Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Campus Life

  1. The accidental cartoonist grows up

    Artist-turned-author Cathy Guisewite, BA ’72, pivots from comics to prose with a collection of wry and relatable essays about the absurdities of adulthood.

  2. Gymnasts advocate for athletes’ mental health

    When the careers of Big Ten champs Polina Shchennikova and Sam Roy were cut short, they confronted a tough emotional transition. Now, as student assistant coaches, they have a new mission.

  3. This is how you ‘capture space’

    The Michigan Union reopened Jan. 13 after 18 months of renovation and restoration. Upgrades speak to the 21st-century student while honoring the building’s architectural and historic integrity.

  4. A chance to speak her name: Tara Ogunde

    She completed her U-M Law degree while being treated for cancer. In late 2019, Tara Ogunde’s father, Kunle, BSE ’78, and mother, Angela, accepted their late daughter’s diploma and memorialized her at the Rogel Cancer Center.

  5. Episode 33: Squirrels on film, featuring Corey Seeman

    The U-M campus squirrel is a one-of-a-kind critter, especially when compared to its cousins ‘in the wild.’ Find out why Ross’ director of library services has taken nearly 70,000 photos of these furry creatures, including the one-armed Lefty.

  6. He’s doing research at U-M — and he’s 14

    When Daniel Liu buttons his lab coat, he transforms from a not-so-average teenager into a determined researcher. His plan is to produce ‘greener’ pharmaceuticals.

  7. U-M to build $300m center in Detroit

    The Detroit Center for Innovation will serve students pursuing advanced degrees in mobility, artificial intelligence, data science, and more. Construction begins in 2021.

  8. Episode 32: The band plays on, feat. John Pasquale

    The world may be rife with chaos, but one thing never changes: When football fans enter the Big House, the Michigan Marching Band will deliver a performance unrivaled by any competition.

  9. Meet me at Camp Davis

    Since 1929, students of earth and environmental sciences have convened at U-M’s Camp Davis in Wyoming. A recent reunion inspired some heated (but friendly) debate.