Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M
As the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth approaches, JFK scholar James G. Blight revisits the Cuban missile crisis and shows how Kennedy’s aversion to experts helped keep us out of war.
In November 1963, U.S. Naval officer George Perrault took his place in history as a member of the “Death Watch” following JFK’s assassination.
From John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, presidents have challenged University of Michigan students to change the world.
Plus: Kids these days: How involved is this generation?
On the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s ‘Peace Corps’ speech, we look back at how U-M students picked up his challenge to change the world.