Articles of note from the Ann Arbor News:

> U-M, AATA work on free ridership deal
> U-M to replace Mott Hospital
> What does it take to be a ‘cool city?
> Book festival could be start of something big

And this:

” ‘M’ flag stolen from rooftop at U-M

A large University of Michigan flag was swiped from the top of the Michigan Union, according to the U-M Department of Public Safety. The theft was discovered Monday morning. It appeared that someone got to the large block “M” flag from the rooftop off the sixth floor of the union, reports said. No suspects have been identified.” (Police beat)

Also, the weather forecast for this Saturday, according to the National Weather Service: 40-60 degrees, with a 60% chance of thunderstorms. Here’s the “incliment weather plan” from the Graduation Information website:

“Inclement Weather Plan

Given the size of Spring Commencement, it is logistically infeasible to move this ceremony to an alternate location while maintaining its University-wide, inclusive focus.

Spring Commencement will occur in Michigan Stadium regardless of the weather. While umbrellas are not encouraged, they are not barred in the stadium if it is raining. We ask individuals using umbrellas inside the stadium to be respectful of those around them.

The ceremony also will be shown on video screens in Crisler Arena. Because seating capacity in the arena is limited, students will receive only two general admission tickets for this option.

In the event of severe weather (such as a thunderstorm or tornado watch or warning), the order of exercises will be appropriately shortened while still maintaining essential elements such as the conferring of degrees on the undergraduates. Pre-recorded music will be substituted for the commencement band in the event of rain.

Commencement organizers ask for your understanding in the event that this inclement weather plan needs to be implemented. “

Author: Rob