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April 24, 2017
Don Jordan

With more than 185,000 total hours of community service over a recent 10-year period, it's safe to say that "making a difference" is more than a trite slogan for students in the Michigan Community Scholars Program.

Unlike most other Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs) that draw together students with similar academic interests, the MCSP unites those who share a commitment to diversity, social justice, and, of course, community service.

April 24, 2017
Don Jordan

See that swag-tastic University of Michigan gear in the picture above?

Do you want it on you, in your hands, and on your bedroom walls as soon as possible? 

Then don't miss the chance to win it all by submitting a creative picture of you showing off your #Victors2021 pride by Friday, May 5.

April 21, 2017
Alexandra Ngo

Let's rewind to a few years ago when I was just a freshman in college.

I was idly scrolling through Facebook on my phone, even though I told everyone I would be studying. To further avoid any productive work, I decided to call my mom to chat for a little bit.

After finishing up the conversation that admittedly wasn't giving my full attention, I was surprised to see her follow-up text.

"Can't wait to see you next weekend!"

April 20, 2017
Don Jordan

Welcome to 20 Questions for an Admissions Counselor, an occasional series that spotlights some of the talented and passionate people who travel near and far to recruit new Wolverines for the University of Michigan. 

When you're a proud graduate of one university but charged with recruiting students to that school's in-state rival, how do you look yourself in the mirror every morning?

That's the question that Alison Wang, a Michigan State University alum and U-M recruitment coordinator, must grapple with on a daily basis. 

April 17, 2017
Don Jordan

In this occasional series, we ask recent alums to share how their experiences at the University of Michigan helped to shape who they are and what they believe.

Carlos Garcia (BFA ‘12, performing arts technology) describes himself as an artist, performer, designer, and engineer, and his work incorporates every aspect of that identity.

April 13, 2017
Alexa Caruso

There's nothing like planning out a final project or writing an end-of-semester essay amidst the hum of people chattering and mugs clinking – it’s the perfect study soundtrack.

And when it comes to coffee shops, Ann Arbor has plenty of places to offer.

It's nice to get work done in the less-bustling atmosphere that a coffee shop provides. But sometimes I’ll also go just to relax and have a moment to myself.

April 10, 2017
Don Jordan

You're in!

The applications were tedious. The wait was excruciating. And your final decision on whether to accept the offer... well, that was a bit easier! 

Now it's time to celebrate, look to the future, and show some of that maize-and-blue #Victors2021 pride. And we thought we'd help. 

Below, you'll find a trio of #Victors2021 cover images perfectly sized for Facebook and Twitter. Just right click to save, upload them to your account, and declare to the world your decision to GO BLUE!

April 6, 2017
Don Jordan

Making the transition from living at home with your folks to the independence of university life can be both exciting and intimidating.

New friends. New city. New living arrangement. Not to mention, the adjustment to the rigors of a college course load.

April 5, 2017
Mel Neal

I was munching on a particularly good lemon poppy seed muffin and drinking way too much coffee when Congresswoman Debbie Dingell rose to speak.

It was the annual congressional breakfast hosted by the university’s alumni club in Washington, D.C., and the congresswoman began her speech in the customary way – with jokes about Ohio State.

March 31, 2017
Don Jordan

Tucked on the second floor of the University of Michigan's Mosher-Jordan Hall is a quiet place honoring a man who dedicated his life to lifting up the poor and the exploited.

The Cesar Chavez Lounge was dedicated in 1995, just two years after Chavez died. The walls and beams tell the story of the labor activist and leader of the United Farm Workers who advocated for numerous causes on behalf of migrant farm workers and helped bring national attention to their plight.