School of Information dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and his wife, Janet Netz, have committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school. The gift is among the largest made by a dean at the University of Michigan to his or her school or college.
Academic freedom is complicated as a matter of both educational policy and First Amendment right, but it belongs primarily to individual teachers and only secondarily to the university as an institution, a civil liberties lawyer and author says.
The historic launch next month of the university’s boldest-ever capital campaign and the celebration of its bicentennial in 2017 will both draw on U-M’s strengths and past achievements, while focusing on the Michigan of tomorrow.
The Provost’s Council on Student Honors has nominated five students for the prestigious Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships. The students hail from such diverse disciplines as biochemistry, international studies, environmental earth sciences, biopsychology and anthropology.