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Avery Hopwood, 1924

Hopwood in Havana

Cuba is top of mind for many these days. In 1924 playwright Avery Hopwood visited Havana, and his vivid diary captures the city’s heyday.

Pryor upon release, with parents.

The spy who never was

The film Bridge of Spies is more than just a Cold War thriller for one former professor who survived the real-life saga.

Coffee researchers

Coffee Killer

There’s trouble brewing and it’s far more devastating than any cup controversy at Starbucks. It’s called ‘la roya’ and it’s wreaking havoc on coffee’s future.

Rothman with a student at Guria.

Teach the children well

While volunteering at a school for children of sex workers in India, one U-M student was transformed by society’s most vulnerable.

Ouellet with local children in Malawi.

Getting schooled

Ford School grad Leah Ouellet, BA ’13, knew that helping to build a school in Malawi would create value there. But it was her students in Detroit who really won.