexual violence, including sexual assault, in our society and on our campuses, and continue to refine policies and procedures to prevent and address it. (PDF). August 2014