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Board talks diversity, endowment at meeting

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

FLINT, Mich. — Aside from athletics, the University’s Board of Regents discussed several other topics at its monthly meeting Thursday, including ongoing diversity efforts and the University’s annual investment report.

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LIVE BLOG: President Schlissel discusses athletics at October regents meeting

BY DAILY ADMINISTRATION BEAT

Follow our live blog to see what happens in October's meeting of the University's Board of Regents.

  • Regent Ilitch says board will discuss athletics controversy
  • Regents to approve naming of new Ross building
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    Regent Ilitch says board will discuss athletics controversy

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    BY WILL GREENBERG AND SAM GRINGLAS

    University Regent Denise Ilitch (D) told a local CBS television program Sunday that the regents plan to discuss the Athletic Department at Thursday’s monthly meeting.

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    Schlissel interviewed live on C-SPAN

    BY CLAIRE BRYAN

    C-SPAN’s Big Ten Tour rolled into town Monday morning for an interview with University President Mark Schlissel.
    In a live, Q&A-style interview, Schlissel answered questions about a range of topics, though the conversation was dominated by questions regarding the accessibility and affordability of a University education.

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    Trotter Center renovations total $650,000

    BY CLAIRE BRYAN

    Though University officials pledged $300,000 in additional upgrades to the Trotter Multicultural Center last winter, the renovation’s cost ultimately totaled $650,000, according to officials familiar with the project.

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    Committee calls for several diversity initiatives

    BY ALLANA AKHTAR

    After the University’s Black Student Union called on the University last year to take steps toward building a more inclusive campus, the Office of the Provost is starting the school year with a new set of recommendations to foster diversity and improve campus climate.

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    Regents approve new athletics facility and update to IM Building

    Paul Sherman/Daily

    BY CLAIRE BRYAN

    Thursday, the University’s Board of Regents approved $18.7 million in renovations to the Intramural Sports Building and the construction of a $168 million South Campus athletics facility — one of the largest sports-focused construction projects in decades.

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    Regents to consider renovations for athletic campus and IM Building

    Sam Gringlas and Carolyn Gearig/Daily

    BY CLAIRE BRYAN

    At their first meeting of the academic year this Thursday, the University’s Board of Regents is expected to vote on more than $180 million in capital projects related to varsity and intramural athletics.

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    Schlissel talks faculty involvement at SACUA

    BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

    University President Mark Schlissel’s introductions continued Monday at this semester's first meeting of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs.

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    Leaders call for inclusivity in speeches

    BY SAM GRINGLAS

    In the Hill Auditorium ceremony that officially installed him as the University’s 14th president, Schlissel delivered a set of prepared remarks that minced few words in pinpointing accessibility as one of the institution’s greatest challenges.

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