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Rcer Spot: Lucy Cahill, '12 History of Art Major & French Minor

Lucy Cahill (History of Art & French '12) reflects on urban gardening, art, life during the pandemic, and the RC's legacy of cooperative team-building

Janet Hegman Shier, RC German faculty member and founder of U-M RC Deutsches Theater, retires after teaching at the RC close to 40 years

"I have always believed that the nurturing and respectful culture of the RC engenders long-lasting relationships and RC faculty represent more than “just” the subject that we teach. We are a way of teaching and reaching ..."


The University of Michigan is located on the territory of the Anishinaabe people.  In 1817, the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadami Nations made the largest single land donation to the University of Michigan, ceded in the Treaty at the Foot of the Rapids so that their children could be educated. We acknowledge the history of native displacement that allowed the University of Michigan to be founded. Today we reaffirm contemporary and ancestral Anishinaabek ties to the land and their profound contributions to this institution.