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Forbes explains that for low income students at America’s most prestigious colleges, getting accepted is often the least of their problems — it’s life after acceptance that poses a real problem. Booking a flight for that interview in New York, traveling to Europe to study abroad, or even dining out with friends on the weekend, can serve as a major stress point for low-income students.
This is why scholarship support is so important at Michigan.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the extra cash we pitch in to support the Internship Fund, the Global Experience Fund, or any number of needs-based funds, truly does impact real people. Every time we donate $25, we are helping improve our students’ quality of life.
Mike O’Brien (‘99 Screen Arts and Cultures) is one of SNL’s new cast members this season, and he’s already been getting a lot of buzz from hilarious sketches like this one, where he interviews bugs and asks them where they’re going (it’s way funnier than it sounds, promise).
The Michigan Daily landed an interview with Mike and published this alumni profile, which includes his advice to future Wolverines, the most valuable lessons he learned at Michigan and details about the monthly comedy newspaper called The Anti-Daily that he started in protest.
When the University of Michigan awarded an honorary degree to Nelson Mandela in 1987, it was the first and only time such recognition has been extended in absentia. It was an historic act for an extraordinary individual. At the time, Mr. Mandela was still three years from his release from prison and his future as a Nobel laureate and South Africa’s first black president.
Nelson Mandela was the embodiment of leadership, perseverance and humility. His unwavering commitment to social justice and human equality continually inspires us and will resonate long after his passing.
The Washington Blade, the country’s oldest LGBTQ newspaper, was recently added to the White House’s press pool of reporters. This is the first time a representative from an LGBTQ newspaper has a spot in the White House press briefing room.
The person who got to fill that seat? Chris Johnson, a 2003 LSA and Residential College alumnus in English and Creative Writing!
Recent grads know more than anyone the importance of having an internship during college. Unfortunately, many LSA students can’t afford to take unpaid internships. That’s why recent grads are pitching in. And it’s easy: click here to donate to the LSA internship fund and make a difference in a student’s life today: http://u-mich.me/1cjjeXU