Its festive time at Ann Arbor. Month long Ann Arbor festival includes cultural activities which range from live music, movies, martial arts and much more. A great melting point for everyone in Michigan.
Tech Trek networking event brought about 40 tech companies in Ann Arbor to showcase innovation and opportunities. Someone updated me that the University of Michigan would offer free tuition to in-state students earning for families earning up to $65000. This is an excellent decision and hopefully can be replicated by all public universities in the US.
Nish Policy Change Recommendation: One more thing the government can do is to increase funding to public universities. The University of Michigan is receiving only 16% of financing from all forms of government aid/ grants, which is down from an all-time high of 74%. US government must step up the funding to all public universities and make sure the contribution is more significant than 50%. The initiative catalyzes the government to focus on research areas that are of national interest rather than making it market-driven.
Second, it will help Americans and international students to focus on research areas they are passionate and serious about implementing. This would further aid a collaborative culture among students, making education more fun and relaxed. This is one of the most important legacies of the US and its founding fathers. The US belongs to the middle class, and if my suggestions are implemented, the US is going to be replete with innovation. I have the foresight to take the US on space exploration to other galaxies. I am a bit ahead of Elon Musk’s vision.