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Alumnus gives largest U-M gift ever;
regents name Business School in his honor

Nobody had uttered a word yet when the overflow crowd in Hale Auditorium erupted into applause for the alumnus who has given the largest gift in the University’s 187-year history.

It was the first of four standing ovations and numerous other outbursts of applause for New York City real estate developer Stephen Ross, whose gift of $100 million also represents the largest donation to any U.S. business school. More>

Welcome to the new academic year

“As we start this academic year, we are facing a great deal of promise because of the high quality of our incoming class of students, the ongoing research activity of our outstanding faculty and the impressive performance of our talented staff.

“We also continue to face challenges, particularly in regard to the budget,” President Mary Sue Coleman wrote in a welcome letter to campus. The president also invited faculty, staff and students to a University-wide address Sept. 20, at 3:15 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium, where she will outline some of the issues facing U-M. More>

New Web site enlisted to combat identity theft on campus

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy graduate student Peter Schulleri chuckles a bit now when he recalls how he and others involved in a class project went through a dumpster to find personal items that would reveal the identity of students.

The reason for the group's unusual behavior is no laughing matter, however, Schulleri is quick to point out as he explains that the dumpster diving was part of a very serious project focusing on the growing problem of identity theft. More>

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