This years Legislative Tailgate on November 16 featured two important initiatives. M-Dining and the University Research Corridor shared information with tailgate attendees prior to the U-M vs. MSU football game.
Michigan Dining is comprised of eleven on-campus cafés and eight markets, seven residential dining halls, a line of Blue to Go foods and the Michigan Catering unit. Their emphasis is on creative, healthy and nutritious foods, international cuisines and sustainability throughout all dining operations. Their mission is to lead, feed, and contribute to the education, health and experience of the community, environment and staff.
University Research Corridor
Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is one of the nation’s top academic research clusters and the leading engine for innovation in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. An alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, the URC is focused on increasing economic prosperity and connecting Michigan to the world.
In 2017, the three URC universities conducted $2.46 billion in research and development, enrolled more than 155,000 students and granted degrees to more than 36,000 graduates. In 2017, the URC contributed $18.7 billion to Michigan’s economy. The URC has also cultivated 249 startup companies since 2002.