Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Education & Society

  1. Safer play: How 90,000 Michigan soccer players went back to playing the sport they love

    When soccer teams across Michigan meet over the next few weeks for traditional tournaments and championships, the COVID-19 mask mandates and event attendance restrictions will start feeling like a thing of the past.

  2. Committee recommends Yost name for removal; feedback sought

    The U-M community is invited to provide feedback on the recommendation by the President’s Advisory Committee on University History to remove Fielding H. Yost’s name from Yost Ice Arena.

  3. Confused about the latest mask rules? Read this

    The CDC’s recent announcement that fully vaccinated people can now go without a mask in more places – indoors and outdoors – might sound like music to your ears. But the new guidance doesn’t apply to all places or people.

  4. ‘A student I knew well was getting skinnier before my eyes’

    Transplant surgeon Michael Englesbe assumed anxiety was causing his research associate’s weight loss. But it was poverty. So he enlisted a crew to create the Shield Fund to support struggling medical students.

  5. The suicide rate among female nurses is shocking

    The 3 million nurses working in the U.S. today comprise the country’s largest health-care workforce — 85 percent of whom are women. They are twice as likely to die by suicide than the general female population, and 70 percent more likely than female physicians.

  6. Fourth-generation grad for the Balogh family

    The Wolverine blood runs strong in this Michigan clan, whose newest alum, Amanda Balogh, BS, is the 14th member of the family to attend U-M. The pioneer was her great-grandmother Helen Cortade, who received a Michigan master’s degree in the 1920s.

  7. Stamps students bring art projects to families at home

    Stamps students in Melanie Manos’ ‘Detroit Connections: In the Classroom’ course created ways to inspire kids with creative activities and remote art education throughout the pandemic.

  8. State House proposal would slash budget for Ann Arbor campus

    A Michigan House committee moved forward a higher-education budget bill May 5 that would radically change state-funding for U-M Ann Arbor, including a loss of some $40M in the next fiscal year.

  9. Detroit: Olympic city?

    The fate of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Game seems more uncertain than ever due to the pandemic. Detroit has long sought to host the games. Will it ever happen?