Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

President Mary Sue Coleman makes a point during a panel discussion on emerging business and job growth prospects. Coleman joined the presidents of Michigan State and Wayne State universities — U-M's partners in the University Research Corridor — as well as Michael Finney (right), president of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., for the session Monday in Novi. Click here to listen to comments by panel participants. (Photo by Eric Bronson, U-M Photo Services)

University Senate affirms reservations about longer allowable tenure clock
The University Senate voted Monday to affirm action taken earlier this year by the Senate Assembly expressing "significant reservations" about a proposal to increase the maximum allowable faculty tenure probationary period from eight to 10 years. That vote and three others were the latest reaction to an administration proposal that would allow the governing faculty of each of U-M's schools and colleges to extend the maximum tenure clock if they wish.
• John Lehman is named secretary of the Senate; SACUA election is delayed.

VIDEO: U-M's role in the Ann Arbor Film Festival
The Ann Arbor Film Festival, which runs today through Sunday, is the longest-running American celebration of avant-garde film. In this video, festival executive director Donald Harrison discusses the vital relationship between the festival and U-M faculty. Click here to read more about the 49th annual gathering of new and original filmmakers.

U-M & the Crisis in Japan: Teams raising money to aid damaged city
Get the latest information about U-M's response to the Japan earthquake and tsunami, including a fundraising effort that seeks to aid one of the country's most badly hit cities, as well as a list of other organizations through which people can help.

The Michigan Difference

Witness to a new Egypt
Sharief El-Gabri, a Fulbright U.S. Student fellow from U-M, has a front-row seat to the political changes going on in Egypt, where his father's family still lives. He is teaching English in nearby Jordan, and recently visited Cairo, the capital of the Arab country where he witnessed its first steps in the post-Mubarak era. He posted his observations on the International Institute's blog.