March 6, 2017
Topic: State & Community
Lear Corp. donates to support MSU Business College Pavilion
Michigan-based Lear Corporation and its employees are donating more than $1.5 million to the Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business to help build the Business College Pavilion. In recognition of the gift, the college will designate the pavilion lobby as the Lear Corp. Lobby. The pavilion will offer flexible classrooms, team rooms and open collaboration spaces and the new center for career management.
Wayne State, Karmanos Cancer Institute get grant for cancer study
The Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine will be using a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct the nation’s largest study of African-American cancer survivors to better understand high incidence and mortality from cancer and its impact on this population. The study will include 5,560 cancer survivors.
CMU plan to improve safety and security is underway
Central Michigan University will continue work this year on a long-term plan to enhance security and safety on its campus. This summer, several buildings will get new security systems including new locks and door closures and an emergency lockdown feature. Installation of access controls in the residence halls will start this summer.
Purdue begins partnership for online learning opportunities
Purdue University has partnered with United Kingdom-based FutureLearn to create international learning opportunities through the development of massive open online courses. Initially, four Purdue courses will be offered as MOOCs, estimated to launch in mid-April.
IU Law partners with Southern Poverty Law Center
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law has partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center on a scholarship, mentoring and summer externship program designed to attract high-performing law students interested in social justice and equality issues. Titled the Julian Bond Law Scholars program, it will provide each year one scholar with a scholarship covering a minimum of 50 percent and up to a maximum of 100 percent of tuition.
— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record