Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, April 17, 2009

Alex Serwer, left a sophomore from Birmingham, and Chris Armstrong, a sophomore from Ridgefield, Conn., attend the Stop the Hike rally in Regents Plaza prior to the monthly board meeting. Students and faculty gathered Thursday to speak out against possible tuition increases in hopes of keeping education accessible and diverse, Armstrong said. The event attracted a coalition of supporters, including the Lecturers’ Employee Organization, Graduate Employees Organization and By Any Means Necessary. (Photo by Jillian Bogater)

Designer of spine-tingling vest wins Feel the Music competition
A vest that makes your spine tingle in response to sound waves won a university contest seeking devices to help hearing-impaired people feel music. A panel of six judges chose the winner of Feel the Music from six teams.

Parking rates revised for FY 2010
The majority of employees will not see an expected rate increase in their campus parking costs in the coming fiscal year because of savings in other areas of parking operations, says Timothy Slottow, executive vice president and CFO.

Regents approve Couzens Hall renovation
With the approval Thursday by the Board of Regents, Couzens Hall will be the next residence hall to undergo major renovation as part of the Residential Life Initiatives. Like the renovations of Mosher-Jordan and Stockwell halls, the Couzens project will preserve the building's traditional design while thoroughly upgrading the building's infrastructure.

The Michigan Difference

Bob Moses' Algebra Project:
Mathematics and Civil Rights

Hyman Bass and Dean Deborah Ball have expanded their collaboration with Civil Rights Leader and founder of the Algebra Project Bob Moses by linking their respective equity-focused efforts — the Algebra Project and the Elementary Mathematics Lab — so the mathematical literacy project could spread its work throughout the state of Michigan.