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  1. Ross School tops in the U.S. for environmental and social responsibility

    The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is the best business school in the United States for integrating environmental, social and ethical issues into its MBA program, according to the Aspen Institute’s 2009-10 Beyond Grey Pinstripes report.The biennial survey and ranking of business schools placed the Ross School at No. 2 overall. The Schulich Read more

  2. Semester in Detroit

    It’s no ivory tower. When students enroll in the Semester in Detroit, they live, study and work in the city. They build relationships with tough, creative colleagues. And they literally get their hands dirty.

    Related: Semester in Detroit website

  3. Bike camp moves challenged kids toward independence

    About 75 percent of the participants at the U-M Bike Camp typically learn to ride in five days. It’s a daunting task: The children and young adults at this camp have autism or Down syndrome.

  4. Applications to U-M continue to reach historic numbers as financial aid rises to unprecedented levels

    For the third consecutive year, the University of Michigan received a record number of applications from prospective freshmen: 29,939 for 2009-10, compared to 29,806 in the previous year. As of June 8, 14,918 of these applicants were offered admission to the university’s Ann Arbor campus.

    Related: U-M plans largest ever investment in financial aid.

  5. U-M plans largest ever investment in financial aid

    Faced with the toughest economic times since the Great Depression, the University of Michigan Board of Regents voted to approve a general fund budget that calls for $118 million in centrally awarded financial aid, including an 11.7 percent increase in financial aid for undergraduates. The Regents also approved a 5.6 percent tuition increase. The investment in central need-based financial aid is the largest in U-M history.
    Related: Applications to U-M continue to reach historic numbers.

  6. U-M performances celebrate a century of dancing at U-M

    Since the first “aesthetic dance” class, taught in 1909, the university has been a locus of dance instruction and a venue for visiting artists from Jose Limon to Martha Graham.

  7. Future tech, ancient art

    University of Michigan glassblowers Harald Eberhart and Roy Wentz produce one-of-a-kind tools for cutting edge research.

  8. Ross MBAs Take 2009 MIT Clean Energy Prize

    A team of Ross MBAs and their startup, Husk Insulation, won the $200,000 MIT Clean Energy Prize, a national student competition. Husk Insulation is poised to convert agricultural waste (including rice husk ash) into thin, high-grade, and affordable insulation for the refrigeration industry. The result will be super-efficient cooling.

  9. For love of teaching

    Arthur Thurnau endowed one of the University of Michigan’s most prestigious faculty awards. But we know almost nothing about the man, his life or his reasons for giving.

    Plus: Video of Thurnau Professors video