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

Campus Life

  1. Who loves America?

    Conservatives often suspect U-M of harboring card-carrying communists, but in the late 1930s it was true. In his book, ‘A Good American Family,’ journalist David Maraniss explores the early life of his father, an editor at ‘The Michigan Daily.’

  2. Step right up!

    Before and after the turn of the 20th century, spring in Ann Arbor brought parades, circuses, and attendant student mischief – including an elephant stampede set off by hooligans tossing firecrackers.

  3. Old bones, new home

    U-M’s Museum of Natural History is now open in the Biological Sciences Building, blurring the traditional boundaries between researcher and visitor.

  4. Fund supports reporters

    Former media executive John Madigan, BBA ’58/MBA ’59, empowers student journalists with a fund named for former Chicago Tribune editor and Michigan Daily alumna (1977-78) Ann Marie Lipinski, BA ’94.

  5. ‘Where do you want to go?’

    Gov. Whitmer tells U-M graduates they’re ‘in the driver’s seat’ at 2019 Spring Commencement. The governor received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during the ceremony.

  6. Episode 27: Being not-rich at U-M

    The ‘real’ college admissions scandal is not about cheating and bribery, says public policy senior Lauren Schandevel. It’s about how low-income students get lost amid the unwritten norms, values, and expectations on a wealthy college campus.

  7. From trash talk to legislation

    In 1976, three student activists walked across the state, collecting rubbish and publicizing ‘Proposal A.’ They succeeded in passing a radical initiative to recycle aluminum cans and glass bottles, transforming Michigan’s landscape.

  8. ‘Lego guy’ brings STEM to Mott kids

    A custom robotics kit offers distraction and entertainment while teaching tech skills to hospitalized youngsters. Alum John McInerney hopes to scale the program through his Ann Arbor venture, Buildup Mobile.

  9. Professor Emerita of Organ Marilyn Mason dies at 93

    The internationally acclaimed concert organist served on the SMTD faculty for 67 years, setting a record as the longest-serving faculty member in U-M’s history.