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The Michigan IT News accepts submitted obituaries for active or retired faculty or staff members that are provided by family, colleagues, a university department, or funeral homes within three months of the faculty or staff member’s death. They should not exceed 600 words and can include a high-resolution image that will be cropped to a head shot. 

The submission deadline is noon on the last Wednesday of the month preceding publication of the Michigan IT News’ next publication. Obituaries should be submitted via Google Doc or a plain-text format via the submission form.

Obituaries are published in the Michigan IT News newsletter and are included on the Michigan IT News website. Links to obituaries or memorial articles for active faculty or staff only, and which are published on another university unit’s website, may be included in the Michigan IT News when the editors are made aware of them.


Michigan IT News is guided by a dedicated working group of Michigan IT staff who make sure we keep focused on the issues, interests, and developments that are important to the community. They are:

  • Tom Burns (ITS/Office of the CIO)
  • Phillip Cameron (LSA LRC)
  • Sean Corp (Center for Academic Innovation)
  • Julie MacDonald (ITS)
  • Annaliese Gottschalk (ITS)
  • Bill Hegyi (Ross IT)
  • Joe Lubomirski (Dearborn ITS)
  • Peter A. Knoop (LSA Technology Services)
  • Chase Masters (University Library)
  • Lisa Nuñez (HITS)
  • Josh Simon (LSA Technology Services)

Interested in contributing your expertise to Michigan IT News? Consider joining us! Contact the working group.


Michigan IT News is published by and for the U-M IT community to provide updates, build community, and spark conversation about how to support U-M’s current and future needs through the innovative use of technology. This site is sponsored by the Office of the CIO, hosted by LSA Technology Services, and maintained by ITS communications staff. Michigan IT News follows The University Record’s guidelines for online comments.