Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Serving the greater good is a Michigan Law tradition, and one of the first things first-year students do at the beginning of their Law School careers is volunteer in the community. Summer Starters are no exception, as the 2011 group showed June 1 by lending a hand to good causes and the less fortunate in Ann Arbor and beyond.

WCC signs contract to expand classes offered on U-M campus
Washtenaw Community College will expand its offering of evening classes on the U-M campus under terms of a new three-year agreement. The arrangement was reached after successfully completing a pilot program during the 2010-11 academic year.

North Quad dining achieves gold with national honor
The new North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex was a campuswide sensation this past year, and dining was a big part of the excitement. That was confirmed by the National Association of College and University Food Services, which recognized North Quad dining with its most prestigious award.

CRIME ALERT CANCELED: Suspect arrested
Arrest made in attempted armed robbery at University Hospital.

The Michigan Difference

A matter of trust
Joe Burke certainly isn't the first attorney to grind out a seemingly endless series of 14-hour days. But not many can say they do so in a place like Lashkar Gah. Burke, a 1989 Law School graduate, is a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State in Afghanistan. As the senior American civilian in the British-led Provincial Reconstruction Team for Helmand Province he leads a group of about 120 civilians and a similar number of soldiers and Marines with the overarching goal of connecting the Afghan government to the Afghan people.