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Education & Society

  1. Surprise reunion

    From Ghana to Michigan, a teacher and student meet again.

  2. Mary Sue Coleman's open letter to President Obama

    In December, U-M president Mary Sue Coleman called for Obama’s leadership in restoring the United States’ higher education system.

    Related: Can the public Ivies be saved? (Washington Post)

  3. Preacher's kid

    How a professor’s childhood faith led him to become an innovative scientist.

  4. 'I'm going to college!'

    How do you create a ‘culture of college’ in disadvantaged high schools?

  5. 9/11 + 10: The Marine

    Marine second-lieutenant Patrick Callahan serves in the University of Michigan’s Naval ROTC program. Michigan Today asked Lt. Callahan to describe the impact of the 9/11 attacks on his military experience.

  6. 9/11 + 10: The eyewitness

    Steve Fetter was working in the financial district of Manhattan on 9/11. What he saw that day transformed his life completely. Here is a pair of excerpts from his play about the day and its aftermath, “A Blue Sky Unlike Any Other.”

  7. 9/11 + 10: The researcher

    Stephen Forrest is Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan. U-M receives millions in research funding from the federal government, and some of that is for defense-related research. Michigan Today asked Forrest to describe some of the ways 9/11 and its aftermath have affected research in the US and at U-M.

  8. 9/11 + 10: The student

    Nell Gable was just 11 years old on 9/11/2001, but she remembers the day vividly, and continues to live today with the uncertainty it caused.

  9. 9/11 + 10: The terrorism expert

    Scott Atran is a world-renowned expert on terrorism and terrorists. His research and his book “Talking to the Enemy: Faith, Brotherhood, and the (Un)Making of Terrorists” derive from years in the field interviewing terrorists from around the globe. Michigan Today asked for his insights into the status of terrorism ten years after 9/11.