Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bridget McCormack, co-director of the Innocence Clinic, (standing) presents counterpoints to the summation by Carolyn Breen of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. For more images from the project, click on the photo.

Innocence Project wins new trial for convicted pair in its first case
After 14 months of poring over documents, conducting long interviews and spending late nights debating, participants in the Law School’s Innocence Clinic achieved what they set out to do: convince a judge to give two prisoners a new trial.

Applications in 2009-10 reach historic numbers
For the third consecutive year, the university received a record number of applications from prospective freshmen. As of June 8, U-M had offered admission to the Ann Arbor campus to 14,918 of the 29,939 who applied for 2009-10. There were 29,806 applicants in 2008-09.

Guardrail work will close more spaces in Thompson structure
A project to replace the guardrails in the existing Thompson Street Parking Structure is scheduled to begin today, and will result in the closure of various groups of parking spaces between now and September. Work will occur between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday.

NCRC: Fertile ground for research growth
The North Campus Research Complex — formerly the Pfizer property — offers “the opportunity to transform the university’s approach to research,” says the U-M official tasked with leading the effort to plan how the 174-acre, 30-building facility will be used.

The Michigan Difference

Legal enlightenment
The Cook Legal Research Building at the Law School is a brighter place these days, thanks largely to the efforts of former U-M student and noted investment manager Charles T. Munger. Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., donated $3 million toward lighting upgrades in Cook and Hutchins Hall. The story of the law library’s transformation is told in LD+A, a magazine for lighting engineers.