Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Education & Society

  1. Admit one

    It’s no secret U-M’s admissions process is rigorous. But could the modern-day applicant still pass muster by the founders’ original standards?

  2. Hillel at 90

    It’s been home away from home for Jewish students for nearly a century, offering everything from free Shabbat dinners to spiritual support and academic guidance.

  3. Women: Yesterday and today

    Alumnae from the 1920s through the 1960s share tales of the ‘good old days,’ as current women describe their U-M experience.

  4. Time traveler

    Michigan historic preservationist Janet Kreger, BA ’72, is a forward thinker. She’s protecting thousands of local treasures – for the future.

  5. Tangs for the memories

    As a scientist in the late ’60s, Rowena Matthews, PhD ’69, redefined gender norms in the lab. And that was before she hit the airwaves.

  6. That's the spirit

    We’ve been celebrating all year and it’s finally here: On Aug. 26, 1817, in Detroit, the University of Michigania was born.

  7. ‘It’s about how we survive’

    50-year study reveals multigenerational trends and truths about poverty, families, and American culture.

  8. Book burning

    In 1973, student feminists burned a textbook containing ‘criminally sexist material’ written by U-M’s chair of obstetrics and gynecology.

  9. (Fish) farm to table

    Biomedical engineer/alum creates the ‘Oasis,’ a portable mini-ecosystem ideal for people facing food insecurity.