Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

While other students breathed a sigh of relief for the end of another academic year, the Law School's “summer starters” were just getting warmed up. Even before their classes started June 3, these first-year law students were getting acquainted with the school and the community. Click on the photo for images from Service Day and IT orientation.

Applications, projected freshman enrollment reach all-time high
For the fourth consecutive year, U-M received a record number of applications from prospective freshmen, and applications and paid deposits are up for underrepresented minority students. Overall, there were 31,599 applications for the 2010-11 academic year. As of June 1, 15,979 of the applicants were offered admission to the university's Ann Arbor campus.

Murdoch-Kinch new associate dean at School of Dentistry
Dr. Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch has been named associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Dentistry. Her duties will include overseeing the DDS curriculum, and will responsible for the faculty and staff in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Flags to be displayed at half-staff in memory of Sen. Robert Byrd
Consistent with state Executive Order 2006-10, flags throughout Michigan should be displayed at half-staff in memory of the late U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., who died Monday at age 92.

The Michigan Difference

Pirate-entrepreneur
When Michigan Engineering alumnus Nick Yang looks in the mirror, he sees himself with a parrot on one shoulder, a black patch over an eye, and a light bulb glowing overhead. "I think of myself as a pirate-entrepreneur," he said. "I build a ship that's fast and mobile. I recruit a very special crew — it's tough to get into my company.” At age 35, he's started three companies and has a fourth in mind.