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Coleman named Humanitarian
of the Year

For her work advocating the educational value of affirmative action and diverse perspectives in the classroom, President Mary Sue Coleman has received a Humanitarian of the Year award.
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U-M welcomes passage of Proposal 2

University executive officers and faculty issued statements Nov. 5 regarding the passage of Proposal 2, the amendment to the Michigan Constitution that allows new embryonic stem cell lines to be derived from embryos that have been created for fertility treatment purposes. The embryos affected by the amendment would otherwise be discarded, unless donated with informed consent. More >

MHealthy sets course for five years

More than 10,000 faculty and staff members have participated in Active U, MHealthy's flagship physical activity challenge begun in 2005. Since that time, a range of other programs has been offered to promote mental health, improve nutritional habits, encourage physical activity and improve workplace ergonomics for safety and injury reduction.
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Post apartheid, Tutu embraces forgiveness

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he became a political leader by default. “The real leaders were in prison, in exile or were under some restriction,” the anti-apartheid activist said. President Mary Sue Coleman honored his courageous actions Oct. 29 by presenting him with the 18th U-M Wallenberg Medal. More >

TV anchors to emcee campaign conclusion

NBC Sports anchor Andrea Joyce (AB '76) and CBS "Early Show" anchor Harry Smith will emcee the finale of the Michigan Difference campaign from 2:30-4 p.m. Nov.14 at Hill Auditorium. More >

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