University of Michigan


U-M unveils tuition guarantee for Michigan students with need

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan will launch a new financial aid program for in-state students that offers a “Go Blue Guarantee” of free tuition for up to four years for students with family income of up to $65,000. The new program — which includes families earning up to what is roughly the state’s median income — will launch Jan. 1, 2018. It was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents as part of the fiscal year 2018 general fund budget for the Ann Arbor campus. “Today, ourRead More

PHOTOS: Spencer Michaud, The Understorey perform @ Ann Arbor Summer Festival

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE on the University of Michigan campus for the 2017 Ann Arbor Summer Festival. The Top of the Park series runs from June 9th through July 2nd, 6 nights each week for nearly 4 weeks, starting at 5 pm. The entire festival features an eclectic mix of over 170 events showcasing the best in music, dance, comedy, film, spoken word, contemporary circus, street arts, and family entertainment. From folk pop ensembles and an all-female mariachi band, to the pioneers of Indian funk, there is something forRead More

More than 1/3 of parents would allow child to be in residential or hotel pool unsupervised

Tweet ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  As kids get ready to splash around in pools this summer, some parents may underestimate drowning risks, suggests a new national poll. While relatively few parents would allow their child to be unsupervised in a lake (16 percent) or the ocean (13 percent), more than a third (37 percent) would allow their child to be in a home, hotel or neighborhood pool without adult supervision, according to today’s report from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll (link is external) on Children’s Health. The reportRead More

PHOTOS: 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon & Make The Future Festival in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Cobo Center for the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon. More than 100 student vehicle teams from across the country have descended on Detroit. They are here to show off their ultra-fuel efficient vehicles that they designed, built and of course, race them! There are two vehicle classes to choose from: prototype and urban concept. Three energy sources are available: battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell or internal combustion which includes compressed natural gas. Teams must complete 10 laps or 6 miles with an average speed of 15Read More

PHOTOS: “From Swing to Hip-Hop: A Photographic History of Music Performance at the University of Michigan”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial Celebration. In this gallery, look for photos from the exhibit “From Swing to Hip-Hop: A Photographic History of Music Performance at the University of Michigan” on display inside the Michigan Union. Music has always been an integral part of life in Ann Arbor and at the university. This exhibit explores how Wolverines and others have employed music for a range of purposes, from embracing a common creative past to fomenting political or artistic rebellion. The images are drawnRead More

U-M engineering students construct life-size Rubik’s Cube

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — Three University of Michigan mechanical engineering students built a giant 1,500-pound Rubik’s Cube. The life-size version of the popular toy is on display on the university’s North Campus. The idea was first proposed by a group of students on Pi Day (3.14) in 2014. Three years later, the cube is complete on the second floor of the G.G. Brown Building. “The original team was playing with a Rubik’s Cube trying to think of a senior design project,” said Ryan Kuhn, a mechanical engineering student at U-M.Read More

U of M: A Friend of Student-Athletes?

Tweet“One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.” ~~~Euripides   I hadn’t addressed the Regents of my alma mater for a couple of years; and, what with a few new faces on board, I signed up to stand up for student-athletes – my sixth address to Them. The entire address was recorded by my intrepid webmaster, Jason; but let me make a few comments here before I let youRead More

WATCH: U-M students build giant Rubik’s Cube (1,500 pounds!)

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan‘s North Campus. Three U-M Mechanical Engineering students are working on a giant 1,500-pound Rubik’s Cube. It will become a life-size version of the popular toy. The project began three years ago on Pi Day (3/14) in 2014. Now it is nearing completion inside the G.G. Brown Building. It was inspired by the giant cube on the university’s central campus near the Michigan Union. In this video, watch for interviews with U-M Mechanical Engineering students Ryan Kuhn and Jason Hoving, who areRead More

PHOTOS: “Constructing Gender: The Origins of Michigan’s Union and League”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial Celebration. A new exhibit at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, curated by the Bentley Historical Library, explores the origins of the Michigan Union and the Michigan League through an architectural lens, showing how their design reflected the era’s ideas about gender, morals, and coeducation. Constructing Gender: the Origins of Michigan’s Union and League, running January January 28 – May 7, 2017, looks not only at how brothers (and U-M alumni) Irving K. and Allen Pond meticulouslyRead More

DENSO’s MDrive car share study reveals promise for electric car sharing

Tweet SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Electric vehicle car sharing could be the future of transportation for some: today, DENSO International America, Inc., a global automotive supplier, announced the results of MDrive, the first study to focus on car sharing for people who live, work or frequent one location. In partnership with the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Detroit-based NextEnergy, an energy and technology accelerator, the study identified the potential impact electric vehicle car sharing could have on the future of mobility, personal transportation, and vehicle design. The study involved 30 University of Michigan-Dearborn students living atRead More