University of Michigan alum Lehman Robinson applied to his now alma mater on a whim. As a first-generation college student coming from a low-income household, he assumed the school would be out of his family’s means — until he received his financial aid notice. Six years later, he said he’s still grateful for his aid package, which covered much of his tuition. Still, he had no idea what was in store when he applied.
At Thursday’s meeting of the University of Michigan Board of Regents, board members approved the Ann Arbor campus’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 General Fund Operating Budget, Student Tuition and Fee Rates, which includes a 2.9 percent increase in tuition for in-state students and a 4.5 percent increase in tuition for out-of-state students.
In-state students on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus with household incomes of up to $65,000 will receive free tuition for four years beginning January 2018, University president Mark Schlissel announced at the Board of Regents’ June meeting.
Fifty years ago this year on the University of Michigan’s campus, then-student Michael Linver swiped right on his future wife — or something like that.
Linver, who graduated in 1966, and wife Mina Jo Rosenbloom, who graduated a year later, have been dubbed the “Digital Adam and Eve”: perhaps the first couple to meet, and fall in love, through an online dating service. Decades before Match.com, eHarmony, or even Tinder, Linver and Rosenbloom took a chance on a computer.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents convened its final meeting of the school year Thursday afternoon, and approved multiple construction projects on the University’s three campuses and the appointments of senior officers. All members of the board were present, except for Regent Shauna Ryder Diggs (D) who phoned into the meeting.
University of Michigan student Dyshon Toxey doesn’t smile much anymore.
An LSA senior, Toxey is finishing his degree in cognitive science and mathematics, and is involved in a number of development programs for fellow first-generation students. Toxey is Black, and said he often took pride in his perfectly straight, groomed set of teeth to build connections in Black circles and beyond — he’s known as a community mentor with an easygoing demeanor and an even easier smile.
The Ann Arbor Police Department has identified the man who carried out an armed carjacking early Friday morning on the 600 block of East Washington Street, as 17 year old Zachary Scott according to a crime alert sent out by the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security.
Scott has been arrested for carjacking, armed robbery, felony firearm, possession of stolen vehicle and felony for resisting and obstructing a police officer. Scott is currently at the Washtenaw County Jail with a bond set at $100,000.