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Exercising democracy

A number of studies have shown that the majority of Americans believe democracy is at risk. At U-M, faculty and students are participating in initiatives designed to encourage participation in democracy and civil discourse—and donors are helping spur this engagement.
Published 5.16.2023
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News break

For 50 years, U-M’s Knight-Wallace Fellowship has offered journalists an academic year of study, collaboration, and time to recharge. In the face of decimated newsrooms, widespread disinformation, and distrust for news media, its work remains vital.
Published 5.16.2023

Urgent care

Ongoing health disparities could have catastrophic consequences. U-M experts are working to prevent them by bringing together efforts across campus—and private philanthropy—to not only treat life-threatening diseases, but root out the conditions that make so many people more susceptible to them.
Published 1.16.2023

Giving Tuesday: Med students bring preventative care to underserved with community support

Wolverine Street Medicine helps fill the health care gap in SE Michigan thanks to a big response on the world’s largest day of giving.
Published 11.15.2022

Schools of the future

Despite the problems facing education, Elizabeth Birr Moje, dean of the School of Education, believes that out of turbulence and disruption can come transformative educational opportunities. And transforming the landscape is exactly what she and the school are setting out to do.
Published 9.13.2022
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‘Lift as we climb’

Celebrating the impact of Black philanthropy at U-M.
Published 8.29.2022