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  1. May 24, 1993

    Community college agreement will ‘demystify’ U for transfer students

    By Bernie DeGroat News and Information Services The University has entered into an agreement with Highland Park, Jackson, Lansing and Wayne County community colleges to encourage qualified underrepresented minority students to continue their education at U-M. The Mandate Encouraging Transfer Agreement (META) for Scholars of Color, signed by the participating institutions May 19, is an…
  2. May 24, 1993

    HOT OFF THE PRESS

    Editor’s Note: The following books have been published by the U-M Press. Experimental Foundations of Political Science, edited by Donald R. Kinder, professor of political science and psychology and director, Center for Political Studies; and Thomas R. Palfrey, professor of political science and of economics, California Institute of Technology. This is the latest volume in…
  3. May 24, 1993

    OBITUARY

    David P. Himle David P. Himle, professor of social work, died suddenly at his home in Ann Arbor May 9. He was 63. Himle began his career at U-M in 1970 as a lecturer in the School of Social Work. He became assistant professor that same year, associate professor in 1974 and professor in 1990.…
  4. May 24, 1993

    Committee appointed to study flexible benefits options

    A Universitywide advisory committee has begun working with University groups and external consultants to study, plan, design and recommend a flexible benefits program. The Flexible Benefits Advisory Committee (FBAC) is co-chaired by David J. Anderson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and chair of the Advisory Committee on University Budgets (ACUB), and Chandler W. Matthews,…
  5. May 24, 1993

    Antonia Novello wins Athena Award

    Antonia C. Novello, the 14th surgeon general of the U.S. Public Health Service, will receive the Alumnae Council’s 1993 Athena Award. Novello is the first woman and first Hispanic surgeon general. The Athena Award, established in 1973, is presented each year to an alumna for professional excellence and public service. The award will be presented…
  6. May 24, 1993

    Provost Whitaker: we need to turn our special skills of critical analysis inward

    By Mary Jo Frank Faculty, staff and administrators must come to grips with the multiple issues confronting the modern university, an institution whose mission has changed dramatically since its founding in the Middle Ages to train male clergy. Acknowledging an “undercurrent of unease” that permeates today’s campus amid the quiet pursuit of the everyday tasks…
  7. May 24, 1993

    Checkoway, Hartford testify in D.C. about national service proposal

    By Bernie DeGroat News and Information Services If Congress approves President Bill Clinton’s national service plan, the University is prepared to help make it a success, U-M officials told a congressional panel last week. “We and our partners in eastern Michigan have expressed an interest in serving as one of the pilot sites for the…
  8. May 24, 1993

    21st Century program integrates students’ academic, social lives

    By Bernie DeGroat News and Information Services Many minority college students fare poorly academically not because they are ill-prepared or lack proper skills, but because they feel “disconnected” socially from their school. Educators can help those students by focusing less on skill remediation and more on making them feel a part of the academic and…
  9. May 24, 1993

    Summer Festival, June 19–July 11, celebrates 10 years

    By Adam Glaser Ann Arbor Summer Festival This year’s Ann Arbor Summer Arts Festival, set for June 19–July 11, will celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary. The festival will feature a number of performers returning by popular demand from previous seasons, as well as a variety of talent new to the festival stage. As in past…
  10. May 24, 1993

    SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS

    The following staff members will behonored for their service to the University at a June 2 banquet. 40 years Jeanne M. Collins, Materiel Services, UMH; Audrey M. Lucas, Medical Campus Human Resources Department, UMH; Dale E. Norris, Electric Shop, Plant Operation; Carl H. Watts Jr., Construction Labor, Plant Operations. 30 years George H. Anderson, Epidemiology,…