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EMU Regents approve more than $57M in student aid for 2017-18

Eastern Michigan University plans to award more than $57 million in financial aid during the 2017-18 academic year. The total institutional financial aid of $57,080,000 represents an increase of nearly $2.9 million over the 2016-17 budget. During the past seven years, Eastern Michigan has nearly doubled its student financial aid, reflecting its central mission to help Michigan students and their families in a challenging economic environment.

Great Lakes mapping tool at CMU expands access to environmental data

Two grants in six years gave Central Michigan University researchers $20 million to collect, analyze and share vast amounts of crucial environmental data to better protect our Great Lakes coastal wetlands. And now, the results are available through an interactive website that enables state and federal agencies to mine the data so they can make better decisions about how to manage, protect or restore Great Lakes wetlands.


Voxman Music Building opens at University of Iowa

The Voxman Building, a new state-of-the-art facility at the University of Iowa School of Music, brings creativity, instruction and camaraderie to campus. After several post-flood years in temporary, decentralized facilities, aspiring musicians and esteemed faculty once again have a place to call home. Voxman boasts 65 practice rooms, 58 faculty studios, a 700-seat concert hall and a 200-seat recital hall.

IU Dance Marathon breaks record, raising over $4M for children’s hospital

For the first time in its 26-year history of fundraising, Indiana University Dance Marathon has broken the $4 million mark. On Nov. 4, participants danced at the IU Tennis Center to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. This year, IUDM reaped a record-breaking $4,152,440.23. This milestone was accomplished thanks in part to IUDM’s more than 4,000 participants throughout the year.

Purdue receives multimillion-dollar gift for economics center

Purdue University alumnus Steven A. Webster and his wife, Linda M. Webster, have made a multimillion-dollar leadership gift to the Krannert School of Management. The pledge of $3 million will transform part of the third floor of the Krannert Building into the Webster Suite for the Purdue University Research Center in Economics, a fast-growing center in need of office and research space.

— Meg Bauer, The University Record


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