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January 20, 2019

State & Community

January 10, 2019

University launches nine new projects to fight poverty

On any given day across Michigan nearly 100 homeowners or renters could be evicted — a rate almost one-and-a-half times the national average. That is a problem one of nine new projects funded by Poverty Solutions and supported by the Detroit Urban Research Center aims to tackle this year.

December 13, 2018

Michael Rein appointed director of community relations

Michael Rein, a seven-year veteran of the Office of Government Relations, has been named the university’s director of community relations.

In his new role, Rein will support and coordinate partnerships and services among the University of Michigan, local government and community organizations representing the greater Ann Arbor area.

November 16, 2018

State economy poised for record job growth, U-M economists say

The Michigan economy, with nine years of uninterrupted job growth from the third quarter of 2009 to the third quarter of 2018, sits on the brink of the longest period of job growth since the World War II era, University of Michigan economic forecasters say.

November 6, 2018

Scenes from Election Day

Students cast their ballots at cardboard booths erected in the Michigan League.

October 24, 2018

U-M, artists 'pave' Liberty Street with 10,000 illuminated books

After months of planning, the Institute for the Humanities presented "Literature vs. Traffic" on Tuesday. The one-night-only installation by Luzinterruptus, an anonymous art collective based in Spain, "paved" Ann Arbor's Liberty Street with more than 10,000 illuminated books.

September 26, 2018

Online course helps students, others engage with communities

More than 5,000 University of Michigan students engage in community-based projects each year, according to reporting alone, and most likely that number is higher when other informal, undocumented experiences are factored in.

September 19, 2018

Feodies Shipp named director of U-M Detroit Center

Feodies Shipp has been named director of the University of Michigan Detroit Center.

A native Detroiter, Shipp has worked at U-M for 23 years and served as the Detroit Center’s associate director and interim director. He had previous roles at the Career Center and Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

September 12, 2018

U-M, Harvard partner to address economic mobility, opioid crisis

The University of Michigan and Harvard University are forming two new partnerships designed to spur economic mobility and reduce poverty in Detroit, as well as combine resources and expertise in response to the national opioid crisis.

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