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AVI to activate in North Ingalls/Glen structure

Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) will be activated in the North Ingalls/Glen Street parking structure (M61) March 22. Permit holders entering the structure at the corner of Glen and Catherine streets during enforcement hours (6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday) will need an AVI device or swipe card to activate the gate arm. Card readers for business vehicle, scratch-off and student-after-hours permits will be located only at the Catherine Street entrance.

AVI devices may be obtained by exchanging existing permits weekdays at the Parking Services office at 508 Thompson (except Tuesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.). For added convenience, a courtesy satellite sale site will be held at 300 North Ingalls Building, Room 4C07, from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 15-16.

Permit holders need to present their current permit and a refundable $20 device deposit to receive an AVI device. The deposit may be paid by cash, check, credit card (Discover, MasterCard or Visa) or a single after-tax payroll deduction. If you receive a parking citation for code 30 (No Permits U-M Lots) while exchanging your permit, the citation will be rescinded. Contact the Parking Services office at (734) 764-8291 for assistance. Additional information about the AVI system and implementation can be viewed at

Sen. Levin touts U-M, MSU link to Peace Corps

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) recently recognized the outstanding support U-M and Michigan State University alumni have provided to the Peace Corps.

In a floor statement last week, Levin pointed out that both universities rank high in terms of the number of graduates who have served overseas in the program since its inception in 1961.

"Both schools have worked to instill an ethos of volunteerism and service in their graduates, and for that they are to be commended," Levin said. "All Peace Corps volunteers, regardless of their alma mater, deserve our respect and gratitude. By giving of themselves, they take concrete actions to improve the lives of countless individuals around the world."

Levin noted that the Peace Corps concept was born when then-Sen. John F. Kennedy visited Ann Arbor while campaigning for the presidency in 1960. He spoke on the steps of the Michigan Union of the need for a program to allow college students to serve their nation for a "greater purpose."

Regents to meet March 18

The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting March 18 in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comments will open the meeting at 2 p.m. Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University in advance at (734) 764-3883.

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