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Week of April 22, 2013

President Coleman retiring

President Mary Sue Coleman says she will retire when her contract expires in July 2014. Coleman, who was named U-M's 13th president in 2002, has overseen the expansion of the university's commitment to both academic collaborations and economic development. Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography.

Munger gives 
$110M for grad housing,

A $110 million gift of securities from investor and philanthropist Charles T. Munger will support his vision for a new state-of-the-art residence designed to foster a community where graduate students from multiple disciplines can live and exchange ideas. The gift is the largest single donation to U-M in its 196-year history.

Coleman to retire in July 2014

President Mary Sue Coleman, whose leadership of the university has expanded the institution's commitment to both academic collaborations and economic development, will retire in July 2014.

Susan Gelman appointed interim dean of LSA

Susan A. Gelman, the Heinz Werner Collegiate Professor of Psychology, has been appointed interim dean of LSA. Her appointment by the Board of Regents is effective Sept. 1 and runs through Aug. 31, 2014.

Harold Johnson Diversity Award goes to seven faculty members

Seven faculty members who have shown dedication to developing cultural and ethnic diversity at U-M have received the 2013 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Regents OK student fee to renovate rec sports, unions

The Board of Regents has taken the first step in a several-year approach to renovating student unions and recreational sports facilities on the Ann Arbor campus with approval of a $65-per-student, per-term fee that will help fund those projects.

Phil Hanlon honored for decades of service to U-M

The Board of Regents publicly recognized Provost Phil Hanlon April 18 for his nearly three decades of dedication to U-M and offered "heartfelt congratulations" as he leaves the university to become the 18th president of Dartmouth College.

Town hall expands conversation on race

National Public Radio journalist Michele Norris, whose Race Card Project encourages individuals to offer six words capturing their thoughts on race, expanded that conversation in a town hall meeting April 18.



Bob Bain, an associate professor in the School of Education and LSA’s Department of History, reveals his favorite spot on campus: "On the steps of Rackham, looking back out over the campus."


“Celebrating … artist, university, community,” the Rackham Graduate School Exhibition, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday through May 10, Rackham Building fourth floor.

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School of Information dean and wife pledge $2.5M to U-M

School of Information Dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and his wife, Janet Netz, have committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school.


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