Anonymous $5M gift will provide scholarship support to University of Michigan business students
ANN ARBOR, MI – An anonymous $5-million gift to the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business will provide need-based scholarships for students who have blazed a trail or taken on challenges. The scholarship is being funded by a Ross School alumnus, who wishes to remain anonymous, the release states. “Perseverance and resilience are two qualities that make exceptional students and future business leaders,” said Ross School Dean Scott DeRue. “I’m incredibly excited to announce the new True Grit Scholarship Fund to support students who have overcome challenges to pursue their business education at Michigan Ross. READ MORE:‘It was bound to happen at some point:’ University of Michigan students react to COVID variantUniversity of Michigan Law School alumnus gives $5M gift for deanship$15M research partnership renewed by University of Michigan, Toyota Research Institutemlive.com
U-M study explores ways to increase COVID-19 testing in Michigan
ANN ARBOR – As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Michigan, experts say the need for efficient and rapid testing remains critical. According to a new University of Michigan study, promoting incentives to quicken turnaround, having public health officials monitor testing operations in real-time and coordinate testing across state lines could prevent more deaths. Although diagnostic testing has increased in Michigan, many experts say that compulsory testing capacity and turnaround times to keep the spread at bay is lacking. The study’s lead author, Ravi Anupindi, said that although Michigan outperforms many states in testing, more needs to be done. For the study, researchers interviewed more than 20 public health experts, state leaders, epidemiologists and laboratory directors.
University of Michigan Ross School of Business to receive $6 million for diversity initiative
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The University of Michigan Ross School of Business is expected to receive a $6 million donation for its diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative. This will include students from low-income who are interested in a career in investing or real estate through the Michigan Ross School of Business. The Blau Initiative will also integrate existing U of M and Michigan Ross School of Business initiatives. This summer I announced a Commitment to Action related to diversity, equity, and inclusion at Michigan Ross, and one of our commitments is to expand support for students from diverse backgrounds at the school, Michigan Ross Dean Scott DeRue said. This new gift from Stephen Ross and Jeff Blau will help Michigan Ross create opportunities for students who are underrepresented in business leadership.
University of Michigan MBA program ranked 11th in nation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Michigan Ann Arbor's Masters of Business Administration program has been ranked as the 11th best business program in the nation. The U-M Ross MBA ranked sixth, 48th and 11th respectively. The 10 criteria included average GMAT score, tuition and fees, employment rates for full-time MBA program graduates and average base salary for full-time MBA students after graduation. Having just been edged out of the top ten programs by Yale, which ranked 10th, the U-M Ross MBA beat out Michigan State University, which ranked 35th. According to its website, the full-time MBA program costs $66,048 for Michigan residents per academic year.