Academics

The two new specializations the University is offering are Applied Data Science with Python and Data Collection and Analysis.

The new Canvas learning platform, which replaced CTools university wide, prompted mixed responses from students and faculty.

Starting at the beginning of classes Tuesday, the University of Michigan’s two-year-long transition to Canvas was complete — drawing mixed reactions from faculty over the process and implementation, and overall positive impressions from students.

In Money Magazine’s annual ranking of best-value colleges, the University of Michigan jumped from 18th to second place nationally in one year, behind only Princeton University.

SACUA Senate Assembly Chair William Schultz speaks at the SACUA meeting at the Fletcher Administrative Building on May 23rd.

The implementation of a system that encourages broadened communication between faculty members and students has been a longstanding priority for members of Central Student Government. The specific proposal arose in an earlier meeting between CSG President David Schafer and Chukwuka Mbagwu, Rackham Student Government president.

The University of Michigan-affiliated William Davidson Institute — a non-profit educational and research organization that focuses on producing private-sector solutions for developing markets — has reached an agreement with Harvard Business Publishing to distribute a portion of its case studies f

Brent Wagner, chair of the Department of Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan, and the only chair in the department’s history, retired this week after 32 years of service.

Participant Riva Szostkowski hugs her English teacher Mary Beth Harris at the program's closing dinner.

For the third summer since 2014, the University of Michigan hosted the Warrior-Scholar Project, a week-long summer program that provides veterans with assistance during the transition from military life to higher education.

Dr. Scott DeRue joins the University's team as Dean of the Ross School of Business.

Scott DeRue was named Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business last Thursday at the University Board of Regents meeting. In an interview with the Daily, DeRue discussed the importance of higher education and how innovation will be the focus of his deanship.

The University of Michigan School of Nursing will welcome a new dean for the first time in 10 years following the Board of Regents' appointment of Patricia Hurn last Thursday.

Senate Assembly Chair and engineering professor William Schultz directs the weekly SACUA meeting in the Fleming Administration Building on Monday.

During Tuesday's Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs meeting, members discussed various new initiatives proposed in last week's meeting, including measures to increase transparency through document sharing, expansion of the Senate Assembly and increased interactions with the Board of Regents.