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Friday, August 21, 2009

Head football coach Rich Rodriguez says he hopes to see a sea of maize towels at Michigan Stadium. (Photo by Martin Vloet/U-M Photo Services)

Spirit towels for U-M football fans support new children’s hospital
The U-M Football Program and the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Women’s Hospital are raising awareness and funds for the "Champions for Children" campaign to build a new children's and women's hospital at the university. Maize towels displaying this year’s team theme “All In for Michigan” go on sale starting Sunday at the Football Program’s annual Fan Day.

Study says young adults ready to complete degrees
Thousands of young adults are ready to finish college degrees, according to a new education study by iLabs, UM-Dearborn's Center for Innovation Research. In southeast Michigan, approximately 57,000 young adults indicate they plan to re-enroll in higher education.

Podcast: Conflicts between medical costs and mortgage payments
A family or individual gets hit with a huge illness or injury, and as a result can't handle both the health care expenses and the mortgage. Michigan Radio takes a closer look at the relationship between health care costs and foreclosures, and talks with Larry Gant, a professor of social work.

The Michigan Difference

The freelance life
Life as a freelance musician or actor can seem daunting. It means trying to build a career while constantly looking for that next job. But the husband-and-wife team of John Miller and Constance Barron, both U-M graduates, share with the School of Music, Theatre & Dance's Michigan Muse some entertaining and useful advice for performers just starting out.