University of Michigan

8:15 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

U-M Professor says ban on Affirmative Action has "chilling effect"

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Case will be heard by U.S. Supreme Court
As Kevin Gaines discussed the history of the civil rights movement in a University of Michigan class recently, he said he found himself looking at 15 white faces and two African-American faces. That lack of diversity made having robust class discussions difficult, Gaines, a U-M history professor, said Thursday during a conference call with reporters.
9:43 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

What do lesbians and dog show fans have in common? Holly Hughes says more than you think

Holly Hughes
Credit University of Michigan

Twenty years ago, performance artist Holly Hughes never would have seen herself doing dog shows. Now they're the subject of her one-woman show called The Dog and Pony Show which she’ll perform at her alma mater, Kalamazoo College Saturday night at 8 p.m.

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10:37 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

New Mars mission to study loss of water, atmosphere

A model of the craft for the MAVEN mission to Mars.
Credit NASA

A new spacecraft will be on its way to Mars in November to help us understand the planet’s atmosphere. 

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6:31 am
Tue July 16, 2013

University of Michigan considering in-state tuition for undocumented students

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U-M regents also considering in-state tuition for any military member, currently serving or honorably discharged, regardless of where they live
The University of Michigan is expected to begin offering in-state tuition to undocumented students who can prove they graduated from a Michigan high school and attended at least some middle and high school in the state. The new policy, part of a sweeping overhaul of who is considered an in-state student, will be voted on Thursday by the university's Board of Regents.
10:57 am
Fri April 19, 2013

University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman to retire next year

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University regents say it will be a challenge to find someone with the experience needed to the institution
University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman will retire at the end of the 2013-14 school year when her current contract runs out, she officially announced Thursday. The Ann Arbor school's Board of Regents will launch a search for her replacement as the leader of one of the nation's elite public universities.