1. COVID-19: U-M report explores link between state’s geographic regions and impact of the pandemic

    Detroit had the highest proportion of adults with severe disease based on responses about symptom severity and hospitalization, while the southwest region of the state had the highest proportion of adults with long COVID—persistent symptoms 90+ days after COVID-19 onset.

  2. An innovative approach to teacher education delivers on its promise

    The School at Marygrove is in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, located in northwest Detroit, and the site of the nation’s first teaching school.

  3. UM-Dearborn lecturer Quan Neloms’ school of hip hop

    Quan Neloms, a veteran Detroit educator who’s been a lecturer at UM-Dearborn since 2021, likes to joke that his early studio experience made him the first member of Lyricist Society, the after-school group he started in 2009.

    1. Partner Profile: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

      Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, community-based nonprofit led by Malik Yakini, works to give Detroiters food security, food justice and food sovereignty – and, in doing so, is leading the conversation about the need for racial justice and equity in the food system. 

    2. Alum Frida Sandoval joins DDS class of 2027

      Sandoval was part of the U-M’s Health Sciences Scholars Program while earning her undergraduate degree. The program is a learning community that helps students explore various health science careers. A first-generation college student, Sandoval studied evolutionary anthropology and conducted lab research in that field while also shadowing various professional units on campus, including the dental school, medical school and social work, among others.

    3. Detroit’s economic recovery continues, yet lags other cities in share of living-wage earners

      U-M’s economic forecasters analyzed Detroit’s living wage in comparison with “peer” cities. They found only 36% of Detroit residents earn a living wage, compared with 45% in Milwaukee, 48% in Cleveland and 60% in Chicago. Minneapolis has the highest share among cities, though still less than two-thirds of its primary earners make a living wage.  

    4. ArcPrep: Detroit high school students survey the expansiveness of architecture

      ArcPrep runs five days a week at the Michigan Research Studio in downtown Detroit, a block away from the U-M Detroit Center. The program takes DPSCD students through five modules a semester. Each module—tool box; food, culture and access; institutions and civil liberties; technology and the city; final project—is meant to show students opportunities of the practice.

    5. Back-to-school topics: U-M experts available

      Back to school brings several challenges, from student learning, expectations of academic success and mental health concerns among children to questioning technology replacing educators and AI and the ongoing shortage of teachers, school staff and supplies. University of Michigan experts can address these and other issues as students return to school.

    6. Team working to reduce energy burdens in Detroit recognized with award

      A team of doctoral students working to improve home energy efficiency and to lower monthly utility bills for low- and moderate-income households in Detroit have been recognized with a Michigan Difference Student Leadership Award.