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Institute for Social Research names new chief

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) has named James S. Jackson as its new director, effective July 1. Provost Paul N. Courant announced the appointment Feb. 3.

“James Jackson is a distinguished scholar and academic leader. He is an articulate national and international spokesperson, researcher and scholar, and he has great experience as a University administrator,” Courant said. “Professor Jackson is eminently qualified to lead the Institute for Social Research, which is a central element of the University of Michigan’s international leadership in the social sciences and one of the largest and oldest social research and academic survey organizations in the world. More>

Conference to help frame new Diversity Center

As part of its longstanding commitment to diversity, U-M is planning a new Center for Institutional Diversity, which will be the focus of a national conference to be held on campus in May. More>

Judge rejects majority of fees sought by plaintiffs

In a ruling issued Jan. 27, U.S. District Court Judge Patrick J. Duggan rejected more than
two-thirds of the legal fees requested by the attorneys who brought the affirmation action lawsuits against the University. More>

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