1. Vulnerability, gravitas in quarantine docs

    Instead of earning a stranger’s trust and documenting a moment in time for their final projects, students photographed loved ones in lockdown.

  2. Local alumni fill gaps for groceries

    Reports of wasted milk and rotting produce no longer needed by restaurants revealed Big Food’s limited ability to pivot during crisis. Meanwhile, resilient alumni who own Michigan farms and markets are tweaking business models to serve consumers.

  3. The beginning of what?

    U-M commencement speakers have imparted wisdom, warnings, predictions, and platitudes to graduates since 1845. A common theme: Each class inherits the great events, problems, and possibilities of the time. Plus: 2020 Commencement.

  4. Otto Penzler’s nirvana of noir

    This fiction guru/publisher has spent decades curating his Mysterious Press and Mysterious Bookshop. Penzler often consults with ‘regulars’ like Stephen King and James Patterson — and he suggests these thrillers to pass the pandemic.

  5. May 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    As medical experts race to create solutions for coronavirus testing, tracing, and treatment, faculty and staff develop strategies to safely reopen the University and Michigan Athletics.

  6. Helping, learning in Kenya

    In the weeks before COVID-19 struck the East African country, 30 U-M students from dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and engineering set out to improve overall well-being in underserved communities. They tackled everything from harvesting organic coffee to providing sex education.