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UMSI’s Dean Finholt recommended as U-M vice provost

Provost Laurie McCauley is recommending Thomas A. Finholt, dean in the School of Information, as the University of Michigan’s next vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs, effective Aug. 15, 2022. Finholt said, “While the new building isn’t done, accomplishing the combination of campus, state and donor funding to launch construction was a key accomplishment of my period as dean.”

How is it going? See for yourself. U-M’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction unit has installed two cameras providing a live look at the Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building construction site. One camera provides a view from the Walgreen Drama Center, facing north. The other, from the Bob and Betty Beyster Building, facing west.

The Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building’s future location has been fenced off for preparation. Construction crews have begun work on excavating the site’s hill, building a concrete retaining wall, and establishing project headquarters. North Campus denizens bid temporary farewell to portions of two Blue Pass parking lots.

The U-M Board of Regents approved schematics of the 163,000-square-foot Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building.

A $25 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation, founded by software entrepreneur Larry Leinweber, will help fund a new 163,000 square foot state of the art facility on the university’s North Campus.