I am wondering if anyone has heard any recent updates/discussions about Michigan going private (see http://www.nextstudent.com/student-loan-blog/blogs/sample_weblog/archive/2009/05/05/19299.aspx, for example of previous rumors). A guy sitting a few rows in front of me on my flight home from the game yesterday was talking about the movement gaining some fresh steam both with the administrators and in the legislature. Anyone know any more? Was this guy just talking out of his a--? Thanks.
Last month, I combined a scheduled day off from school for my daughter with a Michigan football game. It was fun, and great for her to experience the Big House for the first time. Was a long time since I walked parts of the campus, and was pleasantly surprised by the new buildings, etc. Great to go to Zingerman's, to see some of the dorm renovations, to see things that never change.
However, it seems to me that admissions standards have risen significantly since I came to AA in the late 70's. I have my doubts as to whether or not my progeny would be accepted. That's ok - as much as I love Michigan, it is awfully hard to justify the expense when you are out of state. The cost would be more than half my annual salary. (the downside of not being a lawyer /doctor /engineer /business tycoon.) But wow, the current student body must be awfully bright, with an avg. HS entry GPA of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale.
Is my perception on increased admissions standards correct?