Education & Society

  1. Hey Siri, are we cool?

    AI is developing rapidly, and there’s no consensus on what that means. Some think it will lead to human extinction. Others point out that it could help address medicine shortages or plan vacations. So what do humans do with all this? LSA faculty and alumni experts weigh in on what to make of AI’s changing landscape.

  2. Encampment cleared: Campus climate update

    Update May 21: Police have cleared the pro-Palestinian encampment on the University of Michigan Diag. Student protesters demand the University divest from companies profiting from the conflict. Read the administration’s statements regarding recent events, both on and off campus.

  3. Brad Meltzer, BA ’92, tells Class of 2024: ‘Unleash your kindness’

    2024 commencement speaker Brad Meltzer shares how magic provides insight to shape lives, aligning with classmate Desmond Howard (far left), and 2023 national champions Blake Corum and J.J. McCarthy, to drive home the point.

  4. Rolling the dice on addiction

    College sports deliver some of the most thrilling moments in athletics. But it’s not all fun and games for gambling addicts whose fortunes rise and fall with each contest. Now, as online betting becomes more popular and accessible, college students are increasingly vulnerable to getting hooked, warn U-M experts.

  5. ‘On a scale of 1 to 5, are you….’

    How do people feel about the president? The new laundry detergent? The state of the world? Prior to the Likert Scale and the founding of U-M’s Institute for Social Research, it was difficult to say. ISR’s legacy lives in every massive sample survey since Truman beat Dewey in 1948.

  6. Look to Michigan: The ‘defining public university of the future’

    U-M’s blueprint for the next decade — Vision 2034 — leverages the community’s excellence at scale to confront the future’s most significant challenges, from AI and precision medicine to campus well-being and carbon neutrality. 

  7. Volunteers needed for study: Learn how exposure to ‘forever chemicals’ impacts cancer risk

    U-M investigators need your help to understand statewide environmental exposures and cancer risk. Researchers hope to recruit 100,000 Michiganders ages 18-49 from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, with a focus on residents in Metro Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Saginaw.

  8. Too much screen time? U-M pioneers digital wellness program for youths

    Addiction, cyberbullying, eating disorders, anxiety, and other mental health issues caused by problematic digital practices and an increase in screen time are some of the themes of a new and unique U-M interprofessional Peer-to-Peer Digital Wellness class.

  9. U-M debate team secures its first national title

    After finishing runner-up seven times, the U-M debate team clinched its first national championship April 8. U-M Debate, which began in 1903, is one of the oldest debate programs in the United States. Debaters Kelly Phil and Bennett Dombcik won on a 5-0 decision against the University of Kansas in the 2024 tournament.