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Did You Know....
- Vice President for Government Relations Cynthia Wilbanks recently spoke to the Dental School Board of Govenors during their spring meeting regarding funding for higher education. Read More
- You can learn more about the State’s higher education appropriations process by joining the Alumni Association’s Legislative Advocacy program.
- New Information Available - Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan - Integrated Assessment Overview and Discussion of a meeting held in Lansing, MI on March 5, 2013. Video, Q&A and more here
- The 97th Legislature ties to U-M. 1/5 (22) of the 110 members of the State House hold UM degrees from Ann Arbor, Flint or Dearborn. They will join 5 UM alumni already serving in the State Senate.
- Not sure who your elected officials are? You can look them up by entering your address on the Alumni Association’s Legislative Advocacy site. Under “Other,” select “District Lookup.” You can also find contact information for Michigan’s federal and state elected officials.
- Michigan Education Dashboard Governor Snyder introduced a Michigan Education Dashboard to track several indicators of success. Here's a look at how the University of Michigan stacks up. The Michigan Model
- The Detroit Center is the base of operations for many of U–M's Detroit–focused programs
John Dingell's Historic Tenure
On June 7, 2013, U.S. Rep. John Dingell will become the longest-serving member of Congress in American history. His 12th congressional district includes the University of Michigan, which he visits regularly and meets with students, faculty and staff. When Congressman Dingell first joined Congress in 1955, U-M’s president was Harlan H. Hatcher, the North Campus was in its infancy, and overall student enrollment was less than 28,000. Read more as University leaders share their thoughts about the congressman.
Our PARTNERSHIP WITH MICHIGAN ATHLETICS
By Ora Pescovitz, CEO, UMHS. During their time as Wolverine students and football players, Brian Griese, Steve Hutchinson and Charles Woodson were inspired by the tradition of spending Thursday evenings visiting patients and families at our University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Since then they have become transformational leaders in supporting advancements in children’s health. Brian and Steve founded Champions for Children’s Hearts in 2007 to raise money for the Mott Children’s Hospital and its Congenital Heart Center. Charles joined them in 2011, establishing the Charles Woodson Research Fund. Together, they have inspired former teammates, coaches, sponsors, fans and participants from across the country to support Mott. Read more