The University of Michigan
News and Information Services
News Release
412 Maynard
Ann Arbor, Michigan
November 29, 2001

UPDATED 10:35 a.m. Jan. 28

The University community responds to national tragedy

small A recently updated Travel Information and Registration website provides information to members of the University community on international travel and a registry for University people who are planning travel abroad.

small The International Institute is sponsoring an initiative on Religion, Security, and Violence in Global Contexts, including courses, public events, and other outreach activities.

small The U-M Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) has compiled suggestions for U-M instructors leading discussions of the Sept. 11 tragedy.

small Statement on interviews requested by U.S. Attorney

small Provost's statement on international student visas

small The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan has posted a list on the Web of alumni lost in the terrorist attacks.

small As of Nov. 9, bags no longer will be allowed in Yost and Crisler arenas for hockey and basketball games.

small Terry Alexander, director of U-M Office of Occupational Safety & Environmental Health and William Bess, director of the U-M Department of Public Safety and Security, have issued a letter to the U-M community reinforcing the Michigan Department of Community Health instructions for citizens to proceed with reasonable precautions but not to panic when opening mail and packages.

The Department of Public Safety and Security also reminds the U-M community of Federal Bureau of Investigation advice on what to do with suspicious packages.  [Link requires Acrobat or another .PDF file reader.]
HTML version of advisory
Information on anthrax and bioterrorism
Bess says the U-M Department of Public Safety and Security is attending to heightened security issues and is working with local, state and federal agencies as appropriate, but the department will not discuss details of any security measures being taken. Individuals with security concerns can contact the department at (734) 763-1131.

small Students in military reserves or National Guard who are called to active duty in the wake of the September 11 tragedy should contact the Office of the Registrar at 764-8284 for a personal interview. The University knows that no two students will be affected in exactly the same way. The Office of the Registrar is prepared to work with schools and colleges, the student's professors, the Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Admission or University Housing on a case by case basis to accommodate students' needs.

small The U-M Library Documents Center has a site covering many aspects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and aftermath.

small The Michigan Marching Band has produced a commemorative video of the first pre-game and half-time show in Michigan Stadium following the September 11 attack, featuring the marching bands of the U-M and Western Michigan University. Proceeds from sale of this video will be donated to the American Red Cross.

small The U-M Benefits Office has posted a revised Off-Campus Travel Handbook For Faculty, Staff and Students.

small The School of Business Administration has compiled essays for anyone interested in making a positive difference within their workplace or community following the terrorist attack of Sept. 11.

small The American Red Cross is in need of blood to replenish the nation's supply. Call (800) GIVE-LIFE—(800) 448-3543—to schedule an appointment near where you live.

If you are unable to get through to the toll-free number, the U-M School of Business Administration has an online form through which people can contact the Washtenaw Chapter of the Red Cross to set up appointments.
Open message to the University Community from the Red Cross

small Counseling resources

small Statements from University community leaders

small Other information resources

small Media coverage of U-M responses

As additional information becomes available, we will post updates to the University's main Web site at


Contact: Julie Peterson
Phone: (734) 936-5190 or pager (888) 932-3901

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