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Susan Rosegrant

Susan Rosegrant

SUSAN ROSEGRANT has spent the last 30 years as a researcher, freelance writer, and author, focusing on topics of general public interest ranging from high-tech economic development to the evolving word of international trade. From 1993-2007, she worked as a case writer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Since moving to Ann Arbor in 2007, Rosegrant has drawn on her experience to teach creative writing, non-fiction writing, and narrative journalism at the University of Michigan’s Residential College. In addition, she is a writer at the Institute for Social Research, contributing profiles and other narrative pieces.
U-M's Ronald Inglehart -- New retirement is no retirement

To retire or not to retire?

Once upon a time, baby boomers were typecast as feckless do-nothings who cared only for sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Lately, however, people born between 1946 and 1964 have taken on a new role: workaholic. According to a new U-M study, boomers now hitting retirement age are hanging onto their jobs like never before. In fact, some are forgetting to retire altogether.

Hidden costs of war

The hidden costs of war

A new study from the Institute for Social Research (ISR) shows ethnic political violence has a cascading effect, stimulating violence within communities, schools, peers, and families.

Athletics, Justin Dickens

Aging successfully

The new year brings an awareness that we’re all a bit older. Aging expert Robert Kahn shares timeless wisdom, which these spirited alumni clearly know.