Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 29, 2012

Dave Hogan (left), a volunteer with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, displays the young peregrine falcon Lloyd for retired U-M football coach Lloyd Carr and his granddaughters, Casey, Sydney, and Drew Vigo. Carr and his family had the chance to meet the namesake falcon Thursday as it was being returned to its nesting box atop University Hospital. It had been rehabilitated by the DNR after falling from its nest while attempting to fly. Read more about Carr's meeting with the falcon that was named in his honor. (Photo by Juliet Fuller, UMHS Public Relations & Marketing Communications)

Rebekah Ashley wins non-union staff seat on DPS Oversight Committee
Rebekah Ashley, director of faculty affairs, College of Engineering, has won the election to fill the seat of the non-union staff representative to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Oversight Committee. Ashley begins a two-year term on Sunday.

Court ruling on health care reform means no changes to benefits
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday upholding much of the health care reform legislation means no changes to aspects of the law already being implemented for university employees.
Reaction and related news about the ruling from around U-M.

Schoolcraft College and UM-Dearborn create ‘reverse transfer’
UM-Dearborn and Schoolcraft College have forged a formal agreement to help students complete a “reverse transfer” associate's degree while working on a bachelor’s degree. The agreement creates a process that allows students who transfer from Schoolcraft to UM-Dearborn to receive an associate of arts or general studies associate degree with the help of credits earned at the university.

Three U-M students receive prestigious Boren Fellowships
Three U-M graduate students have been awarded Boren Fellowships for the 2012–13 academic year to participate in research and language study abroad. The fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to bolster their education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.

Record Update's email edition will be sent weekly until Aug. 27
This will be the last daily email edition of the Record Update until Aug. 27. An email version of the Record Update will be sent to subscribers each Wednesday for the next seven weeks. Breaking campus news will be added to the Record Update website as it happens.

The Michigan Difference

Sharing lessons across the aisle
Anne Kaiser, Jim Townsend and Jon Gauthier come from different points on the political spectrum and practice politics in different states, but they share something in common — all are serving in or seeking elective office and each one relies on the lessons they learned at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Says Gauthier: "Ultimately, what the Ford School of Public Policy creates are leaders, whether they are policy analysts making recommendations or they are elected officials."