UM: State of the University

University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman gave her annual State of the University speech on Wednesday, in which she highlighted the need to continue investing in the institution: “For nearly a decade now, our state has faced difficult fiscal circumstances. That has resulted in a decline in state support for its public universities of almost 14 percent. For our state to be prosperous and successful, higher education must flourish. Our institutions provide the talented graduates, the discoveries and technologies, and the creativity and innovation that will be essential to our collective future.” [Transcript of speech]