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

  1. Kennedy vs. the hawks

    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.

  2. Helping a nation mourn

    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.

  3. 50 years of the Peace Corps

    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?

  4. JFK at the Union

    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.