Maize, blue, and a destiny for two
Some people believe our destiny is written in the stars. But for the families of Megan Rubiner Zinn, BA ’88, and Fred Zinn, it was written in the text of a 1946 admissions letter produced on a manual typewriter with a wonky ‘e.’
Fleming Building, RIP
No, it wasn’t designed as a fortress against student radicals. But it could have been, based on architect Alden Dow’s ‘Michigan Modern’ aesthetic. The administration’s homely headquarters has gained few admirers since opening in 1968; now it’s staring down the wrecking ball.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.