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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Veniece Session, a student in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, joins the crowd in contemplation and prayer at a candlelight vigil to reflect on the impact of Trayvon Martin's death and the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting. The vigil Tuesday evening followed a community forum at the Michigan Union to address the case and its implications. (Photo by Joel Johnson, Michigan Photography)

Michigan agrees to extend Beilein's contract through 2018-19
A contract extension will keep John Beilein as the men's basketball coach through the 2018-19 season. Beilein led the Wolverines to the national championship game this spring and to four NCAA Tournament appearances in the past five years.

Added benefits coverage in 2014;
co-pays to increase

More U-M employees will receive greater university contributions toward health care next year, and their disability coverage will get a boost, according to University Human Resources, but co-pays also will increase.

Provost proposes clearer, simpler guidelines for granting in-state tuition
The Board of Regents on Thursday will consider changes in the guidelines for how students can qualify for in-state tuition. The proposed guidelines will make the process more transparent and easier to understand, says Provost Martha Pollack, who is recommending the changes. "We believe these changes create a clearer path to in-state tuition for several groups of future students, including military veterans and undocumented students who have made Michigan their home," she says.

Clayton named head coach of men's track and field
Jerry Clayton has been hired as the men's track and field coach. A Big Ten alum and Midwest native, Clayton takes over the Wolverine program after spending the past 15 seasons at Auburn University.

U.S. News says U-M hospital care best in Michigan, among the best in the nation
The U-M Hospitals and Health Centers offer the best care in Michigan and are among the nation’s best in 12 specialty areas, according to a new ranking from U.S. News & World Report. This is the second year in a row that U-M has topped the statewide ranking, and the third that it also has topped the Metro Detroit ranking.

Accountable care organization shows Medicare cost savings
Continuing its leadership in the population health movement, the Medical School’s Faculty Group Practice reports cost savings for the Medicare program in 2012 from its Pioneer accountable care organization, and is announcing plans for a change intended to bring even more success.

Student-filmmakers present new films at Traverse City Film Festival
In the days leading up to this year’s Traverse City Film Festival, U-M student-filmmakers are putting the finishing touches on two of their films to premiere at the weeklong international film-lover gathering along the shores of Grand Traverse Bay. The ninth annual festival will be July 30-Aug. 4.

The Michigan Difference

Madonna slept here
Today's dorm rooms and student rentals were yesterday's homes for a variety of notable alumni, including James Earl Jones, Arthur Miller, Gilda Radner, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and many more. Take this tour of campus housing to see who lived where before achieving fame.
The Record Update's Michigan Difference feature is occasionally highlight stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.