1. Big Ten Government Relations Conference Information

    Mark Rivett posted October 17, 2019

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  2. University of Michigan selected to host Presidential Debate in 2020

    Mark Rivett posted October 11, 2019

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    The University of Michigan will host a Presidential Debate on Oct. 15, 2020, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced today.

    The debate, which will take place in the university’s Crisler Center, will be the second in a series of three Presidential Debates next year prior to the November election.

    President Mark Schlissel

    Mark Schlissel: University of Michigan President

    “This is a tremendous opportunity for the university community to contribute to our democracy, while setting an example of civic engagement and shining a light on the outstanding academic strengths of our institution,” said U-M President Mark Schlissel. “Public service and civic engagement are at the core of our great university and its history.”

    The debate will be staged largely on the university’s athletics campus. Crisler Center is home to the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the women’s gymnastics team. Educational and outreach activities will take place in facilities near Crisler Center and in other parts of the Ann Arbor campus.

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  3. 18 Schools Win School Wellness Awards

    Mark Rivett posted September 20, 2019

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    Kanitha Fisher from University Prep Academy; Kelly Bolton and Mary Magos from Grass Lake Middle School; Brenda Mescher from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School; Tammy Reich, Angela Scott and Fred Ligrow from Creekside Intermediate School pose with their Michigan School Wellness Award certificates at the State Capital on May 16.

    Out of 46 schools that received 2019 Michigan School Wellness Awards, 18 of the schools (or 39%) are using the Project Healthy Schools (PHS) program. Most of these schools started PHS as part of the Building Healthy Communities partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

    On May 13, 2019, President Schlissel recognized Project Healthy Schools as the team winner of the University of Michigan’s 2019 President’s Staff Award of Distinction for teaching thousands of middle school students how to live healthy lives. The award specifically honors one individual and one team from across the university whose accomplishments displayed innovation.

    Additional PHS news includes:

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    Project Healthy Schools received the team President’s Staff Award of Distinction. From left are Nathan Saulter, Jean DuRussel-Weston, Ben Ransier, Jana Stewart, President Mark Schlissel, Miriam Dineen, Jacob Robidou, Jennifer Alexander, Brad Newman and Julie Nelson.

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