Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, August 30, 2013

The student group Michigan Manzil presents its Bollywood-style music and dance for the crowd at the New Student Convocation on Thursday. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

Bicentennial Class of 2017 encouraged to embrace the U-M experience
President Mary Sue Coleman told Class of 2017 students and their parents at the New Student Convocation that they are U-M's bicentennial class, marking 200 years of leadership and impact. And while much has changed at Michigan over the decades, and more changes will come during their student years, Coleman said the biggest changes in store are personal — those that come with critical thinking and the life of the mind.

Big House doctor advises football fans on ways to avoid heat problems
Football season is here – but football weather? That's weeks away. With temperatures in the 80s and thick humidity expected for Saturday’s U-M football game with Central Michigan, the doctor in charge of the Michigan Stadium first aid operation is bracing for heat-stricken fans. Dr. Mark Lowell offers several tips to help fans avoid having to pay him and his team a visit.

PHOTOS: Traditions welcome faculty, students to new year
Among the annual traditions that welcome faculty and students for a new academic year are the New Faculty Orientation and Information Fair, and free ice cream distributed to students by senior university officials. Check out these photos of this year's events.

CRIME ALERT: Attempted armed robbery
2 a.m. Thursday, South University Avenue, near the West Hall arch.

U-M seeking volunteers for football night game with Notre Dame
The Division of Student Life, the Athletic Department and the City of Ann Arbor are seeking volunteers to serve as community ambassadors to assist community members and visitors at the football night game between U-M and Notre Dame on Sept. 7.

University officials ask that lots be cleared for football weekends
As U-M prepares to kick off the 2013 home football season Saturday, Parking & Transportation Services and the Athletic Department are asking employees to park all personal and university vehicles at off-site locations away from Michigan Stadium starting at 11 p.m. Friday prior to home football games.

Road and sidewalk closures for 2013 Student Move-In
Student Move-In is underway and will conclude Friday evening. The increased traffic this activity brings — along with several area street construction projects — may create traffic delays and will necessitate parking space closures and alterations to the city and U-M transit systems.

21st-century residence opens within Gothic walls of Lawyers Club
At first glance, the Lawyers Club remains a celebrated example of the Law School's Collegiate Gothic style, but following a total interior renovation, the structure has been transformed into a 21st century living space. The project was celebrated with a grand reopening Aug. 19.

Jeffrey Morenoff named director of ISR Population Studies Center
Jeffrey Morenoff, professor of sociology and a research professor at the Institute for Social Research, has been appointed director of the Population Studies Center at ISR. He also is co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at U-M.

The Michigan Difference

The end of 'hours'
For more than a century, the university was every student’s mother and father. By law and by custom, the school operated in loco parentis — “in place of parents” — a regime that told students what to wear for dinner, when to be home at night, and where, when and for how long they might receive guests. With winks here and nods there, the system creaked along from one student generation to the next. Then, around Christmas 1967, everything changed.