U of M http://wemu.org en University of Michigan Unveils Steps to Boost Black Enrollment http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-unveils-steps-boost-black-enrollment <div>The University of Michigan says it's working to boost black enrollment, which has dropped to 4.7 percent since state residents voted to ban consideration of race in admissions.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:50:06 +0000 Associated Press 44503 at http://wemu.org University of Michigan Unveils Steps to Boost Black Enrollment Rapper to Headline University of Michigan Charity Concert http://wemu.org/post/rapper-headline-university-michigan-charity-concert <div>Platinum-selling rapper 2 Chainz is headlining a charity concert to raise money for a summer leadership camp for Detroit youth at the University of Michigan. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:56:32 +0000 Associated Press 43401 at http://wemu.org Rapper to Headline University of Michigan Charity Concert Research Activities At U of M Face Future Challenges http://wemu.org/post/research-activities-u-m-face-future-challenges <div>A University of Michigan administrator says the school faces serious challenges in continuing to build its research activities despite a steady pattern of growth that led to $1.3 billion in work during the most recent fiscal year. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">S. Jack </span>Hu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is interim Vice President for Research and submitted his office's annual report to the regents Thursday. &nbsp;</span></div><div> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 06:27:26 +0000 Associated Press 43160 at http://wemu.org Research Activities At U of M Face Future Challenges U-M gets $8.5 million for kidney data collection http://wemu.org/post/u-m-gets-85-million-kidney-data-collection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ANN ARBOR, </span>Mich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. (AP) - The federal government has awarded an $8.5 million, five-year contract to the University of Michigan's Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center to coordinate the United States Renal Data System.&nbsp; The national data system collects, analyzes and distributes information about patients with chronic kidney disease. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:50:22 +0000 Associated Press 41852 at http://wemu.org U-M gets $8.5 million for kidney data collection U of M Cleaning Up after Pipes Burst, Flooding Dorms http://wemu.org/post/u-m-cleaning-after-pipes-burst-flooding-dorms <p>A clean-up contractor is working to repair flooding damage at a couple of University of Michigan dorms where pipes burst during the extreme cold weather.&nbsp;</p><p>Peter Logan is Director of Communication for University Housing.&nbsp; He says most students had not yet returned from winter break when the pipes bust in the Oxford and East Quad dorms.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:42:41 +0000 Bob Eccles 39970 at http://wemu.org University of Michigan Offers Free Healthcare Reform Course Online http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-offers-free-healthcare-reform-course-online <p>People interested in cutting through all the information and misinformation about healthcare reform can turn to an online class from the University of Michigan. U of M is offering a free online class to help everyone get a <a href="https://www.coursera.org/course/ushealthcare">better understanding of US health care reforms</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the Understanding and Improving the US Healthcare System class:</strong></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:39:48 +0000 Andrew Cluley 36924 at http://wemu.org University of Michigan Offers Free Healthcare Reform Course Online Extra Security At U-M Football Games Includes Closing Part of Main Street http://wemu.org/post/extra-security-u-m-football-games-includes-closing-part-main-street <p>A portion of Main Street next to Michigan Stadium will be closed before and during all U of M football games this fall.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Ann Arbor City Council last night approved the closures, citing a need for security upgrades.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:17:39 +0000 Andrew Cluley 33387 at http://wemu.org Extra Security At U-M Football Games Includes Closing Part of Main Street U of M North Campus Research Complex On Pace With 10-Year Plan http://wemu.org/post/u-m-north-campus-research-complex-pace-10-year-plan <p>The head of the University of Michigan's North Campus Research Complex says they are on target with the 10-year plan for the facility. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the Board of regents Thursday received an update on the status of the former Phizer facility.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:41:17 +0000 Andrew Cluley 32415 at http://wemu.org U of M North Campus Research Complex On Pace With 10-Year Plan U of M to Launch Search For New President http://wemu.org/post/u-m-launch-search-new-president <p>ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan Board of Regents has appointed an advisory committee to help search for the school's next president. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The board on Thursday announced the appointment of seven faculty members to work with the board and a search firm. Russell Reynolds Associates will be paid a $300,000 flat fee with expenses not to exceed $50,000.</p><p>In April, President Mary Sue Coleman announced she would step down when her contract expires in the summer of 2014. She will leave as the university's fourth longest-serving leader.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:16:07 +0000 Associated Press 32413 at http://wemu.org U of M To Provide Tuition Help To Michigan's Immigrant Community http://wemu.org/post/u-m-provide-tuition-help-michigans-immigrant-community <p>ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan Board of Regents will offer in-state tuition to immigrants who've been living in Michigan without legal permission. The university currently charges those students out-of-state tuition, which is much higher.</p><p>During their meeting Thursday in Ann Arbor, U-M regents also passed the proposal that allows members of the military to receive in-state tuition, regardless of where they live. The policy revisions go into effect in January.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:14:13 +0000 Associated Press 32412 at http://wemu.org Art Fairs Kick Off with Tonight's Townie Street Party http://wemu.org/post/art-fairs-kick-tonights-townie-street-party <p>The <a href="http://www.artfair.org/main/main.jsp?id=64">Art Fairs</a> begin this week in Ann Arbor. Tonight, locals get a pat on the back for being good sports about hosting the large crowds the&nbsp; fairs bring to the downtown area. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports,&nbsp; there will be plenty to do at tonight's kick-off to Art fairs week.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:19:21 +0000 Bob Eccles 32185 at http://wemu.org Art Fairs Kick Off with Tonight's Townie Street Party March Against Monsanto comes to Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/march-against-monsanto-comes-ann-arbor <p>Downtown Ann Arbor, on Saturday, will be the site of a protest march and rally. The "<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/369250179856482/">March Against Monsanto</a>" will begin at 1 pm on the University of Michigan central campus Diag, and proceed to Hanover Square Park for the rally.&nbsp; On "Morning Edition" today, WEMU's David Fair caught up with the woman who organized the protest, Kryssi Jones.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 13:07:02 +0000 David Fair 29869 at http://wemu.org March Against Monsanto comes to Ann Arbor