UM-Flint will be ‘back to normal’ in fall while maintaining safety protocols, chancellor says
FLINT, MI -- Chancellor Deba Dutta is confident the University of Michigan-Flint will be “back to normal” for students this fall. Cases are down, the vaccine is rolling out, so we are planning for a normal fall with students back on campus.”Return-to-school plans are headed by the campus reopening committee. UM-Flint will have many more programs increase face-to-face options in fall 2021, while also expanding campus activities. New additions to the university campus and programming will also be available to students. UM-Flint unveiled its new Murchie Science Building wing in January, a $39 million project more than five years in the making.mlive.com
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Dearborn announce change in grading policies
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses are changing their grading policies for the rest of the winter semester as the university deals with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “While other institutions across the nation have adopted similar policies on grading, it is undoubtedly an unprecedented step for the University of Michigan. According to Collins, the new grading policy will not apply to classes graded prior to March 10. Additionally, the university will soon make it easier for students to withdraw from courses through April 21. Collins said that more information regarding graduate and professional coursework grading policies in Ann Arbor will be shared next week.
University of Michigan professor developing pain-relieving device as opioid alternative
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan Ann Arbor assistant professor Dr. Scott Lempka has been named as a contributing member to a team of experts developing an injectable pain-relieving device. The team will test the Injectrode, a metal medical device created by Californian company Neuronoff, that molds to targetted areas inside the body. The Injectrode has been developed as an alternative to opioid use by those experiencing chronic back pain. Dr. Lempka will work with Dr. Kip Ludwug from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Doug Weber from the University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Andrew Shoffstall from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Lempka is a part of the U-M’s departments of biomedical engineering and anesthesiology.
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.