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March 18, 2018

State & Community

March 8, 2018

U-M partners with area schools on depression awareness

Teens across Washtenaw County have a better understanding of depression and how to seek help for themselves or others, thanks to a partnership between the University of Michigan Depression Center and area public school districts.

March 1, 2018

Schlissel notes public impact, Go Blue Guarantee in budget testimony

The University of Michigan serves a critical role in the state's success through research that fuels economic growth, top academic programs that prepare the next generation of leaders, and world-class resources — from health care to the arts — that improve the quality of life for those throughout Michigan.

February 7, 2018

Governor recommends 2 percent higher-ed funding increase

Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday recommended a 2 percent bump in higher education funding for Michigan's 15 public universities for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

The recommended increase would bring total operating funds for state universities to more than $1.5 billion, exceeding the 2011 funding level by $39.1 million.

December 20, 2017

Sale will return Inglis House to use as family home

The University of Michigan on Tuesday finalized the sale of Inglis House to a buyer who intends to use it as a family residence.

"We are pleased that Inglis House will once again become a family home," says Jim Kosteva, director of community relations. The home is being purchased by Dan and Marlee Musser.

November 17, 2017

Michigan's economy positioned to withstand NAFTA withdrawal

The Michigan economy, in its ninth year of growth, would likely absorb a negative shock related to a pullout or weakening of the North American Free Trade Agreement fairly well, say University of Michigan economists.

November 15, 2017

Tax reform proposal impacts higher education community

A tax bill called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act seeks to reform the nation's tax code by reducing income tax rates for individuals and corporations, and eliminating many existing tax benefits, including those available to the higher education and health care communities.

November 6, 2017

Statewide survey explores election problems, potential reforms

A statewide survey of local officials shows a majority are very confident in their jurisdiction's ability to administer accurate elections. However, those in Michigan's largest cities and townships — which hold nearly half the population — were more likely to report having experienced election-related problems recently.

October 23, 2017

Detroit Connector to increase bus service's time and scope

The Detroit Connector, a University of Michigan bus service connecting the Ann Arbor campus to Detroit, will provide service seven days a week, starting Oct. 30, to U-M faculty, staff, students and, for the first time, the general public.

October 12, 2017

NSF awards $1.8M to help develop smart stormwater system

Autonomous "smart" technologies for aging stormwater systems are being developed at the University of Michigan to lessen the impacts of flooding — potentially saving lives and billions of dollars in property damage.


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