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Coleman champion of affirmative action

U-M President Mary Sue Coleman will be honored as one of three champions of affirmative action at the 2003 National Equal Justice Award Dinner Nov. 6 in New York City. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. will honor Coleman, Columbia University President and former U-M President Lee Bollinger, and Cornell University President and former U-M Law School Dean Jeffrey Lehman for their key leadership roles in defending the University's affirmative action policies.

Broadway Bridges construction reaches halfway point

Reconstruction of the Broadway Bridges has reached its midpoint with the completion and reopening of the south half of the bridges. Traffic on Broadway will continue to be one-way inbound as demolition and reconstruction of the north bridges begins. Work on the bridges will continue until mid-December or until it becomes too cold to continue construction. Construction is scheduled to resume in mid- to late-February. For more information, visit

Regents to meet Oct. 16 at U-M-Flint

The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting Oct. 16 on the U-M-Flint campus in the Michigan Rooms of the Harding Mott University Center. Public comments will begin the meeting at 1:30 p.m.

People wishing to address the regents must complete a Public Comments Request Form by 1:30 p.m. Oct 15. Forms are available in the University Relations Office, 206 University Pavilion, or at

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. For TTY services, call (734) 647-1388.

2004 Annual WCTF Career Conference

The Women of Color Task Force is seeking presenters to facilitate professional development workshops at its 2004 Annual Career Conference. The conference will be Feb. 26, 2004, with the theme "Finding Your Path: Developing the Excellence Within." The conference will offer more than 40 professional and personal development workshops. The keynote speaker will be Beverly Jenkins, an African American historical romance novelist and motivational speaker, who also will conduct two writing workshops.

Presenters interested in learning more about the conference and/or in facilitating workshops should contact Joyce French at by Oct. 31.

Traffic Update

Several building and renovation projects are underway on the Medical Campus resulting in traffic changes. Some activities scheduled during October:

Cardiovascular Center

A utility ductbank that currently runs through the Cardiovascular Center site will be relocated along East Ann Street, Observatory, East Medical Center Drive and East Hospital Drive. Traffic flow will be maintained, but may be impacted by intermittent lane reductions and shifts.

Biomedical Science Research Building

Single lane reductions on northbound Glen Avenue are anticipated periodically from Oct. 20 through Nov. 6.

School of Public Health

Roadwork in front of Markley Hall and in the northwest corner of Lot M28 during October will require lane reductions on Washington Heights.

Other Projects:

Cooling towers will be replaced in MSRBII Oct. 22-29 requiring intermittent 15-minute closures of West Medical Center Drive. Lot M-69 will be closed 6 a.m.-noon Oct. 22. Valet parking in M-69 will be relocated to the north side of W. Medical Center Drive for that morning.

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