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

Education & Society

  1. Anti-Asian hate: U-M chronicles location, nature of more than 1,000 incidents last year

    The Virulent Hate Project, which is supported by U-M’s Center for Social Solutions and Poverty Solutions initiative, reviewed 4,337 news articles from 2020 that addressed coronavirus-related, anti-Asian racism in the United States.

  2. Connecting generations, U-M students fight loneliness, establish strong ties

    Every Tuesday, no matter what is happening that day, University of Michigan student Madison Ebstein has a date with 74 year-old Adeline, who lives in a memory care facility in Ann Arbor.

  3. 5 ways to reset your relationship with screens

    After months of virtual activities being the norm, how can parents wean their children and families off screens this summer? Get some advice from one of U-M’s top experts.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. ‘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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.