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Does Head Start Give Kids a Head Start?
In the 1960s, the War on Poverty launched a host of programs to improve people's lives. One program, Head Start, has recently been dismissed as a failure, but economist Martha Bailey wonders if the failure might be with its evaluation.
Women Behind the Camera
A new Ann Arbor film festival will take place July 11-14, 2019. LSA talks to the festival’s founder about why it’s important to highlight women’s voices right now.
The Man Behind the Moon
In the fifty years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first crewed landing on the moon, we’ve launched satellites and used technology to tour the solar system. Now alumnus Robert Dempsey is helping to get the next generation into space.
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.