Data released by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) on Tuesday, October 23rd, shows that 45,266 students applied to attend allopathic (MD) medical school in 2012, an increase of 3.1%. First-time applicants set another record, increasing by 3.4% in 2012, for a total of 33,772 applicants. First-time enrollment at allopathic medical schools nationwide grew 1.5% to 19,517 students, an all-time high. All major racial and ethnic groups saw increases in applicants and matriculants.
For students unable to participate in the roundtables last week, who still want to share your feedback and participate in this incredibly important community review process. As promised, U-M has just launched a survey to capture community feedback. Fill out the survey now!
One of the many resources at Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) that students have access to is the FACT Fund (Fund for Accessible Computing Technology). The FACT fund was established to assist University of Michigan students registered with SSD in obtaining needed technology in order to increase their learning and academic achievement. Individual grants are specifically available for undergraduate, graduate and professional students with Learning Disabilities.
The Bentley Historical Library is now featuring the UM LGBT History Exhibit. The physical exhibit ("A Queer Timeline") is running at the Bentley from now until Nov. 30. The online version will be up indefinitely and can be found at http://bentley.umich.edu/exhibits/queer/. The exhibit covers a timeline of Queer History at UM, Ann Arbor, the state of Michigan.
Two Hundred Years of Election Art” (Quirk Books, 2012). The back of each poster includes commentary and additional artwork; when visiting the exhibit, do not hesitate to turn any of the posters over to read more about the election that year. Enjoy the exhibit and remember to vote on Tuesday, November 6th then join us for an Elections Results Viewing Party at 8pm in the Michigan Union U-Club.
Many student veterans come to U-M with these specific responsibilities: a family, a career or job, military commitments: reserve duty or deployment, personal wellness,financial issues. The University of Michigan is prepared to help you meet these commitments. Our responsibility is to create the best environment for learning and living the Michigan Experience.
Halloween is just a few days away and for many people that means an opportunity to have fun times, dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. With all of this excitement, considering safety is also important.
MPassioned Art is a new and exciting arts project for the U of M community! The Center for Campus Involvement is holding a campus-wide search for 10 talented student artists, who will be selected to customize a 4’x4’x6” wooden “M.”
University Housing recently celebrated two more achievements in the Residential Life Initiatives -- the renovation of Alice Lloyd Hall and improvements to Baits Houses II. LLoyd Hall was closed throughout last year for upgrades to infrastructure as well as improvements to student rooms and community spaces. A "new" hall reopened to students in August. Significant remodeling to Baits student rooms, bathrooms and community spaces, and the installation of fire sprinklers and new roofing, were accomplished in only four months during the summer.
The Institution for Humanities in a year-long colloboration with U-M Initiative on Diversity Studies (UMInDS) and the National Center for Institutional Diversity will host three presentations this month for their BigWord event, Integrating Disability: Cross-Sensory Translation, Bodies of Dis/color, and Neurodiversity