As a gay youth, Edmund White, BA ’62, bemoaned the dearth of books that reflected his experience. So, he wrote his own. Today he holds the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.
It’s been home away from home for Jewish students for nearly a century, offering everything from free Shabbat dinners to spiritual support and academic guidance.
Dominique Morisseau (center), BFA ’00, is known as ‘Detroit’s playwright’ in NYC. The city is a main character in much of her work.
While still a U-M student, Nicole Khamis, BA ’17, responded to an international crisis by founding a refugee assistance program.