As the world’s Olympians basked in gold and glory, six female swimmers quietly conquered the treacherous waters of the English Channel to honor a friend.
What do U-M profs, technology start – ups, and brain probes have in common?
“I forget that this is weird,” says urban farmer, entrepreneur, and alumna Carolyn Leadley, sitting in the shade of a mulberry tree next to her large market garden on Detroit’s east side. Leadley and husband, Jack Van Dyke, are working the land while working a hypothesis: Can urban agriculture be a viable business?
The Spectrum Center, which serves and advocates for students of various sexual orientations, was the first of its kind on any American campus. This fall it is celebrating its 40th anniversary. How times have changed.
U-M’s first black football player, George Jewett, spoke four languages, was valedictorian of his high school, earned a medical degree, and could wriggle through defenders or break a nose when he had to.
Over the last 40 years, the Spectrum Center has offered help and a community to gay students.