Despite the continued challenge of these difficult economic times, you, our alumni and friends, have been incredibly generous this year.
As faculty in the Department of English, we seek every day to imbue in our students a sense of awe at the power of story, a delight in the magic of metaphor, and an awareness of the place of language play in the shaping of shared experience.
The transformation of minds and spirits borne of literary study is priceless, but it doesn't come without a price. We rely on the largess of friends to provide a truly resplendent education for our students, an education that will guide them in earning a living, yes, but also in learning to live.
You ARE the Michigan Difference.
No gift to the Department is too small, and each one contributes to maintaining the standard of excellence that is the Michigan Difference. We thank each one of you—both those who have already given and those who are considering doing so.