Campus Life

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. A dream of fundamental justice

    In 1900, the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians lost their land and rightful place as a sovereign nation. Today, with input from other Native voices, an Ojibwe artist highlights the tribe’s history and current bid for federal reaffirmation in an exhibition at the U-M Museum of Art.

  5. Athletes as entrepreneurs

    With recent changes to NCAA rules, student-athletes now have the opportunity to earn income from their name, image, and likeness (NIL) through third-party deals. At U-M, members of the Zell Entrepreneurship Clinic are at the forefront of NIL work, helping student-athletes understand the laws and start their own businesses.

  6. Adieu, Elbel Field

    This nondescript patch of land in the heart of Ann Arbor has been home base for varsity athletes, amateur players, marching musicians, and many others during the last seven decades. In August, the field will move to make space for a $500-million complex of student residence halls.

  7. U-M Biological Station gains ground

    The University is expanding its nature holdings in northern Michigan with the purchase of approximately 40 acres near the U-M Biological Station, a move intended to preserve the area from potential development.

  8. Marsalis to Class of 2023: ‘We need a revolution of thought and feeling’

    Declaring them a ‘bridge in the unrelenting cycle of life,’ renowned musician Wynton Marsalis told U-M graduates they must step up during difficult times to be leaders, critical thinkers, and people willing to spark a change.

  9. From dismissive to diehard: How U-M’s chief marshal learned to love commencement

    He may have dismissed his own commencement ceremonies as meaningless, but professor Mika LaVaque-Manty came to revere the academic ritual soon after he volunteered as U-M’s chief marshal in 2008. He will pass the torch following Spring 2023 commencement.