As I hope many of you know already, last week, on Nov. 4, elections were held across the country, including of course, right here in Michigan. This was actually my first election, so I was sure to register and do my research prior to my vote. It was a very exciting day for me, and hopefully many of you.
On Wednesday, Nov. 5, the University of Michigan- Dearborn held a Government Career Fair in Kochoff Hall B and C with agencies and companies like Tardec, Fairfax County Police Department, U.S. Border Patrol, Peace Corps, D.E.A. and many more.
For any college student the financial aid process can seem overwhelming and tiring. Lately, there has been a bit of confusion regarding refunds and financial aid here at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, so I thought I would try and clarify some of the issues.
Most students are expecting a refund because they received financial aid, but paid more on their initial tuition charges or they paid for their classes and received another payment type on a later date.
The Victors for Michigan Campaign has been in the news a lot recently and for good reason. It is the largest campaign in the University’s history.
For those who are not yet familiar with the campaign here is a recap.
In front of the field house, a small rock concert like atmosphere is brewing. On Friday Oct. 24, as part of the kick off to UMD’s 4 year fundraising campaign they hosted “light up the night”, an event full of music, fun and camaraderie. The message of the event is “get involved.” For many this seems counterintuitive, to them, our university is a commuter school. But the fact is there is so much more offered.
As some of you may know, our Vice Chancellor, Stanley Henderson, has announced that he’s retiring after dedicating the last ten years of his career to making University of Michigan-Dearborn a great place to be. I interviewed him in hopes to help all of us really understand what an impact he’s made on our school and thank him for it; his responses and passion are assuring that his shoes will be hard to fill.
In lieu of the recent sexual assault on campus, I took it upon myself to help spread this never-stressed-enough message: You deserve to be safe. Of course, we can’t predict if a stranger might come up to us while we’re walking home alone at night, but don’t be fooled into thinking that this is the only kind of assault going on in today’s world. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what your sexual orientation is, or where you live—sexual abuse and assault is a problem in and out of relationships and families.
Currently, the largest campaign in UM-Dearborn’s history is in its early stage, which is also known as the quiet stage, because it has yet to be publically announced. As of Friday, Oct. 24, the nucleus funds in the campaign totaled $23.8 million. The goal is to receive $50 million from donors, who are being referred to as victors.
The generosity of a University of Michigan-Dearborn alumni, John Junge, will provide two students of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) with full ride scholarships to UM-Deaborn.