Connecting ourselves across two centuries back to Henry Tappan, the transformational first President of U-M, means connecting to a higher purpose.
In 1967, the Detroit rebellion became a powerful symbol of urban unrest that still influences the way the nation sees Detroit today. Fifty years later, two LSA alums are working to shape what Detroit’s next 50 years might look like.
We strive to support the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, LSA needs you—because the world needs Victors.
Though illegal immigration has slowed, migrant deaths are on the rise—especially in the Sonoran Desert. Jason De León’s Undocumented Migrant Project analyzes the struggles and violence of undocumented immigrants through the objects they’ve left behind.
LSA has added some books to your summer reading list. From novels to poems to timely nonfiction, these recent books written by faculty and alumni will entertain and educate you.
LSA and the March for Science
The March for Science took place in Washington, D.C., and in more than 600 other cities around the world. Some LSA scientists are looking to stretch this historical moment into a movement—to demonstrate that science is worth protecting.
SPOTLIGHT on LSA
The Case for Diversity
Diversity beats sameness, and one LSA professor is out to prove it. With his book The Difference, Scott E. Page (A.B. ’85), an honors math alumnus and current professor of complex systems, political science, and economics, uses math and logic to make the case that higher diversity yields greater tangible benefits. Now, Page gets invited to consult with organizations like the Mellon Foundation, Google, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the U.S. Treasury, and NASA, among others. They’re taking his argument seriously and running with it in the real world.
Likewise, diverse perspectives are vital to the liberal arts mission of LSA. Departments throughout the College see value in diversity—with benefits both tangible and intangible—and are taking action as a result: They’re developing plans and programs to create a more diverse student body and faculty.
The Power of Internships
At LSA, we understand that to change the world takes actually experiencing it. And we are committed to providing our students the support they need in order to pair their LSA education with real-life opportunities. Watch how LSA internships are changing students’ perspectives on their coursework and giving them a crucial advantage in their careers.
LSA Magazine reflects on the first two centuries of Michigan history, uncovering transformative moments and forgotten stories with an eye to the future.
Forced to flee the Soviet Union, poet Joseph Brodsky found allies in LSA scholars who fought the restrictions facing writers in the U.S.S.R. by speaking out and providing a venue for silenced voices.
The museums are moving again, and their physical move parallels a paradigm shift. Current science research in progress will be on display in the new Biological Science Building for all visitors to see, for free.
More than 40 years ago, students demanded U-M make black student enrollment and success a higher priority. When the administration increased admissions from underserved communities, the students created a program to help them once they got here.