Cruel, cruel summer

Michigan Medicine Nurse in PPE gear, summer 2020

The mental health toll of caring for COVID-19 patients will require long-lasting attention, experts predict. And the summer surge is blazing.

  1. Another time, another place

    This sentimental collection of essays by Peter Damm, BA ’71, takes you to a world of softly faded Polaroids and crackly AM radios. There are summer hijinks at Lake Michigan, poignant life lessons from the youngest of six Catholic children, and hilarious confessions that are both intimately personal and wholly relatable.

  2. ‘Build something that wasn’t there before’

    More than 82 percent of Detroit’s homeless families are led by single women. Amy Good, BA ’77/MSW ’80, answered her mentor 30 years ago by co-founding Alternatives for Girls. The Detroit nonprofit helps young women in crisis or at-risk for abuse, human trafficking, and more.

  3. June 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    President Mark Schlissel announces plans to reactivate the Ann Arbor campus. Plus: Links to the latest news, features, and other campus updates regarding COVID-19.

  4. If the shoe fits . . .

    How painting an abstract Nike AJ1 helped self-proclaimed ‘Adidas man’ Shane Ward, BFA ’96, claim his power — and his grace — as an artist, apprentice, and African American man in 2020.

  5. Let’s make a deal

    Future business magnate and 1913 grad George Mason arrived at U-M with an apple in hand and a penchant for negotiation. With one transaction freshman year, he set off a chain of lucrative deals that landed him a Stutz Bearcat.

  6. Weisers establish diabetes institute

    Regent Ron Weiser and his wife, Eileen, have committed $30 million to U-M for diabetes research and the development of life-changing therapies at Michigan Medicine.