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April 2013

UM-Dearborn Commencement

The new visionaries

University of Michigan-Dearborn conferred nearly 800 degrees during two commencement ceremonies April 28, including 596 undergraduate degrees and 193 graduate degrees. Themes of commitment and community echoed through the Fieldhouse as speakers challenged graduates to pursue their passions. Anne Parsons, president and CEO of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, spoke with more »

Student speakers, Chancellor’s Medallion recipients honored during commencement ceremonies

University of Michigan-Dearborn recognized two student speakers and six Chancellor’s Medallion winners during the university’s commencement ceremony April 28. Student speakers Ife Oyedele II (Inkster, Mich.) graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a dual major in marketing and information technology management. He earned a place on the more »

State House drops Right to Work penalty, offering clearer picture of university’s state allocation

Last Tuesday, the Michigan House of Representatives abandoned its pledge to penalize universities, local governments, schools and colleges that approved union contracts before Right to Work legislation took effect on March 28. Under House budgets, public entities receiving state funds would have seen anywhere from a 2 percent to 15 more »