Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, May 10, 2010

Valerie Jarrett (left), senior adviser to President Barack Obama, shares a laugh with members of the Black Law Students Alliance at Rackham Auditorium. Later on Saturday, Jarrett, a Law School graduate, delivered the school's commencement address, in which she urged graduates to "resist the complacency that you will find rooted in your comfort zone and constantly challenge yourself.” (Photo by Leisa Thompson)

School of Education’s Silver named dean at Dearborn campus
Edward Silver has been named dean of the School of Education at UM-Dearborn. Silver currently is William A. Brownwell Collegiate Professor of Education at U-M in Ann Arbor. At U-M, he has served as chair of the Educational Studies Program and as associate dean for academic affairs.

New director named for Office of Student Conflict Resolution
The Division of Student Affairs has announced that Jay Wilgus will become the director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution. Wilgus comes from the University of Utah, where he is assistant dean of students, and an adjunct faculty member in undergraduate studies and Utah’s Educational Leadership and Policy Program.

Recalled lettuce linked to E.coli outbreak was not served on U-M campus
The shredded Romaine lettuce determined to be the source of an E.coli outbreak that sickened U-M students last month was not served on campus. The U-M supplier for food served in residence halls did not purchase any lettuce from Freshway Foods, which was determined to have sold the lettuce determined to be the source of the contamination.

DPS seeks information about stolen artwork, furniture
The Department of Public Safety is seeking information about the theft of artwork and furniture from the Thayer Building, 202 S. Thayer. The items were taken sometime between 8:30 p.m. April 30 and 9 a.m. May 1.

The Michigan Difference

A force in Native American law
A group of Law School alumni are making an impact on the complicated, diverse, and at times legally challenging lives of Native Americans and Indian tribal issues. Read more about their activities in a story that starts on Page 19 of the current issue of Law Quadrangle.