College of Literature Science and the Arts

  1. Immersive Semester in Detroit Program expands opportunity to all U-M campuses, providing transformational learning experiences 

    Students are encouraged to be mindful of their identities when entering a space they’re not from, and to always lead with a respect for the work that is already being done. 

  2. Power of Place: Transformational experiences on the Detroit River thanks to Skiff and Schooner Program

    “We hope it  is an experience of wonder and joy and delight. Just being out there on the water, enjoying the bounty, the beauty of the river, can have a lastingly powerful effect in itself on people’s sense of connection with their place in the world.”

    ~ David Porter, U-M English professor

  3. Q&A: Jamon Jordan brings rich Detroit history to U-M’s Semester in Detroit program

    Jamon Jordan founded the Black Scroll Network, which gives walking history tours to people looking to learn more about the history of Detroit.

  4. The burden of code-switching

    For people of color, integrating into white culture is often essential, but moving between identities is also absolutely exhausting.

  5. Faculty members receive Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awards

    Faculty awardees work includes the Doctors of Tomorrow program, diversity, equity and inclusion recruiting and teaching methods, diversifying library materials, participatory filmmaking and using mindfulness to address social injustice.

  6. Detroit River Story Lab embarks on Skiff and Schooner program for second summer

    The Detroit River Story Lab and the Green Door Initiative received a grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to help fund this summer’s river-themed educational programming.

  7. Detroit River Story Lab receives grant to continue its summer Skiff & Schooner program

    The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan provided support of the “place-based experiential learning program to encourage awareness of the Detroit River as an environmental and cultural resource.”

  8. Mike Duggan talks about why he stayed in Detroit after graduation from U-M

    Duggan still goes back to Ann Arbor on a regular basis, often to speak to students about his insights on business or politics. Duggan said he’s pleased not only with the relationships between the Ann Arbor campus and Detroit but on how many students care about what happens in the Motor City. 

  9. U-M forecast: Detroit economy showing ‘resilience’ in face of pandemic downturn, though challenges persist

    The Detroit Economic Outlook for 2021-26, released Friday, notes challenges in gathering economic data during the pandemic but says the city “has shown resilience in the face of an unprecedented downturn.”