(Steeple) chasing Olympic glory

Mason Ferlic qualifies for the 2021 Olympics

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

  1. Trapping ocean microplastics

    Some 8 million tons of plastic trash enter the ocean each year, most of which is battered into microplastics. U-M researchers can now spot these harmful flecks, tracking where they enter the water, how they move, and where they tend to collect around the world.

  2. University lifts spending restraints imposed during pandemic

    The decision follows the approval June 17 of the University’s consolidated budget plan for the coming fiscal year. That budget includes funding for a modest salary program for University employees and a $15-an-hour minimum wage for regular U-M employees on all campuses.

  3. ‘No laughing matter’

    Nearly 100 years before the 2020 coronavirus pandemic would unleash a wave of anti-Asian bias, a smaller but similar prejudice rippled across the U-M campus. It started with the 19th annual production of the Michigan Union Opera’s musical comedy, ‘Tickled to Death.’

  4. U-M is top U.S. public university in QS World Rankings

    U-M was ranked as the top U.S. public university in the latest QS World University Rankings for 2021. The University has maintained its top ranking since 2016, and ranked 21st overall among more than 1,000 institutions on the list.

  5. Schools, parents should use summer to prepare their K-12 students for fall in-person classes

    Now that many schools nationwide have announced plans to hold in-person sessions this fall, questions have been raised about what’s next for students who spent much of the last year learning virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. A U-M expert seeks to answer them.

  6. Anti-Asian hate: U-M chronicles location, nature of more than 1,000 incidents last year

    The Virulent Hate Project, which is supported by U-M’s Center for Social Solutions and Poverty Solutions initiative, reviewed 4,337 news articles from 2020 that addressed coronavirus-related, anti-Asian racism in the United States.