Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

From left, President Mary Sue Coleman, football coach Rich Rodriguez and incoming Athletic Director David Brandon meet with members of the media to outline the Notice of Allegations that the university received from the NCAA. (Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services)

University outlines NCAA allegations — and improvements under way
President Mary Sue Coleman, incoming Athletic Director David Brandon and football coach Rich Rodriguez on Tuesday publicly discussed the Notice of Allegations U-M has received from the NCAA regarding its investigation of the football program. “We will make all necessary changes. What we will not do is make excuses,” Coleman said.

U-M Library to remove card catalog
It’s been 22 years since the last item was added to the U-M Library card catalog, and with the conversion to a digital index the days of slim wooden drawers filled with millions of cards are ending. The basement area of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, where the catalog has been housed, will be converted to study space and the catalog cases will be offered for sale.

Dental hygiene students help colleague’s sister … and 110 others
Dental hygiene students at the School of Dentistry recently participated in the annual Winter Kick-Off event, but it was especially meaningful for senior Amy Parks. Her desire to help her injured sister maintain proper oral health care led to a project that is helping 110 patients and caregivers at an area rehabilitation center.

The Michigan Difference

Sharing educational opportunity
Growing up in Mexico, Antonio Flores expected to become a farmer, just like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather. But he loved learning, and when the opportunity came to further his education, Flores took it. Ultimately, he received his doctorate from the School of Education. Since 1996, Flores has been president of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, which represents more than 450 institutions that are committed to Latino/a higher education success.