Echoes of past in black students’ quest for more diversity at U-M … Fate of “Arthur Miller” house begs question: Why do we love famous people? … University Research Corridor No. 2 in the nation … Researchers find prehistoric shark nursery … A tribute to Nelson Mandela, and more.
Feb. 20, 2014 — A new biological science building on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus and upgrades to the president’s house are among about $500 million in construction and renovation projects approved by U-M Regents.
Chinese, medical studies at U-M get $50 million boost from alumnus Richard Rogel; U-M to expand entrepreneurship education; Michigan’s University Research Corridor brings spirit of innovation to revive Detroit; U-M to build $6.5-million track to test automated cars in Ann Arbor; Global warming led to dwarfism in mammals millions of years ago—and it could happen again; Plutocrats vs. populists.
Feb. 19, 2014 — Apparently, the lifestyles of the rich and famous include toking on grass. Some very wealthy and some very famous people have kicked into the campaign to legalize marijuana. There is a lot of green in that green.
Alumnus Robert Shiller receives Nobel prize; U-M tops U.S. graduate schools in entrepreneurship; U-M Center awards $2.9 million Great Lakes grants; U-M releases fracking report; Researchers unravel mysteries about mercury in fish; Laser-guided surgery finds brain cancer’s boundary; Investors excited about VC potential in Detroit.