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Education & Society

Teacher with kids, stock

Brain drain

The gap between income and achievement in school is well documented, but new research finds physiological differences in our poorest children’s brains.


Can we talk?

In a time when science is often dismissed as mere opinion, many academics are attempting to raise the level of public discourse. So where do universities come in?

The Way it Is by Rafael DeJesus

Prison arts work

For 25 years, the Prison Creative Arts Project has inspired inmates statewide to mine fertile, creative territory and create bold, original work.

Ian Clemens family bikes for scholarship fundraising

Biking for scholars


In a journey to help their son’s legacy achieve what he could not, the family of a late U-M student hopes to start a dialogue about college affordability.


Tiger by the tale

Bookish historian Alice Dalligan, AM ’48/AMLS ’51, became a bona fide baseball nut when sportscaster Ernie Harwell donated his archive to the Detroit Public Library in ’66.