Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Men’s Glee Club began in 1859 and has grown to an organization that numbers about 100 members. Click on the photo to view a slideshow of the glee club through the years. (Photos courtesy of Bentley Historical Library and Peter Smith Photography)

Men’s Glee Club marking 150 years of musical fellowship
Since 1859, the Men’s Glee Club has blended a love of singing with camaraderie. It began with the joining of two student musical groups 150 years ago, and on Saturday the glee club will celebrate its sesquicentennial with an Anniversary Concert at Hill Auditorium that will feature the world premiere of “Searchlight Soul” by William Bolcom, recently retired School of Music, Theatre & Dance faculty member and Pulitzer Prize and Grammy winner.

Public may find it hard to follow flu infection-limiting measures
The H1N1 flu virus is spreading misery around the country, but U-M researchers say implementing and sustaining infection-limiting measures will still be a challenge. In focus groups with residents from four Michigan communities, people voiced mistrust in government and concerns about job security or financial burdens that would make social distancing efforts hard to maintain in any pandemic.

U-M releases audit information
As part of its established business practices, the university yesterday released one of its regular internal audits of the football program. The document noted that football practice logs from the 2008-09 school year were not received by the U-M Athletics Compliance Services Office. The university's response to queries from media and others is limited by the need to preserve the integrity of an ongoing investigation by the NCAA and the university.

VIDEO: Financial challenges for Michigan public education
The latest round of cuts to Michigan’s K-12 public education adds even more pressure to what already is a difficult financial situation in many school districts. Brian Rowan, the Burke A. Hinsdale Collegiate Professor of Education, discusses some of the challenges that public schools face and what could happen as they try to deal with less funding.

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Grad school application coaches
Navigating the graduate-school application process can be daunting, particularly for underrepresented minorities and economically disadvantaged students. Three recent U-M grads have created the nonprofit group Excelerate to guide students through the process and help them best position themselves for admission to professional schools.