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

Podcast: “Listen in, Michigan”

  1. Episode 19: Re:Union

    In this episode, we chat with Susan Pile, U-M’s senior director of university unions and auxiliary services. She is managing the 20-month renovation of the beloved Michigan Union, but fear not: She is fiercely protective of its legacy.

  2. Flour power at Zingerman’s

    Bakehouse co-owner Frank Carollo, BS ’76, celebrates 25 years in business with a gorgeous cookbook rich in history, humor, and of course, those precious how-tos. Magic brownies, anyone?

  3. Object lessons

    From dinosaurs to dioramas, U-M holds some 25 million specimens and cultural objects in more than 20 distinct museums, libraries, and collections. Listen in, as we ‘meet’ some of the explorers who amassed this expansive archive.

  4. Kids today

    Student organizations at U-M may be sublime (Solar Car) or ridiculous (Squirrel Club). Either way, the students who manage them are extraordinarily bright, motivated, and accomplished. Meet them on the Diag.

  5. Strike up the band

    Composer/arranger Jerry Bilik, BMus ’55/MMus ’61, takes you inside the Michigan Marching Band. He’s the artist behind some of their most beloved classics.

  6. Rebirth of the State Theatre

    The Michigan Theater Foundation’s Lee Berry, BA ’78/MBA ’99, previews the new-and-improved State Theatre, currently under renovation.

  7. Iconic restaurants of Ann Arbor

    Gail Offen, BGS ’78, takes foodies on a tasty trip through A2 past and present, from the Del Rio to Pizza Bob’s, from Drake’s to Le Dog.

  8. Fighting the good fight for a free press

    Investigative reporter and civil rights advocate Will Potter talks propaganda, dissent, and a free press that is anything but an ‘enemy of the people.’

  9. 22 ways to think about the University of Michigan

    Bentley Historical Library Director Terrence McDonald examines the creative (and often conflictual) tension that has long existed between U-M and its constituents.