News & Features

  1. Student-run nonprofit provides hundreds of excess medical supplies to Ann Arbor hospitals, with plans to send more

    Blueprints for Pangaea, a student-run 501(c)(3) medical surplus recovery organization (MSRO), coordinated a donation of around 700 plastic face shields to Packard Health, Hope Clinic, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, and SafeHouse Center, thanks to a generous donation of PPE from Crawford Industries and Systematics, Inc.

  2. Voting by mail, open meetings, banking & cultural participation: students help communities with COVID-19 challenges

    When students from the summer Citizen Interaction Design Fellows program began working with Michigan election clerks, they quickly realized they could do more than the project in front of them.

  3. Community and Civic Engagement During COVID-19

    The Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning is a civic engagement center with a mission “to cultivate and steward equitable partnerships between communities and the University of Michigan in order to advance social change for the public good.”

  4. Michigan Law Students Provide a Corps of Community Support During COVID-19

    As the COVID-19 outbreak spread through Michigan and across the United States, rising second-year law student Maiya Moncino worked to create a centralized volunteer effort to assist individuals affected by the pandemic, a community effort now known as the COVID Corps.

  5. Center for Interprofessional Education celebrates 5 years of progress and productivity amid challenges

    An annual report released this month marking the 5th year of the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education (IPE) documents extraordinary progress toward transforming the future of collaborative health practice at University of Michigan and beyond.

  6. UM-Flint professor honored for 25 years of international nursing

    For the past 25 years, professor Maureen Tippen, has taken more than 250 University of Michigan-Flint nursing students on service-learning journeys to Africa, Asia and Latin America. Tippen, clinical associate professor emerita of nursing, is this year’s recipient of the U-M’s Presidential Award for Distinguished Service in International Education.

  7. Making a socially distant campus ‘feel more like home’: Students offer ideas

    As campuses across the nation move towards the challenges of fall semester, there’s well-spring of innovation and creativity coming from students. An app to track bus occupancy. A friend-matching system to spur connections despite social distancing. An inclusive COVID-19 testing protocol designed to eliminate out-of-network fees for students without health insurance.

  8. COVID-19 Stories: Michigan Ross Alum’s Innovative Program Is Targeting Food and Financial Insecurity Across the U.S.

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, three immediate issues emerged: the loss of access to food support and school programs for at-risk, food-insecure populations; income loss for paycheck-to-paycheck workers; and depleted essential volunteers that provide for these vulnerable populations.

  9. Program Aims to Help the Muslim Community Quit Smoking During Ramadan

    The Yallah Quit program uses culturally specific, text message-based guidance to help Muslims kick the habit of cigarettes and hookah smoking.