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Coleman to recommend regents accept state budget plan

As the University continues to work with the state to address Michigan's economic crisis, President Mary Sue Coleman said she expects to ask the Board of Regents later this spring to go along with a proposed spending plan for higher education.

The fiscal year 2005 budget plan requires universities to hold tuition increases for in-state undergraduate students at or below the rate of inflation in exchange for some relief from a 2004 mid-year cut from the state and no further cuts in 2005. More>

U-M hosts Bolcom's massive 'Songs of Innocence' in April

"Songs of Innocence and Experience," the epic work of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and U-M Professor of Composition William Bolcom, will be presented April 8 in Hill Auditorium. The little-performed but much acclaimed song cycle is based on the poetry of William Blake.

The performance, in collaboration with the School of Music and University Musical Society (UMS), will be conducted by Leonard Slatkin, who is in his seventh season as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra and third season as chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London. More>

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