Michigan Alumni honored for soaring achievements
Two high-flying California alumni, Lyle Maxey ’48 of Laguna Niguel
and Bruce Carmichael ’46 of Capistrano Beach, have been named to
the Soaring Society of America’s Hall of Fame.
Talking about words: Squatchetery
with Prof. Richard Bailey
An archaeologist carefully brushing away the silt from a prehistoric
kitchen midden can look downward into deep time, descending from nails
to spear points to fire-hardened sticks.
In our 1998 summer issue, our cover story reported on the Fishing America
Project of Art School alum Larry Stark '65, a printmaker and photographer.
Self-described "policy wonk" Harold Ford '96 JD isn't related
to Gerald R. Ford '35 (see story below), but the US representative and
the former president share an enthusiasm for politics.
flu vaccine available this fall
When Hunein "John" Maassab got his doctorate in epidemiology
in 1956, his dissertation was on influenza, and he has continued researching
flu right up to this fall's release of an inhalable flu vaccine he helped
Little Brown Jug
"Perhaps it is a matter of poetic justice that the Jug, now over
a half-century old, has spent approximately half of its existence on the
campus of each of these two great universities," Thomas B. Roberts
of the class of 1904 wrote in 1959 of the Little Brown Jug that the Michigan
and Minnesota football teams play for each fall.
I'm working with a small herd of isolated and genetically unique woodland
caribou that range on the southern Yukon/Alaskan border, about 200 miles
north of Haines Junction (where I live).
When you defrost a pizza and find the pepperoni and mozzarella flavorful,
you can thank Dick Maskell for it—and Napoleon, too.
the U-M Admission System Affected Me
I didn't pay much attention when I first heard about the lawsuits against
the University of Michigan. Every year that I was an undergraduate, a
few letters protesting the admission policies were written to the college
paper by angry rich white kids,
Last Russian Tsar Was 'A Nester At Heart'
After the sudden death of his father, the imperious Tsar Alexander III,
in fall 1894, 26-year-old Nicholas Romanov turned with damp blue eyes
to a cousin and cried, "What is going to happen to me? To all of
I never imagined that a famous place could be so horrible. There I was,
feeling trapped beneath the Earth's crust in a deep, dark mine in southern
Bolivia, crawling through claustrophobic tunnels in Silver Mountain, known
locally here in Potosi, Bolivia, as Cerro Rico.
In 1994, Jillian Shanebrook wrapped up dual master's degrees in Asian
studies and development economics in Ann Arbor and headed to Indonesia
for a teaching job. Not long after her arrival she was surprised to find
herself one of Asia's top magazine models.
When Anderson arrived in Surry, in rural southeast Virginia, in 1968,
the public school system was in ruins. The county's white minority had
responded to the1954 Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation
in schools by abandoning the school system, until only six white children
Life of Evading a Career
My parents grabbed me, my brother, and some rattan chairs in 1960 to flee
Holland for the promised land of America. Looking at a photo my uncle
took of us scurrying across the tarmac, my mother recently admitted my
father never told her we were departing her beloved Amsterdam until it
was too late.