Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, October 25, 2010

Former President Bill Clinton speaks during a re-election rally for U.S. Rep. John Dingell (left), D-Dearborn. Clinton appeared before a packed crowd at Rackham Auditorium on Sunday as part of a campaign swing through Michigan for Democratic candidates in the Nov. 2 election. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Photo Services)

U-M’s Ann Arbor enrollment for fall semester sets another all-time record
Enrollment on the U-M Ann Arbor campus is at an all-time high in fall 2010 with 41,924 students, according to the Office of the Registrar. The number of graduate and professional students increased by 6.7 percent, while undergraduates increased by 3.1 percent. The total enrollment of all students includes a freshman class of 6,496 students, a 6.9 percent increase from the previous year.

University seeks to raise $1.1 million in United Way campaign
Today marks the beginning of the 2010 U-M Charitable Giving Campaign. This year’s campaign co-chairs — Paul Courant, university librarian and dean of libraries, and Douglas Strong, CEO of the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers — have set a campaign goal of $1.1 million.

PHOTOS: Candlelight vigil for Chinese students killed in crash
Members of the campus community gathered Friday evening for a candlelight vigil in memory of two U-M students from China, Zhangqin Xie, a master's student in electrical engineering, and Ran Xu, a master’s student in educational studies. The pair died in an automobile crash Oct. 16.

This week in the University Record
• Biographical information and statements from Regent candidates
• Effort recycles pacemakers for global use
• Staff Spotlight: Program assistant orients parents of new students
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Get Fresh Detroit
Many inner-city Detroiters don’t have easy access to fresh vegetables, but U-M students Noam Kimelman and Zach Markin are trying to change that. They spent their summer launching Get Fresh Detroit, a business that puts fresh fruits and vegetables in the corner stores and liquor stores where many of the city's residents shop for food. The founders estimate that fresh produce is now more accessible to 4,500 people in Detroit.