UM: Mike Wallace

Several University of Michigan executives and faculty members respond to news of journalist Mike Wallace’s death, in a posting on the University Record. Wallace, a UM alumnus, had several deep connections to the university. He served as honorary co-chair of the Michigan Difference Campaign, which raised more than $3 billion, and was a key donor to the Knight-Wallace Fellows, a UM program for mid-career journalists. He provided funding and the house where the program is located at 620 Oxford St., known as the Mike and Mary Wallace House. From UM president Mary Sue Coleman’s statement: ”Society will remember Mike Wallace as a dedicated, hard-charging journalist. At the University of Michigan, we know him as that and so much more. He was extremely generous with his time, his papers, his financial support, and, most important, his belief in this university and its role in today’s world.” [Source]