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A Productive Day

A Productive Day

7:30 a.m. I hear a loud noise which I quickly identify as my alarm clock. I wake up at an earlier time than I would have wanted to. The guilt of not having been productive on the previous day gets me out of bed. 10:00 a.m. I finally manage to get myself out of my...

400 Miles in Their Shoes

400 Miles in Their Shoes

On the eastern coast of the island of Cyprus lies what may well be the world’s most beautiful ghost town. Home to an idyllic expanse of beach and shimmering Mediterranean views, the city of Varosha was once Cyprus’s greatest tourist attraction, where hoteliers and...

“Studenting” While Black and Immigrant

“America will make you and break you my child. Be vigilant, and walk good,” exclaimed my mother during a phone conversation. Immediately, she reminded me how the fault lines of race, gender, ethnicity, and citizenship status have shaped the Jamaican immigrant routes...

Interview with Karl C.K. Ma (Abridged)

During the 2017 Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion, Debing Su of Michigan News interviewed Ma about his experience at the University of Michigan and his continued support. Q: How did you become the chairman of TUS-International? I graduated from Michigan’s business school before...

Alumni Spotlight: Joshua Hyman

Alumni Spotlight: Joshua Hyman

Josh Hyman is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy, the Department of Economics, and the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, so he spends the majority of his waking hours interacting with college students; however, he often...

Student Spotlight: Maryam Aziz

Student Spotlight: Maryam Aziz

Maryam is a fourth year candidate in American Culture. Her research looks at martial arts during the Black power movement in 60s and 70s, how martial arts were used in other social movements and how we can use and learn from this to build social movements. She...