Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Kimberly Beck is an undergraduate public policy student who interned at the U.S. Department of Treasury through the Michigan in Washington program. She is one of the many U-M students who head to Washington, D.C., every semester to
 complete courses while also holding down an internship. In this video, Beck and others talk about their experiences.

Faculty members discuss attributes for next president
Representatives of U-M's faculty governance system Monday discussed challenges and opportunities facing the person who will succeed President Mary Sue Coleman, as well as the attributes they would like that person to possess. Members of the Senate Assembly also were urged to share their opinions later this week at public forums.

Employees to receive Health Insurance Marketplace notices
U-M employees can expect to receive notices about the Health Insurance Marketplace, a component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for individuals without medical insurance or who may not qualify for health benefits through their employers. The university is required to send notices of the Marketplace to all employees.

REMINDER: Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award nominations due Wednesday
Nominations are being accepted through Wednesday for the fifth annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award, which recognizes individual staff members and teams that have demonstrated extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at U-M.

The Michigan Difference

A break from prison life
Lora Lempert's workday is far from over when she exits the UM-Dearborn parking lot. The professor of sociology often heads west to the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti. There she welcomes a new crop of students, incarcerated women who are part of the Women’s College Program. For them, the program is an opportunity to briefly escape from prison life.