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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
Sally Lindsley

Note: This post was originally published on April 2, 2015. It has been updated to reflect the current admissions and enrollment cycle. 

So you just received a communication that you’ve been offered a spot on the U-M waitlist. We know – it’s likely not the response you were looking for when you applied for admission to the university.

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.

March 30, 2017
Samantha Soren

I thought I knew everything.

Websites like Niche and College Confidential, along with the opinions of friends on other college campuses, told me all I needed to know about the upsides and downsides of choosing the University of Michigan as my school.

Or so I thought.

March 29, 2017
Lorene Kline

The average human produces enough saliva – about 25,000 quarts – to fill two swimming pools in their lifetime.  

That’s the kind of fun fact you can spit out at dinner parties when you work in dental hygiene.

It’s a career field with a median annual wage of more than $72,000 and employment that is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

March 28, 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. 

We're changing things up this week to highlight Caroline Gilhool, one of our talented and passionate student employees.

March 23, 2017
Alexa Caruso

It’s a common saying around here – “it’s easy to make a big school feel small, but it’s a lot harder to make a small school feel big.”

With a current undergraduate population of nearly 29,000 students, it’s understandable that some people might feel a tad overwhelmed at the thought of coming to such a big school.

But as a junior at Michigan, I can tell you that this saying rings with truth. It is easy to make a big school feel small, and it starts with getting involved on campus.

But sometimes you find your place on campus where you least expect it.

March 20, 2017
Don Jordan

Like some PBS nature documentary on the changing of the seasons, the University of Michigan’s campus undergoes a beautiful transformation as the gray, frosty days of winter give way to the greener, sunnier, more pleasant days of spring.

Ann Arbor’s abundant trees regain their leaves. The Diag brims with students studying on blankets, throwing Frisbees, reading in hammocks, demonstrating around the brass block “M,” or just enjoying the long-overdue sunshine. Campus events shift in setting from the warm indoors of winter to the warm outdoors of spring.

March 14, 2017
Don Jordan

If you've recently attempted to complete your online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you may have noticed something is a bit off.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which automatically pulls in tax data to the FAFSA form, is currently unavailable and is likely to stay that way for a while.

That's... just... 

March 13, 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. 

Let’s say hello to Kristin Heinrich, a senior admissions counselor whose recruitment territory covers nearly the entire northern half of Michigan, most of the state’s picturesque tourist destinations, three Great Lakes, and the entire Upper Peninsula.

https://admissions.umich.edu/