University of Michigan

3:02 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Supreme Court: Michigan Affirmative Action Ban Constitutional

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The court's decision overturns a U.S. Sixth Circuit Court ruling from last year.
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigans state-run universities. The justices, voting 6-2, today said the ballot measure was a legitimate ban on racial discrimination. A federal appeals court had said Michigan unconstitutionally stripped racial minorities of their rights.
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5:05 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Obama Visits Ann Arbor, Calls for Higher Wage

President Obama’s campaign to raise the federal minimum wage brought him to Ann Arbor today. Gongwer News Service reports the president spoke to an audience at the University of Michigan this afternoon.

Obama told the group of mostly young people that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would raise millions of people across the country out of poverty “right away.”

The president also said that “nobody who works full time” should have to live in poverty.

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2:01 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

The University of Michigan gets a new president

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Schlissel trained as a medical doctor and later became a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and later a professor of biology at UC-Berkeley.
Mark Schlissel, provost at Brown University, was selected to replace Mary Sue Coleman, who will retire at the end of the school year. A graduate of Princeton University, Schlissel earned both MD and PhD degrees at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The university has not revealed the salary range for the job; Coleman earns $603,357.
7:21 am
Fri January 24, 2014

University of Michigan regents to pick new president Friday

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Mary Sue Coleman will retire in July
The Board of Regents will announce the next president of the University of Michigan on Friday morning, U-M confirmed this morning. Regents called a special meeting at 10 a.m., but would not say the reason on Thursday.
12:48 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

University of Michigan administrators to meet Friday with Black Student Union

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Group wants increase in budget and number of black students at university
The University of Michigan's administration will meet with students from the Black Student Union Friday afternoon to discuss the groups demands for greater diversity on campus. The meeting will include Provost Martha Pollack, student life Vice President Royster Harper and Liz Barry, special counsel to U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, U-M spokesman Rick Fitzgerald told the Free Press.