Education & Society

  1. Stand by me

    As surging activism makes headlines nationwide, U-M alumni reveal the challenges they faced as students with a commitment to both causes and coursework.

  2. Advocating for first-gen college students

    Professor Susan Dynarksi was a first-generation college student from a working-class family. Now, she has the ear of the White House.

  3. Dig this

    Thumb-area teachers help U-M paleontologists excavate prehistoric mastodon bones, which could be 13,000 years old.

  4. How President Schlissel plans to tackle societal problems

    Targets include poverty, academic innovation, sustainability, and diversity.

  5. Escaping with theater

    U-M brings Prison Creative Arts Project to Brazil, exploring the power of performance in prisons, hospitals, and underprivileged areas.

  6. U-M unveils five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion

    U-M unveils blueprint for making the University community more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

  7. Connecting physical and mental health

    Stacey Ervin, BA ’16, shares his experience as a student gymnast managing mental health, athletic, and academic challenges.

  8. Episode 9: Blood in the water, featuring Heather Ann Thompson

    Author and University of Michigan professor Heather Ann Thompson, BA ’87/MA ’87, delivers the first definitive history of the 1971 Attica prison uprising and its devastating aftermath. Listen in, Michigan!

  9. Home is where the art is

    Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Henderson, BA ’92, embodies the ‘power of one’ as he transforms his blighted childhood home into a Detroit literary center.