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Blood in the water

Author and U-M professor Heather Ann Thompson, BA ’87/MA ’87, delivers the first definitive history of the 1971 Attica prison uprising and its devastating aftermath.

Henderson's house on Tuxedo

Home is where the art is

Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Henderson, BA ’92, embodies the ‘power of one’ as he transforms his blighted childhood home into a Detroit literary center.

Jibreel Black

Every day is game day

Former Wolverines’ defensive tackle Jibreel Black, ’14, is riding a different kind of team bus these days. He’s on a cross-country journey to inspire volunteerism.

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From tragedy to triumph

Mitchell Robins, BBA ’77, and Amy Robins, BS ’78, lost their teenage son to cancer. Today their Seany Foundation helps other young warriors ‘reach for the sky.’

Vietnam Protest, Oct. 1969: Credit Jay Cassidy

Day of dissent

On Oct.15, 1969, President Robben Fleming advised U-M faculty to forgo attendance. The campus had been given over to the biggest of all 1960s peace protests.