Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, June 29, 2009

The echo of carillon bells from Burton Tower on the U-M Central Campus, played by current carillonneur Steven Ball or his students, is a sound familiar to the university community since the 1930s.

University cleaning program to go green
It may be a little late for spring-cleaning, but Plant Building and Grounds Services is implementing a new, “green” cleaning program throughout campus. Called OS1 (Operating System 1), the system cleans “for health, not appearance,” using an environmentally friendly, deep-cleaning method that targets such conditions as bacteria that still may be present, but cannot be seen, after a traditional cleaning.

U-M summer interns fan out across D.C.
For many students, summer means a break from school. But for 56 U-M students in the Public Service Intern Program, the summer of ‘09 means spending time in the nation’s capital, working as interns at a variety of congressional offices, think tanks and advocacy organizations.

Independence Day transit schedule changes
University buses will not run July 3, the official U-M observance of Independence Day. The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority will not operate regular fixed-route bus service, A-Ride paratransit or senior taxi services on July 4, in observance of the holiday. Regular bus, paratransit and senior taxi services will resume on July 5.

The Michigan Difference

Persistent poverty
Moving from welfare to work doesn’t necessarily lift one out of poverty. Laura Lein, dean of the School of Social Work, as well as faculty members Sandra Danziger and Sherrie Kossoudji are among those who have conducted research into the problems of the working poor. Their work is profiled on Page 4 of the current edition of Ongoing, SSW’s magazine.