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06/18/2016 - 11:56am Residency Requirements

There are many situations, caveats, and restrictions described on the Registrar's website (http://ro.umich.edu/resreg.php).  

The requirements trigger a review of your residency if you have "lived or worked outside the State of Michigan at any time within the last three years."

06/18/2016 - 10:17am Why I live in Michigan

This equation has directly affected our family's decisions.

We moved out of state for work a few years ago. The eldest proclaimed her intent to attend this-Michigan-of-ours, and we immediately sought out a new Michigan-based job in time to meet residency requirements.

There are two more that are likely to follow her lead.

05/15/2014 - 9:29am I have also had great success

I have also had great success using the Behr Silverscreen paint.  I normally ask them to only add 50% of the tint to the paint. 

What you get is a $30 solution that simply looks like a wall when the projector isn't in use (which, outside of the football season, is the majority of the time for me).

04/07/2013 - 7:42am Do I have to use NCAA.com?

It looks like the tickets are electronic and require you to swipe your credit card to get in, so I'm assuming NCAA.com is the only way to go. 

Am I just showing my age and technological novice, or is it still possible to use Stubhub/equivalent or pick them up on the street?  I'm looking for a single seat...it's a great day to be traveling to Atlanta for work!

10/25/2012 - 6:30pm How about New Orleans?

I'm stuck in NOLA this weekend. Any Mgobars down here?

01/07/2012 - 1:07pm Pilgrimage

Walk from San Diego to Ann Arbor. Who's with me?

11/21/2011 - 7:08pm Sorry

I was attempting to uniquely state that the decision was not a tough one.  Ohio is easily the bigger rival.  Wasn't trying to imply that it was a stupid post.  But you are welcome to get in line with all the others calling me that...

11/21/2011 - 6:43pm Funny story.  So I'm

Funny story.  So I'm interviewing for a job back in the day, and the Illinois-grad boss looks at my resume and says "Ooh, Michigan...big rival," to which I instinctively reply, "Really?"

I didn't get the job...

11/21/2011 - 6:40pm OHIO

OHIO.  That's a split second of my life that I'll never get back.

07/16/2011 - 8:20pm Thanks!

My family happened upon the Team at one of their stops today.  The car looks great!

The Team Members took the time to answer MANY questions from my little engineers about the project.  They represented the UM very well, and I am very appreciative of their efforts.  The little ones are still talking about it several hours later.

Well done.

01/22/2011 - 10:33pm What am I drinking?

Kool-Aid.

Oh Yeah!

01/12/2011 - 4:34pm IT Department

I'm scared that my employer's IT Department is tracking all the time that I've been on this site over the last week.

01/12/2011 - 3:35pm Mike Martin is Staying

...he also expects Denard to stay! 

http://www.detnews.com/article/20110112/SPORTS0201/101120411/1361/Defensive-lineman-Mike-Martin-will-return-to-Michigan

03/01/2010 - 2:09pm Idiots?

Turnovers are bad? I agree.

Threet and Sheridan are idiots? Not so much.

Sure, they had very little chance of succeeding given the overall situation, but I wouldn't be surprised to see either one of them be successful coaches in the future.

02/21/2010 - 2:10am 2 ideas

VICTORZ
BIG HAUS (unless the space counts as a character)

02/15/2010 - 3:32pm Yep

Those of us still in the great state of Michigan also get a 50% credit, up to $200, on your state taxes.

So for me, a $500 seat license was worth a $400 deduction on Federal and a $200 credit from the State.

Not bad. Not bad at all...

02/13/2010 - 7:34am OK, I'll bite.

Academics is a very real contributor to the Big Ten's decision here.

Granted you've only been 'round these parts for two weeks, but it has been noted many times on these pages that Big Ten schools constitute the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (w/ former member U-Chicago), which has a $5.6 billion research fund (per Wikipedia).

I expect that candidate institutions are well aware of this, as would be the Big Ten members of the Committee.

02/12/2010 - 10:36am Western Conference

We still got dibs on that, right? Tell the WAC to find a new name.

02/04/2010 - 10:09pm +1

You, sir, are a lucky man.

02/04/2010 - 8:09pm Best of SW Michigan

1. Agent 99 Belgian Trippel, from The Livery in Benton Harbor.
2. Silver Queen Helles Lager, also from The Livery.
3. Bell's Porter

09/20/2009 - 9:00pm What a great idea.

We should schedule EMU before the big Indiana showdown!

09/20/2009 - 8:55pm What would it mean if we won this one???

Oh, yeah, we'd be 2-0, and concerned about the upcoming Indiana game.

09/20/2009 - 8:51pm If you're going throwback...

then throw on the leather helmets!

09/20/2009 - 8:23pm Based on the common opponent...

it would mean that the Hoosiers are the best team in Indiana.

09/13/2009 - 3:54pm "If I had been in attendance

"If I had been in attendance yesterday, believe me, I would have been screaming my lungs out."

Several have said that the atmosphere yesterday made the RAWK music more appropriate. I'm with you during a blowout; let the band take care of business. But during a high stakes close game, get the crowd going.

I didn't sense that the use of the RAWK music really cut into the band's time. If anything, from my section, it muted the crappola coming from the other sideline.

09/13/2009 - 2:05pm Improve the timing

I, too, was surprised at how well it worked given the circumstances of the game, but...

the timing needs to improve over time. There were several instances when the music wasn't fully to through the intro when the play formation required the music to stop. Kind of awkward at times.

09/10/2009 - 8:35pm How dare you

question Charlie's dexterity with a fork!