Education & Society

  1. From rabbit hole to raging success

    ‘Depths of Wikipedia’ host Annie Rauwerda, BS ’22, only posts something to her 1.5 million social media followers ‘if it’s really zany.’ The comedian’s fans rely on her wiki-mining skills to unearth weird-but-true facts about trout tickling, Greek philosophers, and ancient Sumerian humor.

  2. Victors for Veterans: Giving them something to smile about

    Over the past decade, the University of Michigan School of Dentistry has provided free, comprehensive care valued at about $1.7 million to more than 480 veterans statewide.

  3. U-M teach-out Aug. 18: What’s next for abortion access?

    Experts on abortion access and legal challenges present a free, online teach-out to help foster thoughtful discourse on the issue of abortion, its history of litigation, and what could be expected in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling.

  4. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: U-M experts discuss

    The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24 has far-reaching implications for women’s health and other related issues.

  5. Recipe for a global crisis

    The war in Ukraine, coupled with COVID-19 and climate change, is the latest in a string of dramatic shocks to global food production. At the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Amy Senter, BS ’08/MS ’11, mobilizes efforts to address these formidable challenges.

  6. From industrial wasteland to urban lure

    As president/CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Mark Wallace, MPP ’04, oversees ‘the best riverwalk in the country.’ With $1.8 billion in investments over two decades, visitors have gone from essentially zero to 3 million.

  7. U-M researchers partner with UP community to increase firearm safety, reduce injuries

    Clinical psychologist and researcher Cynthia Ewell Foster has been working with groups across Marquette County to develop and implement the new firearm safety education program Store Safely, which is tailored for families living in rural communities.

  8. The action was affirmative

    Roger Wilkins, BA ’53/JD ’56/HLHD ’93, was a civil rights activist, professor, journalist, and member of the LBJ administration. But as a U-M student, this future leader’s grades were unimpressive, so he asked why he’d been admitted to the Law School. The answer surprised him.

  9. Crowdsourcing a time machine

    U-M’s Clements Library holds some 60,000 picture postcards dating to the late-19th/early-20th centuries. Vintage photos and scrawled notes open a fascinating window into Michigan’s past. Help make this historic trove digitally searchable.