Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 1, 2013

The No. 1-ranked U-M men's swimming and diving team led wire-to-wire to claim its 12th national title on Saturday at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis. The Wolverines finished with 480 points, beating second-place California by 73.5 points. It is the program's first championship since 1995. Watch the team's pool celebration, and read more about the title meet.

Model intergroup relations program celebrates 25 years
The simple act of talking can tear down barriers between races, social classes, cultures and religions. This is the lesson developed by the Program on Intergroup Relations and its signature offering, Intergroup Dialogue, which promotes talk among diverse groups to promote understanding. IGR celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

University exploring public-private partnership for parking operations
The university has retained Greenhill & Co. to complete an assessment of whether a public-private partnership arrangement for parking operations is of value for the Ann Arbor campus and U-M Health System.

This week in The University Record
• Michigan hospitals lead nation in preventing UTIs
• Sexual agreements among gay couples show promise for HIV prevention
• U-M in history: Dear Aunt Ruth
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on newspaper racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

The first women
U-M professors were divided on the move to coeducation. Some said women lacked the physical stamina and intellectual rigor for college; others — including several with ambitious daughters — were sure that women could compete. A look back at the university’s early female students reveals what life was like for a generation of pioneers. (Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.)