Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, May 21, 2010

Members of the men’s gymnastics team were honored at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting, where they were given a proclamation recognizing their 2010 national championship. The team won the NCAA national title last month for the first time since 1999 and the fourth time in its history. (Photo by Ken Kettenbeil, UM-Dearborn)

Task force recommends increased visibility for continuing education
A task force charged with exploring an expanded array of nontraditional educational programs is recommending changes that could lead to significant increases in revenue from the programs over the next five years. The panel is recommending ways to increase the visibility of existing, nontraditional educational programs on all three U-M campuses.

Room and board rates set for 2010-11 academic year
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved rates for residence hall room and board and University Housing apartment rentals for the 2010-11 academic year. Students in U-M residence halls will pay an average of 3 percent more for room and board, while Northwood Community Apartments monthly rental rates for graduate students and students with families will increase by an average of 1 percent.

UMHS to expand, renovate Emergency Department
The Emergency Department at the U-M Health System will undergo a $17.7 million renovation project. This project will redesign and expand the arrival and triage area, as well as expand and improve patient treatment rooms. The Board of Regents approved the project on Thursday.
In other business, regents approved a new indoor golf practice facility and expansion of the North Campus Chiller Plant.

The Michigan Difference

A tale of two cities
In a new series, "Rebuilding Detroit's Schools: A Tale of Two Cities," Michigan Radio will examine the challenges faced by Detroit Public Schools and how the city can learn from the reform strategies being used in New Orleans. These reports will air Monday-Friday for the next two weeks at 5:20 a.m., 7:20 a.m., and 4:50 a.m. during “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”