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Jim Erickson

Jim Erickson

JIM ERICKSON is a senior public relations representative at Michigan News, the University's central news service. He was a newspaper reporter at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel before joining Michigan News in 2007. As a science writer, he won a Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers, and was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Erickson has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's in English from Hamilton College.
Pipeline, Straits of Mackinac

Straits of Mackinac at risk?

More than 700 miles of shoreline in lakes Huron and Michigan are potentially vulnerable to oil spills if the pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac ruptures.

Mammoth Excavation Near Chelsea, Michigan

Larger than life


What do you do when you’re digging a ditch on your farm and encounter a large, unidentified object sprouting two giant tusks? Call U-M paleontologist Dan Fisher.