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Week of February 1, 2010

Record Update recap

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MONDAY, Jan. 18

The U-M Student Sustainability Initiative recently earned the Student Entrepreneurship Award from oikos International, a global student organization focused on sustainable economics and management.

An accidental fire around 3 p.m. Jan. 24 displaced eight students living in Cross House of Baits II. There were no injuries.

TUESDAY, Jan. 19

A step-by-step video, introduced by President Mary Sue Coleman, explains how employees can participate in MHealthy’s new Rewards program.


Dr. Sacha Montas, a resident in emergency medicine, is blogging from his mission to aid victims of the Haiti earthquake.

In 2009 U-M again was the top employer in the region covering Washtenaw, Livingston and western Wayne counties, according to figures compiled by the Ann Arbor Business Review.

PODCAST: As the debate continues over how to prosecute suspected terrorists, assistant professor of law Julian Davis Mortenson discusses the legal issues involved.


While some students may want to spend their winter break helping victims of the Haiti earthquake, U-M officials and others say it’s too soon for student volunteers to travel to the island nation.

U-M has moved up on the Kiplinger list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges 2009-10, advancing to 19th as a value to in-state students and 24th for out-of-state students.

FRIDAY, Jan. 22

U-M’s $6 billion endowment now is the sixth-largest among 842 U.S. colleges and universities surveyed by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Commonfund.



Teresa Herzog Mourad, on her favorite part of her job: “I am constantly inspired by changes people make in their alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors.”