Mary Sue Coleman http://michiganradio.org en New Michigan president takes on football, sexual assault, and race http://michiganradio.org/post/new-michigan-president-takes-football-sexual-assault-and-race <p>The University of Michigan is complicated.</p><p>That much is already clear to Mark Schlissel, who wraps up his first week as president of the university this week.&nbsp;</p><p>It has certainly been a busy one.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:39:55 +0000 Kate Wells 18435 at http://michiganradio.org New Michigan president takes on football, sexual assault, and race U of M president says university fought for financial aid amid 75% tuition increase over her tenure http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-president-says-university-fought-financial-aid-amid-75-tuition-increase-over-her-tenure <p>University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman wraps up her 12-year tenure on July 13, 2014.</p><p>She spoke on <a href="http://michiganradio.org/programs/stateside-cynthia-canty">Stateside with Cynthia Canty today</a>. Listen to our interview with her here:</p><p></p><p>Coleman oversaw a time of growth at the university – spearheading a capital campaign that resulted in the most money ever raised by a public university.<br /><br />U of M also saw a building boom on Coleman's watch.<br /><br />But there was another kind of boom during Coleman's tenure. Undergraduate tuition went up more than 75%.<br /><br />Coleman says the university has worked hard to keep tuition affordable in spite of spiraling tuition rates.<br /><br />"And what we've done here at the University of Michigan is to work extremely hard to raise money for financial aid and to make it available."</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">*Correction</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: A previous version of this story said that today was Coleman's last day as president. Her final day is July 13. We regret the error.</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:26:59 +0000 Stateside Staff 18203 at http://michiganradio.org U of M president says university fought for financial aid amid 75% tuition increase over her tenure Graduation caps campus career of Mary Sue Coleman at U of M http://michiganradio.org/post/graduation-caps-campus-career-mary-sue-coleman-u-m <p> ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Mary Sue Coleman has spoken to graduates for the last time as president at the University of Michigan.</p> Sat, 03 May 2014 20:48:27 +0000 The Associated Press 17472 at http://michiganradio.org Graduation caps campus career of Mary Sue Coleman at U of M Who is Dr. Mark Schlissel, the next president of the University of Michigan? http://michiganradio.org/post/who-dr-mark-schlissel-next-president-university-michigan <p>This morning, Dr. Mark&nbsp;Schlissel&nbsp;was named the&nbsp;14th&nbsp;president of the University of Michigan. Dr.&nbsp;Schlissel&nbsp;most recently served as provost of Brown University.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:10:22 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16166 at http://michiganradio.org Who is Dr. Mark Schlissel, the next president of the University of Michigan? Next U of M president could be announced today http://michiganradio.org/post/next-u-m-president-could-be-announced-today <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">The next president of the University of Michigan may&nbsp;be announced later this morning. The Board of Regents has scheduled a special meeting at 10 a. m. to vote on the U of M's next president.<o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Current U of M President Mary Sue Coleman announced last year her plans to retire in July.<o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Coleman has led the university for 12 years.<o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">The next president will be the 14th president at the University of Michigan.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:46:02 +0000 Vincent Duffy 16163 at http://michiganradio.org Next U of M president could be announced today Flap over Mary Sue Coleman's speech shows you should think before you tweet http://michiganradio.org/post/flap-over-mary-sue-colemans-speech-shows-you-should-think-you-tweet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">These days, we are constantly being told how great the so-called new media are. Thanks to smart phones, the Internet, Twitter, Facebook, and all the rest of it, we can all share everything with everyone in the world at a nanosecond’s notice. That is to say, without thinking about it.</span></p><p>On occasion, this has allowed journalism to break new records getting the story first. But more often, it has allowed us to break new records in getting things wrong, in embarrassing ourselves and doing harm to others.</p><p>One horrible example of this happened last weekend. U of M President Mary Sue Coleman addressed the crowd at Michigan Stadium during the halftime game against Nebraska.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:31:36 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 15280 at http://michiganradio.org Flap over Mary Sue Coleman's speech shows you should think before you tweet University of Michigan announces $4 billion fundraising goal http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-announces-4-billion-fundraising-goal <p>That's the largest fundraising goal ever for an American public university, and university officials say $1.7 billion has already been raised during what they call a two-year "silent" phase. Included in that $1.7 billion are several high-profile donations from alumni like <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/who-stephen-m-ross-and-what-will-200-million-be-used">Stephen Ross</a> and President <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-president-spouse-give-one-million-dollars-student-study-abroad">Mary Sue Coleman</a> herself.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:16:16 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15180 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan announces $4 billion fundraising goal Michigan case could be the next affirmative action test for US Supreme Court http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-case-could-be-next-affirmative-action-test-us-supreme-court <p>Michigan’s state constitutional amendment barring racial preferences in university admissions and other public institutions might be the next major case dealing with affirmative action laws in the United States.</p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court decided today <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/25/us/affirmative-action-decision.html?_r=0">not to decide a Texas affirmative action case</a> where a white student challenged the University of Texas’s admission policy that includes race as one of its deciding factors.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:04:32 +0000 Steve Carmody & The Associated Press 13209 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan case could be the next affirmative action test for US Supreme Court University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman retiring http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-president-mary-sue-coleman-retiring <p>The president of the University of Michigan is stepping down.