Campus Life

  1. When ‘Red Emma’ came to town

    In the 1910s, anarchist, writer, and provocateur Emma Goldman, described by J. Edgar Hoover as ‘the most dangerous woman in America,’ paid regular visits to Ann Arbor. She described one rowdy U-M crowd as ‘pampered parasites, not one of them with enough backbone to fight a flea.’

  2. Panel explores hip-hop, CRT connections at DEI Summit assembly

    The power of the narrative can be harnessed to “change perspectives, promote social progress, and particularly amplify the voices of marginalized individuals and communities,” SMTD professor Antonio Cuyler told attendees of the October ’23 DEI summit. Narrative storytelling is where CRT converges with hip-hop, he said.

  3. University seeks nominations for honorary degree recipients

    Nominees may be individuals who have advanced their field of endeavor in significant ways, or who have made compelling contributions to society. Nominating deadline for candidates to be considered for the 2024 Spring Commencement Exercises is 5 p.m. Oct. 16.

  4. ‘These young Americans’

    The first Japanese American workers arrived on the U-M campus in 1943. When they were willing to wash dishes and stock shelves, the University opened its doors. When they applied as students, the doors closed.

  5. Dick Gaskill and his photographic memory

    After seven decades, Michigan Marching Band photographer Dick Gaskill, BBA ’57, has finally put down his gameday camera. But all those memories at Michigan Stadium are forever printed in the pages of history, and on his heart.

  6. Water conservation and access will be yearlong focus at UMSI

    School of Information students are looking through the ‘lens of an information professional’ and using data to tackle urgent water-related issues in Michigan and around the globe. Partners in the school’s inaugural ‘theme year’ include representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  7. U-M parents give $20M to advance new center for recreation and well-being

    Philip and Nicole Hadley’s commitment to the U-M student experience represents the largest gift to date from a member of the Parent & Family Leadership Council volunteer network, as well as the largest gift ever to support campus recreation.

  8. Web developer’s photography passion takes flight

    Jocelyn Anderson does not consider herself an expert birder. Not yet, at least. But one look at her website or Instagram account is like walking into an aviary chock full of birds from all corners of Michigan.

  9. Cannupa Hanska Luger ‘GIFTS’ U-M campus with public art installation

    The installation refers to the 1817 Treaty of Fort Meigs, which states that Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawatomi tribes gifted the land to U-M upon which the Ann Arbor campus stands. The work contributes to a campuswide initiative to challenge University history.