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March 26, 2019

Campus News

March 25, 2019

Schlissel praises quick reaction to reports of possible shooters

In a message to the U-M community Monday, President Mark Schlissel praised students and other community members for their quick reaction to the initial reports of possible gunfire on campus March 16, and pledged the university was carefully examining all aspects of the emergency alert process.

March 25, 2019

Four recommended for honorary degrees at Spring Commencement

President Mark Schlissel is recommending to the Board of Regents that the University of Michigan award four honorary degrees at its commencement ceremony on May 4 at Michigan Stadium.

This year’s recommended recipients are:

March 21, 2019

Maryland professor highlights Harvard admissions lawsuit in talk

A lawsuit alleging Harvard University intentionally discriminates against Asian-American applicants shines a light on the increasingly frenzied admissions processes at elite universities, said Julie J. Park, associate professor of education at the University of Maryland, College Park.

March 25, 2019

Campus briefs

College of Pharmacy to host safe medication disposal event

March 19, 2019

Senate Assembly elects Ahbel-Rappe, Gallo, Manera to SACUA

The Senate Assembly on Monday elected three faculty members to seats on the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the executive arm of the University of Michigan’s central faculty governance system.

Elected to three-year terms that begin May 1 were:

March 19, 2019

Michigan company restores Union windows to 20th century glory

The tracking list goes something like this: 540 windows, 1,150 individual sashes, 5,218 leaded glass panels and 21,528 individual pieces of glass.

That’s what Full Spectrum Stained Glass, a Colon, Michigan-based restoration company, is working with to fully restore the historic century-old windows of the Michigan Union.

March 18, 2019

Michigan Society of Fellows names six new members

The Michigan Society of Fellows has selected six new fellows from nearly 900 applications to serve three-year appointments as postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors, beginning this fall.

The fellows were chosen for the importance and quality of their scholarship and for their interest in interdisciplinary work.

March 18, 2019

School of Education staffer works to revive music for Flint students

From searching for abandoned instruments to collaborating with community partners and foundations, Victoria Bigelow has made it her mission to bring music back to Flint students.

Bigelow, who works as an evaluation coordinator at the School of Education, began her work in Flint when she was a U-M postdoctoral scholar in 2014.

March 18, 2019

Campus briefs

Army-Navy wheelchair basketball game set for March 30

March 18, 2019


Michigan Radio recently received the Jack R. Howard Award for Radio/Podcast In-Depth Coverage from the Scripps Howard Foundation for its “Believed” podcast series. The Scripps Howard Awards are one of the nation’s most prestigious American journalism competitions.

March 15, 2019

Wege Lecture speaker calls for ‘stubborn optimism’ on climate change

While some industrial sectors are making clear strides toward a cleaner world, others are not moving fast enough to adequately slow the global temperature increase, international climate leader Christiana Figueres said Thursday in delivering the 2019 Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability.

March 12, 2019

Carbon Neutrality Commission updates community at first town hall

The University of Michigan President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality conducted its first public town hall meeting Monday, updating the campus community on progress, welcoming input, and laying the foundation for future public engagement by the commission.

March 11, 2019

U-M part of network to build public interest technology field

The University of Michigan has joined the Public Interest Technology University Network, a new partnership of 21 colleges and universities dedicated to building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists.


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