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March 9, 2015

Cabin fever? Some suggestions for things to do on campus

Another long winter is nearly done. You're ready for fun, and so is the family.

So shake off those winter blues and explore activities available on campus. See a live music or theater performance, a new museum exhibit, or bring the family to campus to see student athletes compete.

December 30, 2014

Major contract terms for head football coach Jim Harbaugh

• Seven-year contract, $5 million annually with 10 percent increases after years three and five.

• Incentive payments based on performance related to Big Ten championships, bowl appearances, coaching awards and team academic performance:

December 30, 2014

Jim Harbaugh named 20th head football coach at U-M

Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett announced Tuesday that former Wolverine quarterback and San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has been hired as the 20th coach in U-M football history.

Harbaugh becomes the sixth former Michigan player to be named the leader of college football's winningest program.

November 24, 2014

Engineering student, former swim captain is Rhodes Scholar

Two hours after his interview as a Rhodes Scholar finalist, mechanical engineering master's student David Moore and his fellow nominees were called into a room at a Chicago conference center. Out of a dozen people, only two would win the prestigious awards. It was finally time to find out who.

November 11, 2014

President Schlissel clarifies his SACUA comments on athletics

President Mark Schlissel said Tuesday he wanted to clarify his comments regarding student-athletes, the athletics department and their focus on academics and rules compliance. He said it became clear that his remarks during a faculty governance meeting Monday did not provide the full picture of the situation.

October 31, 2014

Statement from the U-M Board of Regents

The Board of Regents extends its gratitude to Dave Brandon for his years of service as the university's athletic director. We recognize Dave's unwavering commitment to our student athletes and coaches. He leaves the athletic department on firm financial footing and with greatly improved facilities for our student athletes.

October 31, 2014

Statement from James Hackett

Thank you President Schlissel.

I appreciate those kind remarks. I would like to make a few specific comments.

First, I'd like to thank Dave Brandon for his commitment to Michigan.

October 31, 2014

Mental health promotion featuring former U-M athletes hits home

A video opens with a young couple sitting in a car. The woman turns to the man and in a gentle, reassuring voice says, "This doesn't change who you are. And this is something a lot of people go through."

Perhaps no truer words than her last sentence have been spoken when it comes to students and mental health, experts say.

October 16, 2014

Athletics, CSG reach collaborative agreement on tickets, other matters

U-M students will pay less for season football tickets next year and facility rental fees will be eliminated for student groups with a charitable focus as part of a collaborative agreement announced Thursday between Central Student Government and Michigan Athletics.

October 16, 2014

President Schlissel outlines key goals for athletics at U-M

President Mark Schlissel said he was "deeply disappointed" with the athletic department's initial response and handling of quarterback Shane Morris' mild concussion, but he also said he would focus on four key goals as he takes the time to understand the broader issues affecting athletics.

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