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Contract negotiations stalled over economic issues
Provosts urge instructors not to walk

The University is urging members of the Lecturers' Employee Organization (LEO) to cover their classes and carry on all assigned duties April 8, the day of a proposed walkout.

A letter last week to deans and department chairs from the provosts of all three campuses encouraged leaders to remind faculty and graduate student instructors that a strike by public employees is against the law in Michigan. More importantly, the letter said, a walkout would "represent a serious disruption of the educational activities of the University." More>


Students research hate crimes following Sept. 11

Arab-American-owned shops burned by vandals. People deported or detained without evidence of criminal activity. Verbal threats and physical assaults by strangers, friends and co-workers just because they don't like a person's ethnicity.

Amruta Mundade, a freshman from Canton, Mich., has read these and other stories of similar incidents in the Arab community following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Mundade is one of three Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) students researching these cases under the direction of a University faculty member. More>

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