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JFK at the Michigan Union, 1960.

Kennedy vs. the hawks

As the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth approaches, JFK scholar James G. Blight revisits the Cuban missile crisis and shows how Kennedy’s aversion to experts helped keep us out of war.

Erin Russell, Rachel Reneé Russell, and Nikki Russell pose with their 'Dork Diaries' characters. (Image courtesy of the Russells.)

Revenge of the dorks

Self-proclaimed dorks Erin and Nikki Russell were bullied as kids; now the talented sisters (and their mother) are getting due payback, thanks to a mega-successful book series.

Professor Halderman with comptuer code behind him, COE.

The courage to resist

In the escalating struggle between the individual and the state technology favors the powerful. That’s why this computer scientist revels in righting the balance.

Vine by design bottles

Vine by design

One LSA alum has launched a unique California company that pairs iconic winemakers with graphic artists — and yes, they’re totally fine if you pick up a bottle based on the label.

Arthur Miller

An uncommon education: Ep 4

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In “A Writer Worth Reading,” Detroit Public Television partners with U-M historians to explore the University’s commitment to “the new, the unusual, and the radical.”