1. Young Detroiters discover water-linked educational and career pathways at Detroit River Youth Career Expo

    Seventy-five young people aged 15-25 met with recruiters from educational institutions, non-profits, and local companies in a glass-walled gallery overlooking the Detroit River. The event was hosted at the riverfront dock facility of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority in partnership with the University of Michigan’s Detroit River Story Lab, an interdisciplinary initiative centered on community connections to the Detroit River.

  2. $3M gift boosts Transfer Bridges to the Humanities@Michigan

    LSA has awarded $3 million in funding for its Transfer Bridges to the Humanities@Michigan program. Housed in LSA, TB2H was established in 2018 in partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and is designed to help students at Michigan community colleges explore the study of humanities through majors, minors and co-curricular programs as part of the transfer process to the University of Michigan.

  3. Culture Corps: Connecting local nonprofits and U-M students for paid arts & culture internships

    The Culture Corps program goals: to encourage students majoring in arts and humanities to explore careers in their chosen fields; to provide an entry point for students who may not know how to break into arts and culture careers; and to support the region’s vibrant arts ecosystem by sponsoring paid student interns.

    1. Documentary chronicles collision of Civil Rights Movement with Detroit’s Olympic bid

      It is 1963. Detroit is bidding to host the 1968 Olympic Games and a new energy is sweeping through Detroit’s Civil Rights Movement. This is the story of their collision.

    2. Detroit’s legacy of housing inequity has caused long-term health impacts − these policies can help mitigate that harm

      Detroiters who face rising rents, poor living conditions and systemic barriers to affordable and safe housing are at greater risk of poor health, our research finds. We study the connection between housing inequities and health, with the goal of informing local, state and national policy. Our focus is on how interdisciplinary research on housing relates to equity in health, race, income and aging.

    3. Reames receives Michigan Chronicle’s Men of Excellence award

      U-M Environmental Professor Tony G. Reames received a Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence award. Reames has worked with disadvantaged communities in Detroit since 2014, and was nominated for his enduring leadership and innovation in sustainability, environmental justice and energy equity.

    4. Cost of living tops Detroiters’ priorities for US government

      The survey found that 20% of Detroit households cited cost of living and inflation as one of the top two priorities for federal government officials, and survey respondents called for federal action to: “bring prices back down,” “regulate the price of food, gas, utilities,” and “lower prices on groceries and gas.” 

    5. Founded by U-M grads, Quinn Evans celebrates Michigan Central opening

      On the same week it was honored with the 2024 Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects, Quinn Evans celebrated the opening of the iconic Michigan Central Station. The firm spent more than a decade transforming the Detroit landmark from a symbol of decay into a hub of innovation.

    6. When did you fall in love with hip hop?

      In the LSA Course Guide, Stephen Ward’s class is called “The History and Evolution of Hip Hop.” But everyone (this class fills up fast, and boasts 200 students and four graduate student instructors each term) refers to the class by its guiding question: When did you fall in love with hip hop?