By Stephanie Garbarino, a recipient of The Frank Cianciola Work Excellence scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding student employee who works in the Michigan Union. It is named in honor of Frank Cianciola, former Michigan Union Director and Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
The first signs of spring are starting to appear on the calendar already. This just may prove to be one of the mildest, shortest Michigan winters on record!
Michigan students have both rights and responsibilities. We take seriously the assurance of these rights for every member of the community. Likewise, we expect each community member to fulfill his or her responsibilities. The following policies are designed to support and maintain a scholarly community that values diversity and an inclusive educational environment.
The holiday break can be something of an adjustment for many parents. Disappointing to those whose students don’t travel home for Thanksgiving, great anticipation for those who will be seeing their students for the first time since the school year started. For the students who remain in Ann Arbor, it’s an opportunity to rest, socialize with friends, and to have some quiet study time. Yet, they also would welcome a good conversation from the family at home, to keep in touch and share their thoughts and feelings.
The University of Michigan's 2010-2011 general fund budget includes $126 million in centrally awarded financial aid. Nearly 67 percent of resident undergraduates and 57 percent of nonresident undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. That's a substantial commitment to helping students with need pursue a world-class education at U-M.
Last edition we asked parents: How can you tell when your student is stressed out by finals, college life, or personal challenges? How can parents help students choose whether to enroll in classes, pursue an internship, travel abroad for academic or career interests, or get a jump on a good summer job?
The Men's Rowing team truly represents Michigan as the Leaders and Best. This year, the team posted a record of 74-4, winning both the Aberdeen "Dad" Vail and the ECAC National Invitational regattas.
With the amount of innovation happening today around communications technologies it's an exciting time to be a parent of a university student.
What will your son or daughter be doing this summer? With fall semester still in full swing, it may seem too early to consider spring and summer classes or internships. But in fact, now is a great time to start thinking about plans for the months ahead.
In September, over 100 university students, faculty and staff attended the "Teach-In on Sexual Assault: Tools for Safety, Knowledge for Change," which was also broadcast in real time across campus for the entire community.