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Copper, Labor, and Michigan's Joan of Arc

The 1913 copper mine strike changed Michigan history forever, and the novel The Women of the Copper Country highlights the central role women played in the struggle. Comparative literature Ph.D. candidate Júlia Irion Martins prepared a statewide reader’s guide to help people understand their story.

What Advice Would You Give Your First-Year Self?

We asked graduating students to share what they wish they would have known when they started graduate study.

Rackham Graduate Exercises

Earning a graduate degree is a major achievement—one of life’s landmark occasions, a time when graduates, family members, and friends gather to celebrate past and future.

Creating Community

Students of Color of Rackham President Sydney Carr discusses the important role the organization plays on campus and how it supports graduate students.

What We Leave Behind

Rackham and art history alumnus John Hunter has pursued art around the world. Now, he’s making sure future generations have the resources they need to chase their own goals through higher education.

Rackham to Discontinue Use of GRE in Its Ph.D. Admissions

Motivated by Rackham’s ongoing commitment to holistic admissions practices, the graduate school has announced that it will discontinue the use of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test in its Ph.D. admissions, beginning with the 2022–2023 admissions cycle.

Rackham’s Strategic Vision for Graduate Education

Rackham is leading a charge to reenvision graduate education at U-M in a way that is student centered and faculty led, and that emphasizes a holistic view of graduate training.

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Rackham Grad School 101: Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Rackham Grad School 101: Rackham Resources and Emergency Funding

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Rackham Grad School 101: Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Rackham Grad School 101: Rackham Resources and Emergency Funding

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Discover Rackham

Stories, blog posts, and more illuminating the experiences of graduate life and highlighting the impact of our students’ critical research.

The 2022 Anti-Racism Grant Awardees

Rackham Students Awarded Anti-Racism Research Grants

The Anti-Racism Collaborative has awarded over $122,000 in summer research grants to 26 U-M graduate students.

Willie Hobbs Moore

American Physical Society Pays Tribute to Rackham Alum Willie Hobbs Moore

Fifty years ago, Moore became the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics.

Lili Liu

A Global Responsibility

Barbour Scholarship alumna Lili Liu has spent her career with the World Bank, helping governments around the world better serve their people.

Jordan Matsudaira

Rackham Alumnus Named First Chief Economist at U.S. Department of Education

Jordan Matsudaira will help guide U.S. Department of Education policymaking through research, analysis, and partnerships with the broader community of education and social science researchers.

Rackham by the Numbers

Browse statistics and interactive visualizations of the activity and culture of our graduate programs, including data on enrollment, funding, completion rates, and placement.

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