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327 Million and Counting

There is a lot of debate about whether the 2020 census should include a citizenship question. Two LSA researchers frame the argument that will come before the Supreme Court this week.

Old Bones, New Home

The U-M Museum of Natural History has opened its doors to visitors in its new digs at the Biological Sciences Building on Central Campus.

Be A Victor

We strive to support the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, LSA needs you—because the world needs Victors.

Social Sciences

Unpacking the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Economist James Hines discusses the new tax cuts, common filing errors, and the looming deficit.


The Forgotten Fire

A 1973 arson attack on a gay bar in New Orleans remains officially unsolved. Alumnus Robert Fieseler’s book examines the event and the impact it made on the burgeoning gay rights movement.

Natural Sciences

Three-Ring Scholar

Alumna Andrea Jones-Rooy has brought the circus to campus and textbooks to the trapeze, all while building a life full of complex adventures outside the ivory tower.


The Case for Diversity

Diversity beats sameness, and one LSA professor is out to prove it. With his book The Difference, Scott E. Page (A.B. ’85), an honors math alumnus and current professor of complex systems, political science, and economics, uses math and logic to make the case that higher diversity yields greater tangible benefits. Now, Page gets invited to consult with organizations like the Mellon Foundation, Google, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the U.S. Treasury, and NASA, among others. They’re taking his argument seriously and running with it in the real world.

Likewise, diverse perspectives are vital to the liberal arts mission of LSA. Departments throughout the College see value in diversity—with benefits both tangible and intangible—and are taking action as a result: They’re developing plans and programs to create a more diverse student body and faculty.






The Power of Internships

At LSA, we understand that to change the world takes actually experiencing it. And we are committed to providing our students the support they need in order to pair their LSA education with real-life opportunities. Watch how LSA internships are changing students’ perspectives on their coursework and giving them a crucial advantage in their careers.

LSA Magazine


In this issue of LSA Magazine, we profile people making puppets, video games, new kinds of knowledge, new types of money, and new ways to work with each other.

Game Guts

Video games are big business, and LSA's alums and faculty have contributed to the mechanics of the medium.

Digital Dollars

The worth of a digital currency like Bitcoin seems uncertain if you look only at its volatile exchange rate. But some say its importance goes well beyond your wallet.

Make Up Your Mind

From the Cognitive Evolution Group Lab in East Hall to the trees of Cayo Santiago, LSA’s Alexandra Rosati is trying to learn how evolution shaped the way humans think.