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Education & Society

  1. Dispatches from first-time poll workers

    Two UM-Dearborn staff talk about their experience working the polls Nov. 4 and why they think everyone should do it at least once — kind of like a ‘civic internship.’

  2. U-M student raises 30K to build school in Malawi

    The children from a small rural village in Malawi will have a new school building by the end of this year, thanks to a University of Michigan student.

  3. ‘More diversity equals better science’

    The most resilient ecosystems are the most diverse, says botanist and documentarist Sharon Shattuck, BS ’05. Her film spotlights three women seeking to make ‘better science.’

  4. This is how you feed potential

    Food insecurity is an existential threat to more college students than you may realize. U-M’s food pantry blends research and reality to find a solution.

  5. Mobile clinic provides free prenatal services to Detroit moms

    The Luke Clinic provides free prenatal, postpartum, and infant care through one year of life to any family in the Detroit metro area. So far, it has seen more than 300 patients.

  6. On the road again

    Adam Brewster, BA ’12, balks at the concept of ‘election fatigue.’ He’s covering the 2020 presidential campaign as a CBS reporter in Iowa, Texas, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

  7. Paul Milgrom, BA ’70, awarded Nobel Prize

    The 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences recognizes Milgrom’s work in improving auction formats. He and fellow researcher Robert Wilson were awarded the prize for their research about auction theory.

  8. Satellite clerk’s office at UMMA registers thousands to vote

    The satellite city clerk’s office registers about 150-200 students per day. As of Oct. 13, more than 2,600 students registered and more than 2,900 voted in person at UMMA or by returning their ballot to the museum’s drop box.

  9. U-M experts discuss global impact from Trump testing positive for COVID-19

    Specialists in epidemiology, public health, media, global politics, and more weigh in on the ‘October surprise’ no one was expecting.