1. A question of culture

    Michigan’s minority-student lounges grew out of an intense debate about integration.

  2. Great Lakes: 'Amazing change'

    A tiny mollusk is causing breathtaking transformations of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, threatening a four-billion-dollar industry and the health of an entire ecosystem.

    Plus: Slideshow: Quagga mussels and Lake Michigan

  3. Smartphone app by U-M students promotes good deeds

    Beautify your world. Leave an inspirational message in a public place. Connect with a family member. Those are just a few of the proposed acts of kindness pushed out to users of a new smartphone application developed by University of Michigan students.

  4. Playing video games for better, not worse

    Some video games can make children kinder and more likely to help—not hurt—other people.

  5. Why dishing does you good

    How come dishing with a girlfriend does wonders for a woman’s mood?

  6. Applications to U-M continue to reach historic numbers as financial aid rises to unprecedented levels

    For the third consecutive year, the University of Michigan received a record number of applications from prospective freshmen: 29,939 for 2009-10, compared to 29,806 in the previous year. As of June 8, 14,918 of these applicants were offered admission to the university’s Ann Arbor campus.

    Related: U-M plans largest ever investment in financial aid.