</p><p></p><p>Mary Sue Coleman officially announced her retirement today:&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>The University of Michigan deserves the best in a leader, and I want to give the Board ample time to select the next president. I am committed to working with the Board members to ensure a smooth leadership transition.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:20:53 +0000 Kate Wells 12212 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman retiring U of M Provost to become Dartmouth president http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-provost-become-dartmouth-president <p>University of Michigan Provost Philip Hanlon will be the new president of Dartmouth College. Hanlon has served as provost since 2010.</p><p>"(Hanlon)<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;has steered the University through some of its most fiscally challenging years, all the while advancing our academic excellence and impact," </span>U of M President Mary Sue Coleman said in a statement.</p><p>Hanlon started with the university in the mathematics department in 1986. He's a graduate of Dartmouth.</p><p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:19:36 +0000 Sarah Hulett 10143 at http://michiganradio.org U of M Provost to become Dartmouth president Stateside: U of M President Mary Sue Coleman to visit Brazil http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-u-m-president-mary-sue-coleman-visit-brazil <p>University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and several researchers will travel to Brazil this coming Saturday for a very busy week of meetings and working sessions.</p><p>The U-M group hopes the visit will strengthen relationships with several leading universities and foundations. Coleman previously led U-M faculty to China, Ghana and South Africa.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:46:29 +0000 Stateside Staff 9168 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: U of M President Mary Sue Coleman to visit Brazil Commentary: Who really runs Michigan’s universities? http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-who-really-runs-michigan-s-universities <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">Most people would probably say their presidents. Based on a non-scientific experiment I&rsquo;ve been conducting in casual conversations, a fair number of people, can even name the presidents of those schools.</font></font></font></font></p><p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">Well, at least the one they attended.</font></font></font></font></p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:56:55 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 7051 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Who really runs Michigan’s universities? Rep. Cotter says UofM is "thumbing its nose at the legislature" http://michiganradio.org/post/rep-cotter-says-uofm-thumbing-its-nose-legislature <p>In a meeting with members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education some tough words were levied at University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman.</p><p>Coleman was at the meeting to testify on Gov. Snyder&#39;s funding proposal for higher education.</p><p>During the hearing, State Rep. Kevin Cotter (R-Mt. Pleasant) said the University of Michigan did not adequately give the legislature answers to questions about human embryonic stem cells.</p><p>More from Dave Murray of <a href="http://www.mlive.com/education/index.ssf/2012/03/university_of_michigan_preside.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kzgazette_news+%28Kalamazoo+Gazette+News+-+MLive.com%29">MLive.com</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Cotter said the school was supposed to provide answers to five questions about the use of human embryonic stem cells &ndash; numbers he said could be provided on one sheet &ndash; and the university instead sent a cover letter with 50 pages of copied newspaper articles.</p><p>&ldquo;The university is thumbing its nose at the Legislature,&rdquo; he said.</p><p>Genetski, R-Saugatuck, said the university&rsquo;s funding &ldquo;might be in jeopardy&rdquo; if it is not more cooperative.</p><p>Coleman said she doesn&rsquo;t think there is a problem with the way the university responded, and she and the lawmakers &ldquo;would have to disagree&rdquo; on the issue. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:45:33 +0000 Mark Brush 6639 at http://michiganradio.org Rep. Cotter says UofM is "thumbing its nose at the legislature" Coleman: Michigan's universities will compete for federal infrastucture grants http://michiganradio.org/post/coleman-michigans-universities-will-compete-federal-infrastucture-grants <p>University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman says Michigan&rsquo;s higher education institutions will make a strong bid for federal grants to develop the infrastructure to support alternative energy vehicles.</p><p>&ldquo;The president just announced a $1 billion commitment back on Friday and, believe me, we at the University of Michigan and Michigan State and Wayne State and other also with some of our other universities will be front and center to try and get some of that money,&rdquo; said Coleman.</p><p>Coleman was on a panel in Lansing talking about the re-invention of the state&rsquo;s economy.</p><p>The federal grants will go toward making 10 to 15 communities across the country models for how to create the infrastructure for cars and trucks powered by electricity, the sun, natural gas or some other alternative energy source.</p><p>Coleman says the cooperative arrangement between Michigan&rsquo;s three big research universities makes the state a strong contender. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:11:44 +0000 Rick Pluta 6631 at http://michiganradio.org UM says domestic partner benefits keep top talent in state http://michiganradio.org/post/um-says-domestic-partner-benefits-keep-top-talent-state <p>University of Michigan officials have sent a letter to all 38 Michigan state senators, asking them to vote &ldquo;no&rdquo; on a bill that would ban domestic partner benefits.&nbsp;</p><p>Before Michigan voters approved a law that banned same-gender marriage, the University of Michigan and several other public universities in the state offered benefits to the same-sex partners of employees and their children.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:29:35 +0000 Tracy Samilton 4985 at http://michiganradio.org U of M to invest in its own startup companies http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-invest-its-own-startup-companies <p>If you&rsquo;re on faculty at the <a href="http://umich.edu">University of Michigan</a> and you have an idea for a startup company&hellip;you&rsquo;re in luck. If you can get outside funding, U of M will match that funding up to $500,000.</p><p>U of M President <a href="http://www.umich.edu/pres/aboutmsc.php">Mary Sue Coleman</a> says &quot;if you can convince a venture fund to invest in you, you just automatically get an investment from us. So we&rsquo;re not picking winners and losers, and that&rsquo;s what I like about the program.&quot;</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 16:21:18 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 4452 at http://michiganradio.org U of M to invest in its own startup companies