April 12, 2021

State & Community

  1. March 18, 2021

    President Schlissel urges lawmakers to invest more in public higher education

    President Mark Schlissel told state lawmakers U-M could further strengthen its academic programs and student financial aid support with an increase in base funding for state universities.

  2. March 8, 2021

    Mutual benefit guides U-M’s work with Detroit partners

    U-M’s decades-long commitment to engagement in its founding city of Detroit has grown stronger in recent years, leading to the desire for a more cohesive approach to university engagement.

  3. March 8, 2021

    Detroit partnerships, initiatives on the rise during pandemic

    U-M ramped up its collaborations on a multitude of projects in the city of Detroit during the pandemic, including outreach to residents on issues ranging from unemployment to the COVID-19 vaccine.

  4. March 4, 2021

    Task force examining U-M’s engagement in Detroit

    The task force that examined U-M’s engagement in Detroit was chaired by Robert Sellers, vice provost and chief diversity officer, and composed of representatives from all areas of campus:  Susan Alcock, former special counsel to the president, now provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, UM-Dearborn Stein Brunvand, associate dean and professor of education,…
  5. February 24, 2021

    Many local leaders lack awareness of state’s redistricting plan

    Michigan’s local government leaders reported mixed familiarity with the state’s new approach to redistricting, according to a 2020 survey by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the Ford School.

  6. February 22, 2021

    Release of nutrients worsens Lake Erie’s annual ‘dead zone’

    Robotic laboratories on the bottom of Lake Erie have revealed that the muddy sediments there release nearly as much phosphorus into the surrounding waters as enters the lake’s central basin each year from rivers and tributaries.

  7. February 15, 2021

    University wins STEM grant to aid manufacturing cybersecurity

    U-M’s Economic Growth Institute will use a grant from the U.S. Commerce Department to boost cybersecurity know-how among small manufacturers in southeastern Michigan.

  8. February 15, 2021

    U-M study links Detroit’s home repair program, housing stability

    New research supported by Poverty Solutions at U-M shows a home repair grant program in Detroit has helped homeowners with low incomes complete major home repair projects.

  9. February 14, 2021

    Alternatives to a doctor’s office gain popularity during pandemic

    as the pandemic began to unfold last spring and shelter-in-place measures were instituted across the country, Michigan Medicine has responded to the rapidly growing interest in telehealth visits. 

  10. February 11, 2021

    Whitmer seeks 2 percent increase in higher-ed spending for FY ’22

    Each of the state’s 15 public universities would receive a 2 percent increase in state funding under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget proposal for the 2021-22 fiscal year.