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Alumni POV News Archive

A still from Eternal Spring, in which a character runs in a dark alley while glancing behind them with a look of fear.

Harnessing Change

November 17, 2023 — 
Alum Judith Cheung, associate producer of the documentary Eternal Spring, is building a career raising awareness of atrocities in China. The film, a former Oscar candidate, also serves as a teaching tool for UM students.

The words 'The Big Idea' are overlaid on top of a book and an illustration of networked lines.

Express Yourself

October 26, 2021 — 
Meet two alumni—one 90 and one 21—who have something to say about aging with a bold voice, and using AI to detect disease way faster

A bright pink image with an old newspaper article reading 'The New York Times, Friday, July 1, 1981 - Rare cancer seen in 41 homosexuals - outbreak occurs among men in New York and California - 8 died inside 2 years.'

‘Would I Live or Would I Die?’

October 26, 2021 — 
On the 40th anniversary of the HIV epidemic, L.A.-based Dahn Hiuni recalls those first mysterious cases

A man plays a guitar in a yellowed, vintage photo.


April 16, 2021 — 
Acclaimed journalist Michael Posner on his serendipitous encounter with the iconic Leonard Cohen

The Big Idea, a graphic illustration with grafitti lettering and imagery.

Sound Off

April 16, 2021 — 
Looking for a big idea to move us forward? Here’s two—from alumni Frank Busch and Marcia Friesen

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From the Dark

September 29, 2020 — 
A first-person account behind the dramatic rescue of miners trapped underground

An illustration of the phrase Gap Year, where year appears between the A and P in GAP

Pick up and Go

November 4, 2019 — 
What if you took a gap year with the family? Hear from alumna Daria Salamon, author of Don’t Try This At Home: One Family’s (mis)Adventures Around the World.

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Dad’s Diary

October 24, 2018 — 
Read the story behind the story of author Michael Kaan’s award-winning first novel, The Water Beetles.


May 1, 2018 — 
Can the effects of #metoo and #timesup endure and create real change?

Moon photo by Reid Wiseman‚ courtesy of NASA

Out of this world

October 19, 2017 — 
Dr. Nathalie Sleno [MD/11] is a physician‚ pilot‚ mother of seven and one of 17 Canadians whom the Canadian Space Agency shortlisted to become the country’s next astronaut.

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