Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Archive for January, 2010

Media coverage of the University of Michigan

U-M helps transform the economy and teacher education; the oldest American in Canada is an alum; two Wolverines, ranked #1 in the world in ice dancing, vie for the Olympics; new A.D. Dave Brandon resolves to heal rifts among U-M fans; and more.

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Back to his roots

After graduation, Karl Rosaen moved from Michigan to Silicon Valley, where he worked on the now-famous Google Android phone. So when he wanted to start his own high tech firm, where did he go? Back home to Michigan, of course. A story about hope for a new economy.

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The Del Rio: hippie hotbed

Second home to radicals, hipsters, jazz lovers, rock stars, nudists, DetBurgers, giant burritos and the Midwest’s most hostile waitstaff, the Del Rio bar embodied countercultural Ann Arbor—until it finally outlived its times and closed. In this book excerpt, the Del’s former owner Ernie Harburg remembers when Ann Arbor was a very different place.