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

  1. Episode 22: Keith Taylor’s Ecstatic Destinations

    Poet and retired lecturer Keith Taylor delivers a new book that celebrates Ann Arbor and all its charms. In Taylor’s world, the skateboarder is angel, the hickory is holy woman, and the park bench? Nirvana.

  2. What's the buzz

    What defines a beloved tavern, dive, or watering hole? New York-based artist/author John Tebeau, BS ’86, has a pretty good idea. In fact, he left his heart at Dominick’s and the Del Rio.

  3. Winging it

    U-M partners with Destination Ann Arbor, Downtown Development Authority to commission interactive mural at Maynard and William streets to ask, “What lifts you?”

  4. The late, great 'Cat Hole'

    A woebegone corner of campus once attracted trysts, trash and, a magnificent plan for an amphitheater. And then we paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

  5. Rebirth of the State Theatre

    The Michigan Theater Foundation’s Lee Berry, BA ’78/MBA ’99, previews the new-and-improved State Theatre, currently under renovation.

  6. Iconic restaurants of Ann Arbor

    Gail Offen, BGS ’78, takes foodies on a tasty trip through A2 past and present, from the Del Rio to Pizza Bob’s, from Drake’s to Le Dog.

  7. Gimme Danger

    Frank Beaver embraces a lust for life in new Iggy doc by Jim Jarmush.

  8. You can ring my (Pretzel) Bell

    Restaurateurs are cooking up plans to resurrect the much-revered gathering spot, enjoyed by locals from 1934-85.

  9. (Festi)fools rush in

    Annual celebration of art in public spaces brings whimsy, color, and “3-d kinetic sculpture” to the streets of Ann Arbor.