U-M Biological Station gains ground
The University is expanding its nature holdings in northern Michigan with the purchase of approximately 40 acres near the U-M Biological Station, a move intended to preserve the area from potential development.
Marsalis to Class of 2023: ‘We need a revolution of thought and feeling’
Declaring them a ‘bridge in the unrelenting cycle of life,’ renowned musician Wynton Marsalis told U-M graduates they must step up during difficult times to be leaders, critical thinkers, and people willing to spark a change.
From dismissive to diehard: How U-M’s chief marshal learned to love commencement
He may have dismissed his own commencement ceremonies as meaningless, but professor Mika LaVaque-Manty came to revere the academic ritual soon after he volunteered as U-M’s chief marshal in 2008. He will pass the torch following Spring 2023 commencement.
Administrative law judge rules GEO strike violates contract
The Graduate Employees’ Organization committed an unfair labor practice by violating the no-strike clause in its current contract and walking off the job late last month, a state administrative law judge ruled April 17.
U-M seeks actions by court, labor board against striking GEO
On March 30, the University filed in Washtenaw County Circuit Court alleging breach of contract by the Graduate Employees’ Organization for striking, and asked the court to order strikers to return to work. U-M also filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission.
President’s Day: An era of change
‘It is time for a new vision, a new punctuation, a new opening of possibilities for the University of Michigan. As we envision, imagine, and aspire, we will also build,’ says Santa J. Ono, who was inaugurated March 7 after serving as president since Oct. 14, 2022.
Community invited to President Ono’s inauguration March 7
The day’s public events will include a flag-raising on the Law School Quad, two panel discussions, the installation ceremony in Hill Auditorium, and a community reception. Inaugural events will be accessible via livestream. Complimentary tickets are required for the installation ceremony.
Marching Band’s Elbel Field poised for major makeover
U-M’s iconic Elbel Field will be transformed into a marching band practice facility now that the Regents have approved project design plans and authorized construction to proceed.
Ann Arbor campus joins Bee Campus USA movement
U-M’s Ann Arbor campus recently joined UM-Dearborn as a certified Bee Campus, reflecting the University’s commitment to pollinator conservation. U-M has long followed pollinator-friendly landscaping practices.