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  1. Activism & Racial Education: A discussion of ‘Between the World and Me’

    The objective behind #UMichChat is to stimulate meaningful dialogues around pertinent issues and highlight the expertise within the University of Michigan community. By combining our own social presence with thoseRead More

  2. Dormspiration

    We are delighted to announce our 2nd annual Dormspiration Pinterest contest! With our victors soon on their way to move-in and create their hoMe away from home, and, after theRead More

  3. Wolverines of Ann Arbor

    I have always been fascinated by how, despite the interconnectedness of humanity, two people could go their entire lives ‘not existing’ to each other, simply because they never happened toRead More

  4. July 2015 Recap

    July-  the ‘dog days of summer’ -traditionally a quiet time on college campuses. But social media never sleeps, and neither does the University of Michigan campus! Our team spent JulyRead More

  5. July 2015 #UMichChat recap

    Each month, our #UMichChat Twitter series allows us bring thought-provoking conversations to our social audiences, and gives them the opportunity to interact with distinguished members of the Michigan community. Our JuneRead More

  6. Introducing the #UMSocial Instagram Ambassador Program.

    It’s no secret that Instagram is one of the most successful social media platforms of all time. Certainly, our @uofmichigan Instagram account is a huge component of our social mediaRead More

  7. Life As A Wolverine

    Our monthly #UMichChats provide the invaluable opportunity for our Twitter followers to connect with alumni and faculty. This month, our team wanted to focus on student life. In the comingRead More

  8. John Dingell #UMichChat

    The start of each month brings a new opportunity for our Twitter followers to engage closely with distinguished professors, athletes, thought leaders, and scholars in diverse fields. With Spring CommencementRead More

  9. Yik Yak’s Potential for Social Good

    Here at UMSocial, we spend a lot of time reading tweets, scrolling through Instagram, viewing “snaps” and navigating Facebook posts. We see the good, the bad, and the just plainRead More

  10. Violence, Crime & Social Media #UMichChat

    Violence and crime do not have an area code nor an IP address, and the prevalence of ephemeral and anonymous social applications continues to provide a breeding ground for inappropriate information.Read More

  11. Snap-a-versary: One Year on Snapchat!

    Last month, we celebrated the first anniversary of one of #UMSocial’s most successful initiatives to date- our ‘UofMichigan’ Snapchat account. At its conception in February 2014, we were just the second university onRead More

  12. Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Michigan’s Future #UMichChat

    What do Kelly Lapierre, Thomas Zurbuchen, Jeffrey Sorensen, David Merrit, and Michael Finney have in common? Not only are they passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation, but they joined us lastRead More

  13. January 2015 @ UMSocial

    January brings about new beginnings: a new year, new semester, and new opportunities to engage with our Wolverines. It’s also the perfect time to reflect on the past, identify whatRead More

  14. Michigan Squirrels

    Outnumbering students (only slightly) and acting as the “unofficial mascot” of the University of Michigan, squirrels have received celebrity status within the Ann Arbor and UMich community. We routinely shareRead More

  15. Geofilter Wrap-Up

    We have had our eye on Snapchat’s Geofilters since their introduction in July ’14.  The opportunity to allow our already extremely active community a way to brand their snaps uniquely to ourRead More

  16. December 2014 @ UMSocial

    Ah, December. ‘Tis the season for final exams, holiday festivities, and wintery afternoons on campus. Along with the evergreen content which we routinely promote around these seasonal topics, our teamRead More

  17. Royster #UMichChat

    On Friday, our team geared up for our third #UMichChat. Unlike the previous Twitter chats, which featured several guests throughout the allotted time, we were fortunate enough to sit one-on-one withRead More

  18. 2014: A Year in Recap

    With the year coming to a close, we thought it was the perfect time to reflect on all that #UMSocial has accomplished. 2014 brought many new and exciting ways toRead More

  19. November 2015 @ UMSocial

    Like most months, November was rather busy for the #UMSocial team. There is always something exciting happening at the University of Michigan, and we must readily reflect that in ourRead More

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