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Erin Russell, Rachel Reneé Russell, and Nikki Russell pose with their 'Dork Diaries' characters. (Image courtesy of the Russells.)

Revenge of the dorks

Self-proclaimed dorks Erin and Nikki Russell were bullied as kids; now the talented sisters (and their mother) are getting due payback, thanks to a mega-successful book series.

Giant Rubik's Cube installed on North Campus, 4-17

Oh my cube!

VIDEO

Engineering students install a giant Rubik’s Cube on campus — believed to be the world’s largest hand-solvable, stationary version of the famous puzzle.

Vine by design bottles

Vine by design

One LSA alum has launched a unique California company that pairs iconic winemakers with graphic artists — and yes, they’re totally fine if you pick up a bottle based on the label.

Wein-o-Rama promo from the Sterns' collection

Food for thought

The Smithsonian Institution’s archives are now home to two very different culinary collections by Rick Bayless, MA ’75, and Michael Stern, BA ’68.

Marian Van Tuyl, 1929, "Feminine Ideal"

Feminine ideal

“Belle, Scholar, Athlete.” In the 1930s, a portrait in the Michigan League honored student Marian Van Tuyl as the epitome of young womanhood.

Students perform in Cuba, 2017

The beating heart of Cuba

For jazz percussionists, Cuba is the holy grail of influence. During a recent Spring Break, music students traveled south to find it.