Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, September 10, 2009

From left, Housing Director Linda Newman, President Mary Sue Coleman, Resident Halls Association President Caitlin Sadler and Vice President for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper cut a ceremonial ribbon Wednesday to reopen the renovated Stockwell Hall. (Photo by Martin Vloet, Photo Services)

Stockwell Hall reopens after major renovation
After more than a year of major renovation, distinctive Stockwell Hall is ready to house its next generations of students — with new spaces and a somewhat different community. The Tudor Revival structure, completed in 1940 as a women’s residence, formally reopened Wednesday as housing for men and women.

Where have all the flowers gone? Budget cuts reduce plantings
Budget pruning efforts will result in fewer blooms on the Ann Arbor campus this fall and next spring and summer. The number of annuals will be reduced on parts of the campus supported by the general fund budget, a reduction affecting 12,000 square feet and saving an estimated $152,000 per year.

Nominations sought for Candace Johnson Staff Award for Excellence
The annual Candace J. Johnson Staff Award for Excellence was created in memory of a woman whose professionalism and personality made work a little easier, and even better, for everyone. Nominations for the 2009 award currently are being sought. All regular staff members of the Ann Arbor campus and Health System are eligible.

New scholarship benefits Detroit police officers
Detroit police officers will be able to further their education at reduced cost under a new scholarship program at UM-Dearborn. Officers who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees will be eligible for a special scholarship that will provide a credit for 20 percent of their tuition costs and fees each semester.

The Michigan Difference

Michigan Law at 150
The Law School has been training legal minds to be the leaders and best for 150 years. A four-day gala celebration this weekend of the school’s sesquicentennial will be highlighted by a visit from U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday.