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Education & Society

  1. 9/11 + 10: The lost

    The names of University of Michigan alumni/alumnae who perished in the attacks of 9/11.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.”

  4. An alum's atonement

    Robert Wollack was in prison, a fallen cop, when a second chance came his way.

  5. A life worth living

    Video: What are the essentials of a happy, satisfying life? What choices can help you build a life with meaning? As U-M launches its “What Makes Life Worth Living” theme semester, psychology professor Christopher Peterson has some deceptively simple — but not necessarily easy — answers.

  6. A life worth living, part two

    Video: What are the connections between happiness, creativity and resilience? How do you overcome obstacles to build a satisfying life? U-M psychology professor Christopher Peterson has some deceptively simple — but not necessarily easy — answers.

  7. The dean of network news

    As president of ABC News, U-M alumnus David Westin is one of the most important figures in TV news. It’s a long way from a childhood in Flint and Ann Arbor.

  8. Mother-in-law day?

    They often get a bad rap, but in-laws can be a woman’s best friend.

    Plus: Americans live surprisingly close to their mothers

  9. The quintessential correspondent

    30 years ago, reporter Tony Collings took a chance on a job with a brand new TV network called CNN. Now on the U-M faculty, he looks back at a time when 24/7 news seemed nutty.