1. U-M extends Go Blue Guarantee, $15 minimum wage to all campuses

    Mark Rivett posted June 23, 2021

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    The University of Michigan will extend the Go Blue Guarantee ­— its landmark promise of four years of free tuition for qualifying Michigan residents — to the Dearborn and Flint campuses.

    Beginning this fall, full-time, high-achieving in-state undergraduate students attending UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint will automatically qualify for the award if they have a family income of $65,000 or less and assets less than $50,000.

    The Board of Regents voted June 17 to broaden the commitment to the two regional campuses during its meeting to determine the 2021-22 fiscal year budget. The expansion will not change the aid provided to students on the Ann Arbor campus.

    President Mark Schlissel

    Mark Schlissel: University of Michigan President

    “Our budget supports the families of our state and the academic excellence of our students by promising that outstanding students who work hard in their studies will be able to afford a Michigan education — on all three of our campuses,” President Mark Schlissel said. “I thank the many individuals in our community whose passion and commitment to affordability have helped us achieve this moment in the great history of the University of Michigan.”

    The expansion to Dearborn and Flint will include budgetary support from the Ann Arbor campus for at least six years as the programs become established, and the guarantee will be a focus of fundraising in the years ahead.

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  2. U-M launches Planet Blue Global Impact websites

    Mark Rivett posted June 2, 2021

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    A new series of websites highlight the University of Michigan’s research, engagement and leadership across an array of sustainability topics.

    The sites, collectively known as Planet Blue Global Impact, serve as a comprehensive hub for major sustainability news at U-M.

    They include stories and resources from various schools, colleges and units, covering eight distinct subtopics: Climate & Energy, Conservation & Restoration, Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy & Business, Food Systems, Human Health, Sustainable Infrastructure and Water.

    Each subtopic site provides information about human impacts on the natural and built environment, and demonstrates how U-M researchers and community members are taking action. The websites also feature leading sustainability initiatives and efforts across U-M, providing entry points for users to learn more and get involved.

    President Mark Schlissel

    Mark Schlissel: University of Michigan President

    “Planet Blue Global Impact demonstrates the breadth and depth of multidisciplinary expertise and commitment that U-M is counting on as we strive to achieve carbon neutrality and instill a culture of sustainability throughout our entire university,” President Mark Schlissel said. “I commend the many U-M faculty, staff and students who are working to make our planet healthy and habitable for future generations.”

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  3. Confused About the Latest Mask Rules? Read This

    Mark Rivett posted May 17, 2021

    Read More at Michigan Health

    No matter where you fall on the mask spectrum, here are 9 things to know right now:

    1. The reason behind the new rule is that the vaccine works.
    2. Not vaccinated or not done with your shots yet? Keep that mask on indoors and in crowded outdoor settings.
    3. The vaccine may protect some people less – so they should keep wearing masks indoors and near others outdoors.
    4. The new rules about indoor masking don’t apply to all places.
    5. States, cities, businesses, school districts and institutions can still set their own mask requirements.
    6. Even if you’re fully vaccinated, but you want to keep wearing a mask, feel free – and don’t let anyone bully you out of it.
    7. Keep a mask handy just in case.
    8. If you are having work done by others in your home, you can ask them to wear a mask or show that they’ve been vaccinated.
    9. If you’re traveling, check the mask requirements at your destination.

    Read More at Michigan Health


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