- One trustee voted no, as Michigan State University's board passed a 2012-13 operating budget and raised the new year's tuition expenses by 3.5 percent.
- The university also dropped a requirement that all students have health insurance coverage.
- State lawmakers pressured the board into dropping the insurance requirement after arguing that the requirement amounted to an extra mandatory fee for students.
From the article:
Michigan State University is increasing tuition next year by $420 for the typical full-time in-state student and dropping its student health insurance mandate under political pressure from the Legislature.
The MSU Board of Trustees on Friday approved a $1.1 billion 2012-13 operating budget that includes 3.5 percent tuition increase for undergraduates. ...