What You Should Know: Oct. 9, 2014

CMU will try to keep on-campus enrollment at around 20,000.

Central Michigan University President George Ross gave his State of the University address yesterday, and he set an ambitious goal: Keeping on-campus enrollment at 20,000 students in 2020, despite a giant dip in Michigan high school graduates. Doing so would save the university $50 million, he said. He also set a goal of increasing Global Campus enrollment by around 40 percent from about 7,000 this year to 10,000 in 2020.  Read more at The Morning Sunand be sure to read our analysis of Ross’ speech on CMU Insider.

We still know remarkably little about sexual assault at college.

FiveThirtyEight has an interesting piece about what measures states, police agencies and colleges know about sexual assault at universities nationwide. While we know that assault is a serious problem across the country, police departments and colleges are having a tough time combating it effectively because of how difficult it is to compile useful data on assault cases. Things are beginning to change, though. Click here for more.

Don’t get your hopes up for a U.S. Senate debate.

Even if debates are good for almost nothing except drinking games and providing fodder for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, it’s still disappointing to see that political rivals can’t even come together to agree to do one. Debate talks stalled between U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, the Democratic candidate for Carl Levin’s old seat, and former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land. They were unable to agree on a format. Gridlock is everywhere. Sigh. Read more at The Detroit News.


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