Fall 2016 LSA Magazine Features
In a world where terrible things do happen, LSA faculty, alumni, and students turn their talents toward righting some of the world's gravest wrongs. Join three LSA Victors taking on corruption, genocide, and the European refugee crisis.
...take a job with a multinational consulting firm, quit, form a few groundbreaking tech startups, sell them for millions, ditch a dream job with Google to become the CEO of the hottest social media channel on the planet, resign, launch another business geared toward redefining the personal fitness industry, and tell everyone your secret has a lot to do with the nights you spent getting hecked as a comedian.
(Or, life lessons from Silicon Valley legend Dick Costolo.)
When the Red Scare rampaged across campus in the 1950s, three U-M faculty members were publicly hauled to an anti-Communist hearing. All three refused to cooperate with their interrogators. But math instructor Chandler Davis chose a particularly gutsy legal defense, lost his job, served a prison sentence, and emerged browbeaten but willing to fight to get his life back.
The Michigan Difference
The Importance of Being EARNEST
"You can't write a line of code to represent the entire world of experiences."
From the Jaws of Defeat
Students in LSA’s Barger Leadership Institute create their own learning opportunities, including some that don’t go according to plan.
What the Exxon Valdez, Deflategate, and James Dean all have in common.
Taking Some Latitude
There's a city called beatOSU?
Picking Up the Pieces
The ancient kingdom of Macedon had zero chill.
Three Views of the Flint Water Crisis
Roommates, water pallets, and tough questions.
"Jonathan Chait needs to be more sensitive," one letter read.
The Last Word
In the Middle
Being Arab in America