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

Education & Society

  1. From trash talk to legislation

    In 1976, three student activists walked across the state, collecting rubbish and publicizing ‘Proposal A.’ They succeeded in passing a radical initiative to recycle aluminum cans and glass bottles, transformin Michigan’s landscape.

  2. A (tiny) face in the crowd

    How 50 years and one photo captured an icon’s essence, soothed an artist’s soul, and validated a family’s tall tale.

  3. ‘Lego guy’ brings STEM to Mott kids

    A custom robotics kit offers distraction and entertainment while teaching tech skills to hospitalized youngsters. Alum John McInerney hopes to scale the program through his Ann Arbor venture, Buildup Mobile.

  4. 3,000 toe tags: 1 massive tragedy

    Anthropologist Jason De León humanizes undocumented migrants through art that confronts viewers with the actual names, dates, locations, and conditions of people who died attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

  5. New alumni portals for community, education

    The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan has expanded its digital universe to make it easier for alumni to connect and learn in person and online.

  6. Lecturer brings prison experience to the classroom

    UM-Dearborn’s Aaron Kinzel uses his life story and personal experience with incarceration to teach students about the criminal justice system.

  7. Schlissel calls for greater state investment in direct-to-student aid

    U-M president spoke before the state legislature as lawmakers began considering budget appropriations for the FY2019-20.

  8. Victors for Michigan final results show $5.28 billion total

    The campaign, which closed Dec. 31, 2018, counted more than 398,000 donors giving 2.4 million gifts over seven and a half years.

  9. The best possible parent

    Parents facing such stresses as poverty, incarceration, or mental health issues may pass that stress along to young children, impacting the child’s health for years.