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Education & Society

Thank you President Mary Sue Coleman

#Thank you, Mary Sue


President Coleman reflects on her 12-year tenure as U-M’s 13th president. After an amazing run, she’ll retire this summer.

Edited version of On Purpose cover

On purpose

Losing his daughter to heart disease nearly derailed Professor Vic Strecher until he discovered his mission to help others live their fullest lives.

George Perrault

Helping a nation mourn

In November 1963, U.S. Naval officer George Perrault took his place in history as a member of the “Death Watch” following JFK’s assassination.

Pavel in classroom

Man on a mission

As a high school teacher in Detroit, former enlisted U.S. Marine Ryan Pavel, BA ’12, embraces a new call to service.