Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 18, 2010

Regent Andrew Richner presents a resolution to Provost Teresa Sullivan honoring her work at U-M as she prepares to become president of the University of Virginia. Sullivan, who became provost in 2006, was noted for her friendly demeanor, her forthright approach to tackling tough problems, and her commitment to sustaining and enhancing an academic environment. “The remarkable legacy of her accomplishments, which touch the entire panoply of issues confronting the Provost’s Office, will be felt for years to come,” the resolution states. (Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services)

Budget contains lowest resident undergraduate tuition increase in a quarter century
In the coming year U-M will implement the lowest resident undergraduate tuition increase since 1984, paired with a record amount of undergraduate financial aid and a new Economic Hardship Program designed to offer additional help to Michigan families. The Board of Regents on Thursday approved a 1.5 percent increase in resident undergraduate tuition and a 10.6 percent increase in centrally awarded financial aid as part of a $1.55 billion General Fund budget.
• The FY 2011 General Fund budget provides for expanded student research and hands-on programs.
• Budgets also were approved for UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint.

UMHHC surpasses financial prediction, plans growth
The Hospitals and Health Centers unit of the U-M Health System will finish its fiscal year in strong financial shape, with a positive operating margin nearly twice the size predicted a year ago.
Athletics budget includes aid for student-athletes and continued capital investment.

Regents approve Alice Lloyd Hall renovation
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved a major renovation of Alice Lloyd Hall as part of the Residential Life Initiatives, a comprehensive plan to improve and expand the residential experience at U-M.
• Regents also approved renovations to Burton Tower and the Carl A. Gerstacker Building.
• Regent Julia Donovan Darlow will chair the Board of Regents for the next year and Regent Denise Ilitch was named vice chair.

Babies born at 23 weeks make it home just in time for Father’s Day
An Albion family is looking forward to being home together this Father’s Day after its newest members spent the last eight months at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit. Jennie Pollack delivered quadruplets at 23 weeks. One died after three days, and the others faced a variety of complications. Says father Nich Pollack, “Having my whole family home is wonderful.”

The Michigan Difference

Dental outreach to Kenya
Building on the Kenya Smiles initiative that launched in 2008, five School of Dentistry students went to the University of Nairobi earlier this year to provide oral health care and education. They examined hundreds of children and adolescents, and offered dental services in Kenyan villages.