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U-M plans largest ever investment in financial aid

Faced with the toughest economic times since the Great Depression, the Board of Regents voted 6 to 2 Thursday to approve a general fund budget that calls for $118 million in centrally awarded financial aid, including an 11.7 percent increase in financial aid for undergraduates. It is the largest investment in central need-based financial aid in U-M history. More >

First direct evidence of lightning
on Mars detected

For the first time direct evidence of lightning has been detected on Mars, say university researchers who found signs of electrical discharges during dust storms on the Red Planet. More >

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