July 17, 2015 — U-M ranks no. 19 among top 20 universities worldwide, according to Business Insider. Results are based on an assessment of the quality of education, alumni employment, and influence. American universities hold 15 of the top 20 spots, and all but two of the top 10.
A. Alfred Taubman dies at 91 … Don’t eat for two while pregnant … Teen smoking falls, e-cigarettes rise … U-M breaks ground on new architecture facility … U-M robotics lab planned … VC in state faces $1.3B gap … Forbes names UMHS one of nation’s best employers … 3 earn Guggenheim fellowships … Death and your brain … M-City set to open … Facebook app aids genetic research.
July 15, 2015 — What if the college basketball season had to be kept to one semester? Or if coaching salaries were capped — far below the multimillion dollar mark — to match the highest-paid professor? And what if, in exchange for that, athletes would stay amateurs and college sports might actually resemble the college experience? It’s idealistic, and it might not catch on being such a drastic reversal of collegiate sport culture. Proponents of this idea admit that. But, they say, they’re not ready to let go of the concept of “the college athlete,” even if it often feels like a myth.
July 14, 2015 — For better or for worse, Mark Schlissel’s first year as president of the University of Michigan has been largely defined by the highs and lows of the athletics program. Just four days into his tenure he declared that academics were his No. 1 priority, and that hasn’t changed, but through no choice of his own, the goings on in Schembechler and Weidenbach halls became major priorities that commanded Schlissel’s attention almost immediately after he began his job.
Driverless cars could cut sales in half … Female b-school deans make history … Obesity breakthrough … War on words … Fake city helping create tomorrow’s cars … Did this 100-year-old film make people racist? … Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at U-M … New tougher laws on human trafficking.