Distance-learning program enables students to participate from around the world
More than two dozen students from as far away as Japan learn along with those seated in a School of Public Health classroom as part of a pioneering experiment in distance learning. The far-flung students are brought together with their colleagues in the classroom via a real-time, Internet-based, audio-video link.
Partnership with Macomb promotes criminal justice degree at UM-Dearborn
A partnership between UM-Dearborn and Macomb Community College will make it easier for students earning associate degrees in criminal justice at Macomb to seek a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice studies. Macomb students will be able to seamlessly transfer up to 62 credit hours to UM-Dearborn.
Couples spend golden years among the maize and blue
Two couples who chose to retire to Ann Arbor — the town where they spent their college years — are among a growing number of people spending their retirement in bigger cities or college towns rather than communities down south.
CLOSUP report points out weaknesses in Michigan Business Tax
The 1½-year-old Michigan Business Tax does not meet the three criteria of a good tax system: reliability, equity and efficiency. That is the finding of a new report from the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, which analyzed the MBT and other tax options, and reviewed the public debate over the state’s business-taxation policy.
The Michigan Difference
A new way to build
A construction system that could help revive urban areas is being developed by Harry Giles, a professor in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and a team of collaborators. MidMod is an adaptable, durable and energy efficient construction system ideally suited for mixed-use, urban neighborhoods. A prototype structure is expected to be placed on display this fall.