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Know football parking rules

Parking and Transportation Services asks that all vehicles (personal and University) be parked away from the football stadium area at offsite locations each Friday by 10 p.m. prior to home games. Any vehicles left in the lots after 10 p.m. will be subject to towing. Remaining home games are Sept. 22; Oct. 6, 13, and 27; and Nov. 17. Lots to be vacated by all vehicles are: SC2 blue lot between Keech and Hoover; SC3 service center at the Administrative Services Building; SC4 yellow lot on Kipke Drive; SC5 yellow lot on Kipke Drive; SC6 orange lot west of Kipke Drive; SC7 orange lot east of Kipke Drive; SC9 yellow lot at Hill and Division; SC11 business vehicle lot on Hoover at the Physical Properties Building; SC12 blue lot on Greene Street, SC13 blue lot on Greene; SC14 blue lot on Hoover at Greene; SC32 visitor lot on Greene; SC35 yellow lot between Keech and Hoover; SC36 orange lot on Main at Keech; SC37 blue lot on Hoover at Revelli Hall; and SC38 yellow lot on Division and Hill. When a home hockey game is played on Friday night before a football Saturday, the lots along Greene Street as well as SC7 will be available for parking. On-call staff and staff with regular work schedules on Saturday will be accommodated on south campus whenever possible. With as much advance notice as possible, e-mail with names of those working and the dates. The football coordinator will confirm parking arrangements by return e-mail. For more information call 764-7530.

Distinguished Dissertation award nominations due Nov. 16

Nominations for the annual Distinguished Dissertation Awards competition are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Rackham Graduate School. Nominees must have been awarded or will be awarded a doctoral degree during the 2007 calendar year. The awards, which include a $1,000 honorarium, recognize exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students during the last phase of their graduate work. For more information go to or call 764-8221.

U-M-Dearborn sets freshman attendance record

U-M-Dearborn officials recently announced the fall semester freshman class enrollment of 902 students will set an all-time record, up from 783 the previous year. With attendance up, the quality of the incoming students has remained strong, says Stanley Henderson, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life. "More than 300 of the freshmen are in our scholarship ranges, and 62 percent [are] above the six-year average," Henderson says. The first-year students had an average high school GPA of 3.5 and an ACT score of 24. "Diversity numbers are especially strong as well. We are up 60 percent over last year in the total number of African-American, Latino and Latina, and Native American first-year students. At this point, it looks as though we'll have 39 more students from the Detroit Public Schools, a 217-percent increase over last year."

Overall enrollment increases 5.5% at U-M-Flint

Enrollment at the U-M-Flint has increased for the fall 2007 semester to a record-setting level. The increase is led by continued growth in graduate students and a nearly 20-percent increase in new freshmen and an almost doubling of International Students. The overall increase is 5.5 percent compared to fall 2006, with nearly 6,900 students. Tenth-day enrollment for fall 2006 totaled 6,527. "The enrollment increase is tremendous news for the university and the community. We are now more confident than ever that we will reach our goal of 8,000 students by 2010," says Interim Chancellor Jack Kay. "Our admissions office, graduate programs and international student staffs have been strategic and successful in our quest to boost enrollment at the University of Michigan-Flint."

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