1. 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.”

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.”

  4. Undergrads: Here’s your chance to conduct research in Detroit in 2022

    Students receive $2,500-3,500 stipend award, depending on financial need, and are provided housing at Wayne State University. Program related transportation costs are also covered by the DCERP.

  5. What lies beneath: Detroit River narratives emerge through schooner trips, boat building

    The Detroit River is saturated with stories. Designated as a Heritage River by both the U.S. and Canadian governments, the river and its wetlands were once vital habitat for fish and wildlife hunted by the People of the Three Fires and immortalized by their legends. 

  6. Giving music: Alum shares violin and life lessons

    “What I love about DYV is the focus on simultaneously cultivating beautiful humanity and musicianship in each child. Their individual personal development is just as important to Clara as their music education.”
    ~ Monifa Lindo, mother of Detroit Youth Volume student

  7. Detroit River Story Lab receives carbon neutrality grant

    Riverside communities have displayed remarkable resilience through the myriad trials of the past 75 years, and this project aims to partner with these communities as they continue reshaping the shared narratives that will lay the groundwork for a sustainable post-carbon future for the region.

  8. Four LSA professors explore how these tumultuous and terrible months could help us create a better world

    From the fields of history, anthropology, and political science, four LSA professors explore post-carceral life, the role of protest in democracy, how race influences our perceptions of police violence, and how these tumultuous and terrible months could help us create a better world.

  9. LSA faculty share the television shows and films whose stories matter now

    LSA faculty representing a wide range of disciplines and expertise shared some of their recommendations for films on race and racism that are worth adding to your list.