The Arb will get a good addition – a amphitheatre at a site which has held in recent years piles of brush and rubble:
Collaboration between the Nichols Arboretum and the Taubman College of Architecture Urban Planning will result in a new amphitheatre on the site of a former parking lot, just north and west of the Arb’s Dow Field. …
> U Record: “Amphitheatre coming to the Arb”
Also, honorary degress this year will go to the following people:
” … The honorary degrees to be conferred, including four to U-M alumni, are: Davis, doctor of humane letters; Daniel Aaron (’33), professor emeritus of American literature at Harvard University, and founder and director of the Library of America series, doctor of humane letters; Julius Chambers (’59), director of the Civil Rights Center of the University of North Carolina Law School, doctor of laws; William Nelson Joy (’75), Internet pioneer and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, doctor of engineering; Helmut Stern, industrialist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and humanitarian, doctor of laws; and Karen Uhlenbeck (’64), the Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents’ Chair in Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin, doctor of science. … “
Also, scholar and actress Anna Deavere Smith will speak at Rackham on April 1.