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Students build straw bale house

Straw bale house

How 22 undergrads and one fearless leader used 200 bales of straw to build U-M’s first off-the-grid structure.

Feminists burn textbook

Book burning

In 1973, student feminists burned a textbook containing ‘criminally sexist material’ written by U-M’s chair of obstetrics and gynecology.

The Aquaponics Oasis Food Production System (Image courtesy of Michelle Leach.)

(Fish) farm to table

Biomedical engineer/alum creates the ‘Oasis,’ a portable mini-ecosystem ideal for people facing food insecurity.