This is how you build interdisciplinary strength

From the Chronicle of Higher Education on the University of Michigan’s plan to build faculty strength in interdisciplinary areas:

The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor plans to spend $30-million over the next five years on hiring 100 new tenure-track faculty members to lead interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas such as energy and environmental sustainability.

Kudos to President Coleman–that’s really vision and it’ll make a difference I believe. This from a state with an economy that is anemic at best.