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Education & Society

  1. A game-changer for mental health: Sports icons open up

    By being open about what they were experiencing, and not “toughing it out” or stifling their feelings like generations of athletes have had to do, Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and others did more than spare themselves injury or defeat.

  2. ‘We have so much to explain’

    There’s a reason so many American classics spring from the fertile literary terrain of Mississippi, says author and Ole Miss professor W. Ralph Eubanks, MA ’79. The trauma that informs its beauty ‘holds up a mirror to the rest of America,’ he says.

  3. Protests in Cuba: The beginning of a new revolution?

    U-M sociologist Silvia Pedraza says Cuban unrest is the result of a perfect storm that includes the coronavirus pandemic, the lack of a charismatic leader, the deep financial crisis unleashed by changes in the currency, and greater access to the internet in recent years.

  4. U-M overhauls its approach to addressing sexual misconduct

    A new multidisciplinary unit — the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office — will house many of the critical functions around equity and civil rights work, including Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other forms of discrimination. 

  5. ‘I’m Richard, your son’

    New York-based news anchor Richard Lui, MBA ’01, risked losing his career to care for his elderly father in San Francisco. But then his boss, a fellow’ long-distance caregiver,’ demonstrated the tremendous power of a compassionate workplace.

  6. U-M to establish institute for firearm injury prevention

    A $10-million University commitment over five years will support research regarding firearm injuries across the lifespan: suicide, community and school-based violence, domestic violence, peer violence, police violence, and more.

  7. U-M extends Go Blue Guarantee to all campuses

    Beginning this fall, full-time, high-achieving in-state undergraduate students attending UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint will automatically qualify for the award if they have a family income of $65,000 or less and assets less than $50,000.

  8. U-M is top U.S. public university in QS World Rankings

    U-M was ranked as the top U.S. public university in the latest QS World University Rankings for 2021. The University has maintained its top ranking since 2016, and ranked 21st overall among more than 1,000 institutions on the list.

  9. Schools, parents should use summer to prepare their K-12 students for fall in-person classes

    Now that many schools nationwide have announced plans to hold in-person sessions this fall, questions have been raised about what’s next for students who spent much of the last year learning virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. A U-M expert seeks to answer them.