U of M


PHOTOS: “From Swing to Hip-Hop: A Photographic History of Music Performance at the University of Michigan”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial Celebration. In this gallery, look for photos from the exhibit “From Swing to Hip-Hop: A Photographic History of Music Performance at the University of Michigan” on display inside the Michigan Union. Music has always been an integral part of life in Ann Arbor and at the university. This exhibit explores how Wolverines and others have employed music for a range of purposes, from embracing a common creative past to fomenting political or artistic rebellion. The images are drawnRead More

U of M: A Friend of Student-Athletes?

Tweet“One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.” ~~~Euripides   I hadn’t addressed the Regents of my alma mater for a couple of years; and, what with a few new faces on board, I signed up to stand up for student-athletes – my sixth address to Them. The entire address was recorded by my intrepid webmaster, Jason; but let me make a few comments here before I let youRead More

WATCH: 420 Day celebrated in Ann Arbor, Michigan (U of M campus)

TweetAmericaJR’s Mike Wrathell reports from the University of Michigan central campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. 420 day is known as “marijuana culture’s high holiday.” April 20 has become a counterculture holiday in North America, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis. Some events have a political nature to them, advocating for the legalization of cannabis. In this video, watch for interviews with Arleen Kosak, Owner of Stairway to Heaven, Madison Ortiz with Hemp-Infused CannaSmack and two University of Michigan students.    

Thousands join in celebration of U-M’s Nike Launch at The M Den on State Street

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sunday night on Ann Arbor’s State Street rang in the season-opening month of August with the debut of apparel representing the Michigan Wolverines’ newest marketing partner: Nike Air Jordan. Throughout an evening that culminated with the M Den’s doors opening to the public at midnight for the new clothing line products, Wolverine notables took to an elevated stage to address both the collaboration and upcoming season. Engaging the audience on anticipated sea change were Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, past team greats LaMarr Woodley and Desmond Howard,Read More

PHOTOS: 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair @ U-M Central Campus — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Jerome Rzucidlo was LIVE at the University of Michigan central campus for the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair. For the first time since its inception, this year’s art fair runs from Thursday-Sunday instead of its traditional Wednesday-Saturday schedule. The four separate, juried art fairs make up one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the United States. In this gallery, look for photos of multiple artists from each of the four fairs: The Original Street Art Fair, The Summer Art Fair, The State Street Art Fair and the SouthRead More

PHOTOS: Madcat Midnight Blues Journey, Dave Boutette perform @ 2016 Ann Arbor Summer Festival

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the University of Michigan campus for the 2016 Ann Arbor Summer Festival (#A2SF). The indoor Mainstage series includes ticketed performances of world-class music, dance, theater, and comedy. The outdoor program, Top of the Park, is held along a beautiful campus green and offers admission-free concerts, movies under the stars, open-air spectacles, and unique family attractions. In this gallery, look for photos of Dave Boutette and the Madcat Midnight Blues Journey on the Top of the Park age. You’ll also see The Water Balloon GladiatorsRead More

Editorial: U of M, the NCAA, & The Apocalypse

Tweet Photo caption: “Post-Apocalyptic Deer” is a great artwork by Gregory Potter. “Did you ever have a sister? did you?” ~~~William Faulkner from The Sound And The Fury “Our purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.” ~~~The Core Purpose of the NCAA from their Mission Statement I’ve addressed the Regents at my alma mater like five times now. It’s crazy. All on the same theme. TheyRead More