Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, November 5, 2012

U-M freshman Rebecca Cunningham (left) and graduate student Michelle Ernst donate blood during the Be a Hero at the Big House event. The pair were among the hundreds of people who turned out to give the gift of life Sunday at Michigan Stadium, contributing to the 230 pints that were collected. Also, 110 people joined the organ donor registry and 96 were screened as potential bone marrow donors.  Read more about the event. (Photo by Bob Garypie, U-M Transplant Center)

U-M hosting Bike Week to promote two-wheeled transportation
In a continued effort to make the Ann Arbor campus more bicycle-friendly, the university will host its first Bike Week, today through Friday. Bike Week is a celebration of "all things bike" by encouraging the use of bicycle transportation on campus and throughout the city of Ann Arbor.

University community encouraged to exercise the right to vote
With Election Day less than 24 hours away, university faculty, staff and students are being encouraged to study the candidates and issues carefully and cast a ballot Tuesday. In an email message to the university community last week, President Mary Sue Coleman urged everyone "to participate in the election process by voting in person or by absentee ballot."

NHL cancels outdoor game; next Winter Classic to be played at Big House
The National Hockey League announced Friday the cancellation of the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic that was to have been played at Michigan Stadium on Jan. 1, 2013. The decision was made given the absence of a new collective bargaining agreement between the NHL Players' Association and the NHL. The league also announced that the next Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic would be played at the Big House.

This week in the University Record
• Disability trends: Oldest old improving, boomers doing worse
• Attitudes toward African Americans have worsened since 2008
• Staff Spotlight: Outreach coordinator working on solo album
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Couponing for a cause
Karen Holland remembers what it was like to struggle to make ends meet. With only $20 to spare, she’d plan her weekly grocery shopping carefully. Scour the sales circulars; clip the coupons; repeat. While it’s no longer necessary for Holland to stock up on coupons, she hasn’t given up the habit. Now, though, the special events coordinator within the Office of the Chancellor at UM-Dearborn is couponing for a cause as she supports the new Student Food Pantry.