Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

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Gregg Powell, current

One day in ‘May’

In 1970, aspiring engineer Gregg Powell, BS ’71, saw the Philadelphia Orchestra at U-M’s May Festival. And everything changed.

John Tebeau, author/artist/professional host behind the bar at Brooklyn's Fort Defiance. (Image: Alex Halberstadt.)

What’s the buzz

What defines a beloved tavern, dive, or watering hole? New York-based artist/author John Tebeau, BS ’86, has a pretty good idea. In fact, he left his heart at Dominick’s and the Del Rio.

Trump coin with Kim Jong Un

Precious mettle

Coin collector Patrick Heller, BBA ’74, once held a rare doubloon worth $7.4 million. So how does he appraise the coin commemorating the U.S./North Korea summit?

Robert F. Kennedy, Detroit, 1968. (Image credit: Andrew Sacks.)

Credit due

Good news! Your 1968 photo of RFK is on the cover of a current bestseller. Bad news: It’s credited to someone else.

Edmund White, BA '62.

Pride and publishing

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.