UM: Maternity Leave

In an article focused on changes at Michigan Technical Institute, the Detroit Free Press reports on the increasing number of Michigan graduate schools that have implemented flexible maternity leaves and accommodations to students. The article mentions that UM began their policy in 2008, and quotes UM graduate student Heidi Liere, who took time off when her daughter was born last September. If not for the policy, Liere said, “I would have had to take the whole semester off.” [Source]