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

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  1. Gordon Binder - B.Arch 1971, Masters Archictecture 1972

    Having heard and been inspired by a university wide session in which someone from the Earth Day organization gave a talk in the fall (?) of 1969 (it wasn’t Denis Hayes), I helped organize the Department of Architecture’s teach-in, before ED as I recall since our semester ended before the actual day.

    Thanks to an alert from Department chairman, the late Bob Metcalf, I was able to get an internship at the new Council on Environmental Quality in DC, where I now live. That internship and the people, some of whom I’m still working with 50 years later, opened a career path in the environmental field including as Chief of Staff at US EPA, 1989-93. Forever grateful for the U-M experience.

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