After a ceremony Wednesday afternoon, the University of Michigan’s School of Information expanded its partnership with the Peace Corps through two new initiatives. The first agreement allowed the University to create its own branch of the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. The Coverdell program provides financial support and academic credit to any students who have previously served in the Peace Corps, allowing them to count part of their time in the organization towards graduation. The second created a partnership with the University and the Master’s International Program, which will allow students to start their Masters in Science in Information before serving in the Peace Corps and return to it once they complete their service. This program is the first ever at an Information School.