The mega-university joins the University of Michigan system as the only ones to ink major AI partnerships thus far, raising questions about what kinds of colleges—and which students—are going to shape the emerging tech.
The system is poised to ask state legislators to overhaul its funding formula to focus on how well colleges prepare students for high-demand, well-paying jobs.
A new McKinsey report says AI could eventually do more than half of the high-mobility jobs available to people without four-year degrees—posing a threat to Black workers unless employers deploy the tech with equity in mind.
The state revived a stagnant program and doubled its apprenticeship pool in just four years. But its experience shows there’s no silver bullet for growth—just slow, on-the-ground work.