Campus Life

  1. Willis Ward: More than the game

    When Fielding Yost infamously benched Michigan’s best player during one football game in 1934, he set in motion a one-dimensional narrative about the athlete. Now a digital exhibit at the Bentley explores Willis Ward’s expansive and complicated legacy.

  2. Judy and Fred Wilpon Family Foundation: $40 million to support first-generation students

    The new gift will support U-M’s Kessler Presidential Scholars Program, which has seen an increase in graduation rates, sense of belonging, and other success outcomes for first-generation college students.

  3. Schlissel will end U-M presidency in 2023

    President Mark Schlissel has announced he will end his service as president one year earlier than his previously announced appointment. The announcement will ‘support a smooth and thoughtful leadership transition for the University,’ he says.

  4. LGBTQ+ oral histories: The ties that bind

    For 50 years, U-M’s Spectrum Center has advocated to expand civil rights and inclusion for LGBTQ+ students. Now, a new series of oral histories creates a queer sense of intergenerational connection and ‘chosen family’ to inform and enrich students of the next 50 years.

  5. U-M’s Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship celebrates a decade of ‘transformational experiences’ abroad

    The fellowship has become one of the most prestigious self-designed, independent study-abroad projects for students. From Kenya and India to South Africa and Peru, nine U-M graduating seniors — one each year since 2013 — have immersed in a new culture and academic experience.

  6. XR technology ‘brings’ conference goers to iconic U-M space

    As the Center for Academic Innovation prepared for its first annual XR Summit, organizers had an idea: create a virtual representation of the Diag for people to meet, using the technology that was the focus of the event. So cool.

  7. Wallenberg Fellowship celebrates a decade of making a difference

    In its 10 years of existence, the Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship at U-M has become one of the most prestigious self-designed, independent study-abroad projects for students.

  8. Thurnau Professor behind weather data tools wins U-M innovation award

    Perry Samson, professor of climate and space sciences and engineering, has pioneered a series of learning and weather-related tools and technologies, and has launched companies around them that serve millions.

  9. Alum Howard Bragman creates million-dollar ‘coming out’ fund

    The $1 million bequest will fund emergency financial assistance to students through the Spectrum Center, including help for mental and physical health services, short- and long-term, housing, transportation, and tuition.