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Stalking immortality

As late bloomers go, the American agave at U-M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens was peerless. At age 80, the plant gained rockstar status, only to perish soon after. Or did it?

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How we went blue

It’s short. It’s sweet. And it can really swing. But the origins of “Let’s Go Blue” were anything but simple. (With podcast.)

Jon Hein, AB '89. with Domino's pizza.

He’s a maniac

Jon Hein introduced “jump the shark” to the pop-culture lexicon. Now, in a new book about fast food, Hein shows one man’s “junk” is another man’s pleasure.

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The write side of history

Podcast: Veteran journalists recount the high stakes and high jinks of life as Michigan Daily reporters. Plus: Peace Corps at 55.

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Living the blues

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Students travel to the American south to experience the vibrant culture and living history of roots music – through people, places, and performance.

NY Phil with the MMB. Homecoming 2015

We’re with the band

Members of the New York Philharmonic get in tune with U-M students on stage and on the field during a rousing fall residency.