Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

  1. Strike up the band

    Chances are good that if you or someone you know has taken a music class in Michigan in the last 70 years, your teacher was a U-M grad.

  2. Bill Freehan: Legend and legacy

    The esteemed athlete’s story is all about faith and love, says mgoblue.com’s Steve Kornacki. In 1968, Freehan, ’66, helped Detroit win the World Series; today he is battling Alzheimer’s.

  3. Michigan state of mind

    The Rockettes have flipped the switch at NYC’s iconic Empire State Building, officially lighting up the 2018 holidays. But there would be no switch to flip, if not for a certain U-M alum.

  4. From stage to page

    Songwriting sensations Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (both BFA ’06) ‘democratize’ Broadway and turn their musical hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ into a poignant novel.

  5. A mad magician

    He was a war hero, a triple-threat halfback, and a magazine cover model. Hall-of-famer Bob Chappuis was part of a magical Michigan offense that scored a 49-0 victory over USC in the 1948 Rose Bowl.

  6. Step by step

    A new scholarship supports students in U-M’s Collegiate Recovery Program — a campus support service for those recovering from substance-use disorders.

  7. ‘He felt what we felt’

    Frank Beaver celebrates the Wolverines’ love for late announcer Bob Ufer, star of a new documentary.

  8. Episode 23: Football’s Valhalla: The Bob Ufer Story

    Filmmaker Dan Chace, BA ’83, will screen his film about the beloved Wolverines football announcer Oct. 5 at the Michigan Theater.

  9. The captain class

    As leadership crises rock our world, Wall Street Journal columnist and veteran sports reporter Sam Walker, BA ’92, takes a counterintuitive route to answer: ‘What creates sustained success?’