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Flags, Wall Street, stock.

Can U-M save the American Dream?

Education may hold the most potential to revive our nation’s ailing ethos, says cultural historian Neal Gabler, AB ’71/AM ’75 — emphasis on potential.

E-smoker, Michigan News

Monitoring the future

Whether it’s LSD or e-cigarettes, U-M researchers have spent 40 years citing the substances that captivate our nation’s youth. Learn what history has taught.

Indian boy with soap

One hand washes the other

What happens to those tiny bars of hotel soap on check-out? Ford School grad Erin Zaikis, AB ’10, recycles and redistributes them.

Trailer for Jennifer Karady's "Soldiers' Stories from Iraq & Afghanistan" installation

The art of war and memory

VIDEO

Past and present collide as photographer Jennifer Karady collaborates with veterans to create indelible images of a war carried home.

Robinson and Ushona

Power of one

In 1985 Deborah Robinson, PhD ’87, created a bracelet program with the names of political prisoners serving life sentences in South Africa. Solidarity prevails today.

New American family flag graphic, courtesy of ISR

The new American family

Society’s fundamental building block has morphed from the cookie-cutter norms of the last century to a vivid array of possibilities.