Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, January 15, 2010

A pair of Haitian men help a woman from the rubble left by the devastating earthquke that struck the Caribbean nation Tuesday. (Photo by Getty Images)

Two memorial services planned for President Emeritus Fleming
Memorial services are set for Sunday and Wednesday to remember President Emeritus Robben Wright Fleming, who died Monday at age 93. Sunday’s service will be at the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor. Wednesday's tribute will be in the Lydia Mendelsshon Theatre.

HAITI RESPONSE: A message from President Mary Sue Coleman
President Mary Sue Coleman issued a statement to members of the campus community, urging them to make whatever gesture or contribution they can to aid the Haiti relief effort. Included are a list of relief organizations and links to their Web sites.

HAITI RESPONSE: Campus Web site shares word of U-M efforts
The university has created a Web site to update the community on various efforts on campus to respond to the crisis.

HAITI RESPONSE: School of Public Health involved with several relief efforts
The School of Public Health has several activities under way to help with the Haiti disaster relief effort. A list has been created and is being updated on a page at the SPH Web site.

HAITI RESPONSE: Obama appoints U-M alumnus to lead U.S. rescue project
Just six days after U-M alumnus Dr. Rajiv Shah was sworn in as the new administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, President Barack Obama tapped him to serve as the government’s unified disaster coordinator for U.S. rescue and recovery efforts in Haiti following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake.

The Michigan Difference

A sports agent’s life
When people hear the title “sports agent,” it may conjure up images from the movie “Jerry Maguire” and multimillion-dollar contract negotiations. In reality, says Justin Schulman, the job is more of “a personal concierge for our players,” working with off-the-field marketing, endorsement agreements and charity events. Schulman’s clients with Athletes First of Irvine, Calif., include former Wolverines Amani Toomer, Adrian Arrington, Tim Jamison and Chad Henne.