Detroit Free Press Published 9:41 AM EDT Oct 4, 2018 The University of Michigan's fund raising has set a new record — the most money ever raised by a public university in a campaign. The Victors for Michigan campaign has raised $5 billion, U-M President Mark Schlissel announced Thursday morning at his annual leadership breakfast. Of that amount, $1.1 billion goes toward student support. Of that amount, 93 percent directly supports undergraduate and graduate scholarships and fellowships, according to a news release from the school. More than $1.4 billion is directed to advance patient care, research and education at Michigan Medicine, which serves more than 2.3 million patient visits per year. The balance of the $5 billion goes to other projects across all three campuses — Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn. Read more: University of Michigan pours billions into funds run by contributors’ firms Stephen Ross donates another $50 million to University of Michigan "The … [Read more...] about University of Michigan sets fundraising record in billions
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David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 8:39 AM EDT Sep 28, 2018 A federal court Thursday granted a preliminary injunction to halt the cutting of two women's teams at Eastern Michigan University. In a strongly worded ruling, U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh said "there is a clear showing that (Eastern is) in violation of Title IX." He ordered the two sides to appear in his courtroom at the end of October to work out a plan to reinstate the tennis and softball teams. "This is a historical moment for women in athletics," said Jill Zwagerman of Newkirk Zwagerman, the lawyer for the female athletes. "This will hopefully send a message to universities everywhere that are thinking about saving money by cutting women’s athletics. Cutting female sports is not the way to do it. It violates Title IX, which is illegal." Eastern did not say how it would make up for the cuts or how it would reinstate the teams. "As we have stated previously, the decision to eliminate … [Read more...] about Eastern Michigan must reinstate 2 women’s teams, court says
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Sep 25, 2018 College students are looking for all sorts of ways to cut down on debt — and build up a resume — so why not engage in a little stock picking? Students from across the country and Canada will be heading to the University of Michigan on Oct. 12-14 to compete in a stock pitch competition as part of the Engage Undergraduate Investment Conference. See umichuic.com for information about registration. The cutoff to register for the stock picking event is Oct. 7. The prize for the winning team is $5,000. The second place prize is $1,000. The third place prize is $500. The goal is to be able to apply classroom fundamentals to real world investments, said David Kudla, the executive adviser for Engage UIC and the CEO of Mainstay Capital Management. Students won't actually be spending any money on stock picks. Instead, teams of two to five students will make a presentation to judges about why … [Read more...] about Competition heads to University of Michigan campus
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Brooke Lea Foster April 09, 2015 WHEN ANA BARROS first stepped into Harvard Yard as a freshman, she felt so out of place she might as well have had the words “low income” written on her forehead. A girl from Newark doesn’t belong in a place like Harvard, she thought, as she marveled at how green the elms were, how quaint the cobblestone streets. Back home, where her family lives in a modest house bought from Habitat for Humanity, there wasn’t always money for groceries, and the world seemed gray, sirens blaring at all hours. Her parents, who immigrated to the New York area from Colombia before she was born, spoke Spanish at home. It was at school that Barros learned English. A petite 5-foot-2 with high cheekbones and a head of model-worthy hair, Barros found out in an e-mail that she’d been accepted to Harvard — a full … [Read more...] about What is it like to be poor at an Ivy League school?
Daniel Howes The Detroit News Published 10:18 PM EDT Sep 13, 2018 Detroit — The city's neighborhoods are in play, finally. Three months after Ford Motor Co. confirmed plans to convert Corktown's dilapidated Michigan Central Depot into its center for mobility and self-driving vehicle development, a consortium backed by $50 million from the Kresge Foundation is planning a cradle-to-career educational complex on the campus of Marygrove College at Wyoming and McNichols. "It's fair to ask, 'Will it work,'" Kresge CEO Rip Rapson said Thursday. "The answer is unequivocally 'yes.' The time for the pivot to the neighborhoods is now" in what he called "an unprecedented model of neighborhood revitalization." The symbolism is striking. The Detroit Public Schools Community District board, burdened with a legacy of underperforming schools and labor troubles, is wagering it can create a new model for traditional public education by partnering with the … [Read more...] about Marygrove schools partnership builds on neighborhood foundation