The University of Michigan 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 University of Michigan students, staff celebrate Coleman http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-students-staff-celebrate-coleman <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://umich.edu/" target="_blank">University of Michigan</a> students and staff gathered in the school's Union ballroom to celebrate retiring president Mary Sue Coleman. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:32:03 +0000 Associated Press 42862 at http://wemu.org University of Michigan students, staff celebrate Coleman The Green Room: Tackling Stadium Waste http://wemu.org/post/green-room-tackling-stadium-waste <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127415334&amp;color=07ff00&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:25:17 +0000 David Fair & Barbara Lucas 38350 at http://wemu.org The Green Room: Tackling Stadium Waste Carbon Roundtable at University of Michigan http://wemu.org/post/carbon-roundtable-university-michigan <p>This summer President Barack Obama gave a speech on his climate action plan, and last month his administration shared proposed rules for carbon emissions from new power plants.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Sierra Club and local experts talked about the president&#39;s plan and other climate change issues at a roundtable discussion at the University of Michigan September 23rd.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:56:36 +0000 Andrew Cluley 36000 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Ann Arbor's Bike Sharing Program http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-ann-arbors-bike-sharing-program <p>Issues of the Environment is a feature produced weekly, and heard exclusively during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.</p><p>In this week&#39;s installment WEMU&#39;s David Fair talks with&nbsp; Heather Seyfarth, Program Supervisor for the Clean Energy Coalition. The Coalition has partnered with the City of Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority to create a large-scale bike sharing program in Ann Arbor. Next spring, there will be 14- bike-sharing stations, and 125-bikes available to members of the public.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:32:21 +0000 David Fair 34204 at http://wemu.org Another Scorcher for Day Three of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs http://wemu.org/post/another-scorcher-day-three-ann-arbor-art-fairs <p>The third day of the annual <a href="http://www.artfair.org/">Ann Arbor Art</a> Fairs is underway. More than 100-thousand people are expected to descend on downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan campus before the day is out.</p><p>As WEMU's David Fair reports, visitors today will have to brave the same conditions as the first two days of the fairs.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:49:30 +0000 David Fair 32424 at http://wemu.org 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