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


  1. He never saw the Law Quad

    The man who endowed the University’s gothic, architectural masterpiece vowed never to lay eyes on it. He feared he would be disappointed.

  2. Step by step

    A new scholarship supports students in U-M’s Collegiate Recovery Program — a campus support service for those recovering from substance-use disorders.

  3. U-M shatters fundraising records

    Some 382,000 donors have given more than $5 billion to U-M — a campaign high among the nation’s public universities.

  4. From foster care to fulfillment

    Blavin Scholar Cherish Fields, BA ’09/MSW ’11, emerged from the state’s foster care system to earn two U-M degrees. Now she’s on a mission to help others.

  5. Catalyzing cures

    Richard and Susan Rogel’s record-breaking gift to Michigan Medicine — at $150 million — will transform cancer research.

  6. Stephen Ross donates $50M more to U-M

    Funds will support career-development programs, action-based learning experiences, and recruitment of junior faculty.

  7. Victors for Michigan

    “Where the leaders and best come together” In early November the University publicly launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign of $4 billion—the largest effort in the history of public higher education. U-M’s most recent campaign, the Michigan Difference, ran from 2004-08 and raised $3.2 billion. The University has already received gifts totaling $1.7 billion during Read more

  8. Ross makes history with $200 million gift to U-M

    “As a youngster, it was always, ‘Why don’t you be like your uncle?'” says Stephen M. Ross, BBA ’62, referring to mentor and Ohio State University benefactor Max Fisher. “So when the opportunity came to make a major gift—what better way to do it [than at Michigan]?”

  9. A tale of two Michigans

    Video: At the age of 106, Lillian (Cooper) Gaines, ABEd ’27, remembers Ann Arbor at the height of the Jazz Age. “I was a dancing fool,” she says. And while he followed in her footsteps, son Harry Gaines, AB ’57/JD ’60, came to a very different U-M.