1. U-M story lab to amplify Detroit River narratives

    In partnership with the Detroit River Story Lab, the Michigan Engaging Community through the Classroom at Taubman College has coordinated a number of courses this semester to focus on the Detroit River’s history.

  2. Michigan Minds: How COVID-19 is impacting Detroit residents

    In this episode of Michigan Minds, Jeffrey Morenoff, director of the Institute for Social Research Population Studies Center, explains the goals of DMACS and shares recent findings from the surveys on how Detroiters are experiencing the pandemic.

  3. Prenatal safety net: Mobile clinic gives free services to Detroit moms

    For mom Heavenlee Gordon, The Luke Clinic couldn’t have come into her life at a better time. At a church in southwest Detroit, Gordon found the help she needed and…

  4. Ecologists across the country say academy must root out racism, recognize Black scholar excellence

    The scholars challenge the academy to recognize Black scholars of excellence and change the culture in ecology and evolution, in general, and for Black women, specifically.

  5. Riana Elyse Anderson: On Thursday’s panel for the National Urban League’s State of Black America report

    Tune in Thursday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. to hear Riana Elyse Anderson, assistant professor of health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, talk about the National Urban League’s State of Black America report.

  6. U-M Detroit Center to use “hot desk” model starting this fall

    The change takes effect in September, but applications are due June 30. With the transition to the hot desk assignment there will be no pre-assigned spaces for residents. This alternative seating plan offers residents and users the ability to secure a workstation via the room scheduling system.

  7. Distinctly Detroit podcast: Riana Anderson talks about helping families cope with the stress of racism and her life in Detroit

    “We have all these strategies that black families are already engaging in. And then we also know from a clinical psychology perspective all of these tips and tricks and ways to discuss things better. So why not meld the two?”
    ~ Riana Anderson

  8. Michigan poverty map shows economic security by county

    People living in poverty and the working poor will have an especially difficult time weathering the global pandemic, which is taking a toll on people’s economic security and health, said H. Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions.

  9. Q&A: Margaret Dewar talks about what’s working in Detroit neighborhood revitalization

    “I’m constantly thinking about equity and how can the good fortunes be spread and go into the neighborhoods that haven’t been touched so much. That’s really important.”
    ~ Margaret Dewar