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  1. November 22, 1993

    Focus groups proving useful to advisory group on flexible benefits

    By Jane R. Elgass By the end of this month, more than 1,900 members of the University community will have provided input on issues related to a flexible benefits plan through participation in 195 focus group sessions that began in September and were held on various Ann Arbor campuses, at the Medical Center, and at…
  2. November 22, 1993

    Regents OK investing in companies doing business in South Africa

    The Regents have removed the restriction on the University’s equity investments in companies operating in South Africa. The restriction in support of anti-apartheid efforts, in place since 1983, was removed at their November meeting. The Board adopted a resolution, noting, among other things: “Nelson Mandela, the leader of the African National Congress, in an address…
  3. November 22, 1993

    Lunar eclipse highlights November night skies

    A total eclipse of the moon will be visible throughout North America starting just before midnight on Nov. 28, according to U-M astronomer Richard G. Teske. “Lunar eclipses occur during the time of full moon when the sun, Earth and moon all line up with the moon behind Earth, hidden within the shadow cast by…
  4. November 22, 1993

    U-M in first wave of universities to offer direct student loans

    By Bernie DeGroat News and Information Services The U-M is among some 100 colleges and universities nationwide selected from a field of 1,100 to participate in the initial phase of a new federal direct student loan program, the U.S. Department of Education announced Nov. 15. Under direct lending, U-M students eligible for federal loans will…
  5. November 22, 1993

    Evaluation finds Office of Vice Provost for Academic Affairs atypical but important

    By Mary Jo Frank The faculty’s first attempt to evaluate a high level administrative office went smoothly, according to faculty members who conducted the review and to John H. D’Arms, whose Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs was evaluated. Reporting to Senate Assembly Nov. 15, Peter G. Hinman, professor of mathematics and a…
  6. November 22, 1993

    Committee recommends clear communication, general policies for U-M’s ‘electronic community’

    By Jane R. Elgass Editor’s Note: Subsequent Record articles will detail progress made on the recommendations. A special Universitywide committee charged last winter by Provost Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr. to explore policies in support of the University’s “electronic community” has released a report detailing a number of recommendations to be considered as the U-M moves…
  7. November 22, 1993

    Michigan Mandate: must focus on ‘building unity in diversity’

    By Jane R. Elgass The University has made great strides since the implementation of the Michigan Mandate five years ago, but “we’re not doing as good a job as we could to reflect society,” President James J. Duderstadt told reporters at a briefing last week at which student of color enrollment statistics were released. Also…
  8. November 22, 1993

    Assembly will review administrative pay

    Senate Assembly voted unanimously Monday to ask the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) to look into the broad issue of administrative pay. Following a recent announcement of 8 percent to 14 percent raises for top University administrators, Assembly Chair Henry Griffin said he heard comments from a number of faculty members concerned about…
  9. November 22, 1993

    Duderstadt: Construction din on Diag a good sign

    By Mary Jo Frank Armed with shiny shovels and a pile of ceremonial sand, University faculty, Regents and administrators “officially” broke ground for three Central Campus building projects last Friday afternoon. More than 150 members of the University community attended the groundbreaking ceremonies held under a tent on the Diag, which highlighted the East Engineering…
  10. November 15, 1993

    Quick-response team offers tailored cleaning services

    By Rebecca A. Doyle Do you have windows that need washing? Carpets that must be cleaned before 7 a.m.? Special clean-ups that need to be done after construction projects are completed? Plant Department’s Building Services division has formed an eight-person team that responds to customer requests for custodial services not generally provided by Building Services.…