University of Michigan’s carbon neutrality commission releases ‘bold, visionary plan’
“Through implementation of the carbon neutrality plan, U-M will provide a model for taking early action to avoid the most adverse impacts of climate change. An institution can achieve carbon neutrality by offsetting the emissions it creates with emissions it removes. Establish, by 2025, carbon neutrality goal dates for Scope 3 emissions categories that are set for no later than 2040. Ad“I applaud the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality for leveraging the strengths of our university and broader community to bring forward a comprehensive report. “Our community comprises more than 100,000 students, staff and faculty, and our path toward carbon neutrality requires that they all feel empowered, represented and responsible.
Tuition increase fails in tie vote by University of Michigan board
ANN ARBOR, Mich. A tuition increase at the University of Michigan failed Thursday in a tie vote by the school's governing board. Schlissel had proposed a 1.9% tuition increase at the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses and a 3.9% increase in Flint, where enrollment has been sliding. Denise Ilitch said it's plain wrong" to raise tuition when families are facing uncertainty in the midst of a struggling economy and the coronavirus outbreak. Regent Mark Bernstein said a tuition increase was justified. Michigan State University and some other schools are freezing fall tuition.