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Alumni Spotlight: William Craig Rice

William Craig Rice, Director of the Division of Education Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) since 2007, is both a poet and a scholar, or in his carefully chosen words, a “versifier” and “more an intellectual than an academician.” He hastens...

Alumni Spotlight: Anne Curzan

Along one wall in Anne Curzan’s office is a bookshelf containing hundreds and hundreds of books whose titles all seem to contain permutations of the words “English Language.” Opposite the wall of bursting bookshelves hang plaques and posters documenting marathons and...

Alumni Spotlight: Nate Marshall

This summer, Nate Marshall @illuminatemics taught at a summer writing institute for young people in Chicago. It is work he loves, and it requires a lot of him. But there are several other big things, things that Nate has given a lot of himself to, in the eaves of...

Alumni Spotlight: Marti Bombyk

“Children and families,” “anti-poverty,” “community organizing,” “feminism,” “experiential education”--no single keyword encapsulates the breadth of Marcia "Marti" Bombyk’s accomplishments and motivations. Marti was a distinguished student at Michigan (A.B. 1974;...

Alumni Spotlight: Todd Bryan

When Dr. Todd Bryan, Senior Program Manager at CDR Associates in Boulder, takes his place at a mediation table, he does his best to help all stakeholders negotiate decisions that respect the needs of government agencies, local communities, companies and, last but not...

Student Spotlight: Alaina Neal

“I come from a home where my parents always emphasized the importance of education. My dad would always say that everyone in the family had a job to do, and that school was my job. If I ever wanted to make anything of myself, get out of his house and be successful...

Student Spotlight: Briana Dye

“I applied to many grad schools but it was the diversity of research in the PIBS program at U-M that attracted me,” says Briana. The fact that she’s a three hour drive from her family in Canton, Ohio is a nice perk of attending graduate school in the Midwest, and...

Student Spotlight: Kelly Slay

“For me, the Ph.D. is so much more than a Ph.D. It has been a spiritual journey, and my Christian faith is central to it, it’s like everything to me. I feel like with different things, whether it’s just a test or assignment, I look at things differently. God is...