Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Welcome banners and helpful students in orange T-shirts greeted new residents to the Ann Arbor campus this week. Click on the photo to view a slide show of the annual ritual as some 10,000 new and returning students move into campus housing facilities. The students are being aided by Move-In Makers, on hand to offer new arrivals a hand with their belongings, direct traffic and pedestrians, and answer questions. Meanwhile, at U-M Flint the first residence hall that opened last year is filled to capacity, and this fall some students are calling a former hotel near the campus home. Click here for the story. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Photo Services)

President Coleman comments on athletics allegations
President Mary Sue Coleman said in a statement Wednesday that a “thorough and objective” investigation is critical to determining the truth about allegations involving the U-M football program. “At the University of Michigan, we place the highest importance on the welfare of our student-athletes and the integrity of our intercollegiate athletics program," Coleman said.

New U-M Web site addresses debate over health care reform
As the debate over health care reform rages across the country, U-M is right in the middle — recommending policy, offering expert advice and doing its part to improve the health of its own employees. A new Web site highlights how U-M is addressing the pressing health care reform issue, with links to information and commentary about the current discussion, as well as details about campus efforts to impact the debate and tackle the problem.

University welcomes new faculty at information fair, luncheon
U-M welcomed new members to its scholarly ranks Wednesday during New Faculty Orientation, which featured an information fair and luncheon at the Michigan League. The approximately 155 new faculty members represent diverse talents and disciplines ranging from a national expert on prison reform to a proponent of using cell phones as musical instruments.

The Michigan Difference

A life in medicine
Dr. Robert Kelch will retire this month after a U-M career that stretches from his days as a medical student in the mid-1960s to the last six years as executive vice president for medical affairs. There will be a public reception in Kelch’s honor from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 9 in the lobby of the Towsley Center. Kelch reflects on his career in the current edition of Medicine at Michigan.