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  1. September 7, 1993

    Tuition refunds no longer taxed or reported as income

    One of the provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, signed Aug. 10, reinstates the exclusion from income of employer-provided educational assistance, retroactive to July 1, 1992, through Dec. 31, 1994. As a result, tuition refunds to staff members will no longer be taxed or reported as income. Changes have been made in…
  2. September 7, 1993

    Units move to Wolverine Tower, special AATA bus route set up

    By Mary Jo Frank Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) has added a new route, a U-M shuttle to and from Wolverine Tower, to its schedule. Faculty, staff and students with University ID can ride Route 36 free and Oak Valley Route 16 free when going to and from Wolverine Tower; the University pays the fare.…
  3. September 7, 1993

    Book on multicultural teaching explores risks, rewards of classroom experiences

    By Mary Jo Frank U-M teachers focus on teaching more than theory in their new book Multicultural Teaching in the University. In separate chapters, more than 25 contributors discuss the aims, strategies, hopes, risks and rewards that underlie their classroom experiences. The book is edited by David Schoem, Linda Frankel, Ximena Zuniga and Edith A.…
  4. September 7, 1993

    McClanahan named to head development at Wayne State

    Susan McClanahan, LS&A assistant dean for development and external relations, has been appointed vice president for development at Wayne State University (WSU), effective Sept. 16. She will be the chief administrator of WSU’s Development Office. In fiscal year 1991–92, WSU’s development team helped generate more than 42,000 contributions totaling $16 million. “I’m very pleased that…
  5. September 7, 1993

    Pilot Program changes offer students more involvement

    By Mary Jo Frank The Pilot Program sometimes tips the scale in favor of Michigan when prospective students are deciding between a small liberal arts college and the U-M, observes Pilot Director Margaret A. Talburtt. Since its creation in 1962, the Pilot Program has combined the personal and academic advantages of a small liberal arts…
  6. September 7, 1993

    Joe Roberson recommended for AD post

    At a mid-afternoon press conference last Friday, President James J. Duderstadt announced he will recommend to the Board of Regents at its Sept. 24 meeting that M. Joseph Roberson be appointed as director of athletics. If approved, his new appointment will be effective July 1, 1994, for a three-year term, succeeding Jack Weidenbach, the current…
  7. August 16, 1993

    Part of Church Street parking structure will open Sept. 11; additional reduced fee and commuter parking also available

    One of Parking Services’ goals is to prevent safety hazards by repairing damage due to salt and age before the damage becomes disabling. In the long run this is also a cost-saving strategy since deterioration spawns other deterioration in related components. While performing such repairs, Parking Services tries to minimize inconvenience to the campus community…
  8. August 16, 1993

    New law allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid family medical leave

    The new Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA) allows employees to take unpaid leaves, with job protection, for the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child; their own serious illness; or the serious illness of a family member. The law took effect Aug. 5 for faculty and all regular staff except those represented…
  9. August 16, 1993

    South Africa Initiative Office sponsors 1st international conference

    By Andrea O. Jackson News and Information Services “I wish to see a cooperative effort to help transform South Africa’s primary, secondary and higher education. We need to retain and help these young people achieve success,” said Z.M. Chuenyane, vice chancellor of the University of Bophuthatswana. Chuenyane was speaking to South African and U.S. educators…
  10. August 16, 1993

    Building Services staff spearhead flood relief effort

    By Ryan Solomon News and Information Services Combine the ability to quickly mobilize 400 of your coworkers who have big hearts with unlimited access to nearly all University buildings and you have the makings of a large humanitarian effort to help people who have suffered from the Midwest floods. Custodian Donald Paschel watched television news…