Campus Life

  1. Sometimes the ‘hero’s journey’ takes an unexpected turn

    John Levinson, MBA ’75, is a passionate Wolverine who has attended 587 consecutive Michigan games, peaking with the 2023 national championship. Now adapting to a diagnosis of ALS, the indomitable Levinson plans to be back in the Big House — and on the road — next fall.

  2. The ‘super-university’ moves north

    When U-M regents broke ground on North Campus in 1952, they were responding to more than a postwar growth spurt in admissions. They were signaling the University’s full embrace of research applied to the demands of an urban, industrial society.

  3. Out of the woods and into the ethos: Unique business course still resonates

    One year on, Michigan Ross students assess the impact of an inaugural management course that took them to the wooded, lakefront campus of U-M’s Biological Station. The goal? To align their highest character ideals with the realities of a business career. So, how’s it going?

  4. MLK Symposium gets underway with best-selling author, legal scholar, and social justice advocate

    U-M’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium kicked off Jan. 15 with memorial keynote lecturer Michelle Alexander. The theme of the 2024 symposium is “Transforming the Jangling Discords of Our Nation into a Beautiful Symphony.”

  5. Wolverines are the 2023 College Football Playoff national champions

    The Michigan Wolverines beat the Washington Huskies 34-13 Jan. 8 to claim the national college football title. Go Blue! Check out this video recapping all the excitement!

  6. Can you hear the music: Q&A with Ann Jeffers

    Ann Jeffers, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, recently released the memoir ‘Can You Hear the Music: My Journey Through Madness.’ She details her struggle with bipolar disorder and psychotic episodes while trying to establish her career and family.

  7. Big chill? Not in this ‘Circle of Estrogen’

    It’s been 40 years since ‘The Big Chill’ examined the nature of lifelong bonds — the ones forged in college — that couldn’t survive the real world. In the case of 12 alumnae who met as U-M freshmen in 1985, those bonds remain as solid as the day they moved into Alice Lloyd Hall.

  8. ‘VR is not the next SmartPhone’

    Jeremy Bailenson, BS ’94, served as one of the consultants on the $2.3-billion Sphere in Las Vegas, the groundbreaking immersive entertainment venue. Extended reality isn’t just for play, he says. Impactful learning experiences are among the technology’s most impressive benefits.

  9. The unsinkable Sarah E. Ray

    In 1945, Sarah Elizabeth Ray was denied passage on a ferry on the Detroit River because she was Black. She fought the injustice, became a civil rights activist, and her case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, her legacy is being preserved in a collection coming to the Bentley Historical Library.