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Tutu embraces forgiveness in post-apartheid South Africa

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 >

Global message on financial improvement plan for the Hospitals and Health Centers

Doug Strong, director and chief executive officer, U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, sent a message to U-M Health System employees today (Oct. 28), outlining the Hospitals and Health Centers response to the current economic climate. More >

Major universities see promise in Google Book Search settlement

The University of California, U-M and Stanford University announce today (Oct. 28) their joint support for the outstanding public benefits made possible through the proposed settlement agreement submitted to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York by Google Inc. and plaintiffs the Authors Guild, Inc. et al. More >

Coleman cites faculty contributions,
U financial strength in address

Recent top rankings of U-M in a range of areas, and the often world-changing multidisciplinary work being accomplished in and out of University classrooms, reflect well on faculty, said President Mary Sue Coleman at her annual faculty Senate Assembly Address, Oct. 27 at Palmer Commons. More >

Michigan Difference campaign transforms campus

After eight years, The Michigan Difference campaign will end at midnight Dec. 31. But even with more than two months left, its impact has already been felt in every corner of the U-M campus, campaign leaders say. More >

U-M leaders: U finances are sound

As the upheaval on Wall Street continues, University leaders say U-M finances remain sound. That message first was offered last week in a memo to campus by the president and several other leaders, and was emphasized again Oct. 23 by Board of Regent’s Chair Katherine White, who said U-M’s “diversified investment strategy, its conservative debt situation and its prudent cash management policies” are to be credited for the University’s strong financial condition. More >

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