‘We have so much to explain’

W. Ralph Eubanks

There’s a reason so many American classics spring from the fertile literary terrain of Mississippi, says author and Ole Miss professor W. Ralph Eubanks, MA ’79. The trauma that informs its beauty ‘holds up a mirror to the rest of America,’ he says.

  1. (Steeple) chasing Olympic glory

    Doctoral student Mason Ferlic is among the 2020 Summer Olympics competitors with U-M ties. And despite the games’ delay, this Wolverine arrived in Tokyo with a ‘renewed and refreshed mindset.’ Plus: More Olympians with links to U-M

  2. Bentley’s COVID-19 collection offers varied look at the pandemic

    Student films. Journal entries. Tributes to hospital workers. The Bentley Historical Library’s COVID-19 collection provides a poignant glimpse of the pandemic’s impact on the U-M community. Contributions are welcome.

  3. U-M overhauls its approach to addressing sexual misconduct

    A new multidisciplinary unit — the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office — will house many of the critical functions around equity and civil rights work, including Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other forms of discrimination. 

  4. Most victims of data breaches are unaware

    The number of data breaches and victims is rising, but few of us recognize the true extent and impact of the damage. Interestingly, the fault almost always lies with insufficient security practices by the affected company. Plus: ‘Guide to Avoid Data Breaches.’

  5. ‘I’m Richard, your son’

    New York-based news anchor Richard Lui, MBA ’01, risked losing his career to care for his elderly father in San Francisco. But then his boss, a fellow’ long-distance caregiver,’ demonstrated the tremendous power of a compassionate workplace.

  6. U-M to establish institute for firearm injury prevention

    A $10-million University commitment over five years will support research regarding firearm injuries across the lifespan: suicide, community and school-based violence, domestic violence, peer violence, police violence, and more.