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October 18, 2018

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October 16, 2018

Five regent candidates make their case at Senate Assembly forum

Candidates seeking to fill two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents presented their views during a forum Monday on a variety of topics, including college affordability, diversity, academic freedom of the faculty and the relationship among the three U-M campuses.

September 20, 2018

U-M strengthens efforts to address sexual misconduct

The University of Michigan is acting on a new set of recommendations, including the development of custom training for all faculty and staff, that focus on understanding and reducing sexual and gender-based misconduct.

September 13, 2018

University leaders reaffirm support of successful investment practices

University of Michigan leaders are reaffirming support for the university’s investment practices while refuting new claims by the Detroit Free Press that imply wrongdoing on the part of the university and its regents in regard to interactions with university donors.

August 2, 2018

U-M has meaningful controls for investment functions

The University of Michigan has in place a meaningful series of controls for its investment functions, a conclusion that is based in part on a review of specified non-financial investment functions performed by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

August 1, 2018

Proposed Regents’ Bylaws revisions

Revisions to the University of Michigan Board of Regents’ Bylaws have been proposed and are now being posted for public comment.

These bylaw amendments incorporate changes presented at prior meetings of the board.

July 19, 2018

Regents Roundup — July 2018

By Anthony Guarnieri
Facilities and Operations
Rick Fitzgerald
Public Affairs
and Safiya Merchant
The University Record

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its July 19 meeting.

July 19, 2018

Mental health biostatistics expert to be new SPH dean

The next dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health will be F. DuBois Bowman, a distinguished researcher whose scholarship focuses on improving mental health and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and depression.

July 19, 2018

Regents approve alumnus David Gier to be dean of SMTD

David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

His appointment, approved July 19 by the Board of Regents, is effective Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2023.

June 21, 2018

General fund budget highlights increased financial aid, academic innovation

The University of Michigan will prioritize strategic investments in undergraduate education and increased access and affordability for Michigan residents in the coming fiscal year, according to the 2019 general fund budget for the Ann Arbor campus approved June 21 by the Board of Regents.

June 21, 2018

UM-Flint budget focuses on transforming curriculum, learning environments

The University of Michigan-Flint will invest in a comprehensive strategy to transform its curriculum and learning environment using a student-centric perspective, according to a budget approved June 21 by the Board of Regents.

The $115.5 million general fund budget outlines spending for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

June 21, 2018

Michael Solomon to serve as dean of Rackham Graduate School

Michael J. Solomon, professor of chemical engineering, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School and vice provost for academic affairs-graduate studies.

His five-year appointment, approved June 21 by the Board of Regents, is effective July 1.

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