Education & Society

  1. $1 million in quick wins and discoveries

    Autistic children, entrepreneurial artists, and aspiring educators set to benefit from grants for groundbreaking hypotheses.

  2. Biking for scholars

    In a journey to help their son’s legacy achieve what he could not, the family of a late U-M student hopes to start a dialogue about college affordability.

  3. Can we talk?

    In a time when science is often dismissed as mere opinion, many academics are attempting to raise the level of public discourse. So where do universities come in?

  4. Prison arts work

    For 25 years, the Prison Creative Arts Project has inspired inmates statewide to mine fertile, creative territory and create bold, original work.

  5. Tiger by the tale

    Bookish historian Alice Dalligan, AM ’48/AMLS ’51, became a bona fide baseball nut when sportscaster Ernie Harwell donated his archive to the Detroit Public Library in ’66.

  6. Tales from the front

    Belinda Fish, MSN ’14, brings news from Sierra Leone where she faced down Ebola, “one of the global public health nursing problems of the century.”

  7. Diversity is "major focus"

    President Mark Schlissel calls on U-M community to address “the hardest problem and biggest challenge we’re going to confront together.”

  8. Can U-M save the American Dream?

    Education may hold the most potential to revive our nation’s ailing ethos, says cultural historian Neal Gabler, AB ’71/AM ’75 — emphasis on potential.

  9. One hand washes the other

    What happens to those tiny bars of hotel soap on check-out? Ford School grad Erin Zaikis, AB ’10, recycles and redistributes them.