When the Red Scare tore across campus in the 1950s, three U-M faculty members were hauled to an anti-Communist hearing. Math instructor Chandler Davis chose a gutsy legal defense, lost his job, went to prison, and emerged fighting to get his life back.
We live in a world where terrible things sometimes do happen. Learn how LSA faculty, alumni, and students are turning their talents toward righting some of the world's gravest wrongs.
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.
Friend of the Court
After 22 years sitting on the bench of the federal district court in Manhattan, the LSA alumna and judge behind the renowned stop-and-frisk decision now hopes to do good by stepping down.
Epic Grammer Failz
We take it for granite that there is a right way to use a word and a wrong way. One LSA professor asks us to rethink our orientation toward error.
Shadows in the Dark Web
Secrets lurk in the dark web, the 95 percent of the internet that most of us can't see. One U-M professor is bringing some of those secrets to light, making the digital and the real world a little safer.
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.