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April 21, 2018

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April 19, 2018

Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices

To help Detroit leaders better craft programs and policies that respond to community needs, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $761,000 to help University of Michigan researchers collect and report Detroit residents' opinions on the city's most pressing and interesting policy issues.

April 19, 2018

Anne Gere honored as a Michigan Professor of the Year

The Michigan Association of State Universities has named Anne Ruggles Gere, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and director of the Sweetland Center for Writing, as a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year.

April 13, 2018

Group offers free screening tools for Alcohol Awareness Month

With one in every dozen adults experiencing abuse or dependence, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States.

That's why a group made up of various campus and local stakeholders is urging members of the community to consider the role that alcohol plays in their lives.

April 10, 2018

Detroit's youth employment effort boosts education outcomes

Summer employment is typically expected to support youth development in work readiness and career aspirations, but there is reason to believe it may improve educational outcomes as well, a new University of Michigan study suggests.

March 27, 2018

U-M working to improve transit, ease poverty in Benton Harbor

Kenneth Gavin's memories of Benton Harbor in the 1970s include the good and the bad — particularly, the fond 1978 recollection of joining the church he would one day pastor.

They also include something more ominous: the opening of The Orchards Mall in Benton Township just a year later.

March 19, 2018

U-M, Detroit work to boost economic mobility, fight poverty

The University of Michigan and the city of Detroit are joining forces to boost economic mobility and break the cycle of poverty in Detroit.

Under the four-year agreement, U-M will provide up to $500,000 in resources each year to support action-based partnerships that pair U-M experts with city leaders.

March 8, 2018

U-M partners with area schools on depression awareness

Teens across Washtenaw County have a better understanding of depression and how to seek help for themselves or others, thanks to a partnership between the University of Michigan Depression Center and area public school districts.

March 1, 2018

Schlissel notes public impact, Go Blue Guarantee in budget testimony

The University of Michigan serves a critical role in the state's success through research that fuels economic growth, top academic programs that prepare the next generation of leaders, and world-class resources — from health care to the arts — that improve the quality of life for those throughout Michigan.

February 7, 2018

Governor recommends 2 percent higher-ed funding increase

Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday recommended a 2 percent bump in higher education funding for Michigan's 15 public universities for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

The recommended increase would bring total operating funds for state universities to more than $1.5 billion, exceeding the 2011 funding level by $39.1 million.

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