On January 20, the United States will inaugurate a president whose election was divisive but legitimate. One LSA alumnus explains why he believes the quality of elections is so important and talks about his passion for improving them.
Communication Studies Professor Brian Weeks discusses why fake news is a real challenge and offers tips on how to be savvy before you share.
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.
Say Goodnight to Your Phone
Technology has made many parts of our lives much better, but it is ruining our sleep. One LSA professor’s research serves as a wake-up call.
Tales as Old as Time
One popular LSA class asks: Would Karl Marx side with Hansel and Gretel or with the witch?
A Blow to Drunk Driving
The early history of breath analyzers involves—who knew?—an LSA alumnus who used his chemistry degree to help keep drunk drivers off the road.
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.
Often, error gives way to achievement; a mistake becomes the springboard for a masterpiece. In this issue of LSA Magazine, we celebrate those who look at failure not as a stop sign, but as a new beginning.
In a world where terrible things do happen, LSA faculty, alumni, and students turn their talents toward righting some of the world's gravest wrongs. Join three LSA Victors taking on corruption, genocide, and the European refugee crisis.
Entrepreneur and former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo looks back on his path from LSA to Silicon Valley, the secrets of great leadership, and why he owes a big part of his success to something he learned watching Tina Fey.
In the 1950s, three U-M faculty members were hauled to an anti-Communist hearing. Each refused to cooperate with his interrogators. But math instructor Chandler Davis chose a particularly gutsy legal defense, lost his job, served a prison sentence, and emerged browbeaten but willing to fight to get his life back.