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  1. Welcome HoMe: Masking Up Michigan

        Vaishnavi Krishnan and Divya Ramamoorthy, co-founders of Masks of Michigan, describe the mission behind their influential initiative to encourage mask-wearing on campus.   Interview conducted by Keara KottenRead More

  2. Welcome HoMe: Discussing Student Expectations for Fall

      Michigan sophomore Alana Milow discusses her ideal fall semester, COVID apprehension, and how she wants to help build a Wolverine culture of care.   Interview conducted by Grant FlotoRead More

  3. Conversations for Change: Finding Home

      Michigan junior Shannon Li shares her experience as a queer woman of color and the challenges and opportunities that come with expressing her identity. She encourages others to share theirRead More

  4. Conversations for Change: Fighting For Your Identities

        U-M senior and Speaker of the Black Student Union Thomas Vance emphasizes the importance of intersectionality and the difference between true allyship and performative allyship.    Interview conductedRead More

  5. Conversations for Change: U-M Student Perspectives

      On Friday, June 5, UMSocial brought together U-M students, faculty, and staff to show support and solidarity for the black community through a Constructive Conversation for Societal Change. ThisRead More

  6. Conversations for Change: Using My Voice

      U-M senior, Quynh Tran, discusses her experiences as a minority student and ally on campus and actions for creating positive change for people of color.   Interview conducted byRead More

  7. Conversations for Change: Examining Racial Disparities Online

      In a world already gripped by digital connectivity, the COVID-19 pandemic’s stay-at-home orders, school and office closures, and ban on social gatherings somehow elevated the prominence of screens inRead More

  8. Conversations for Change: Our Stories Are All Valuable

      Michigan senior Jamilah Willis examines social inequities, privilege, and the constant fight for justice.   Interview conducted by Keara Kotten #UMSocial Intern and University Of Michigan Class of 2022Read More

  9. Conversations for Change: Staying True to Yourself

      U-M Central Student Government Vice President Saveri Nandigama shares her perspective regarding campus climate, progressive action plans, and her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.    Interview conducted byRead More

  10. Conversations for Change: We’re On The Same Team

      Michigan senior and baseball player Isaiah Paige discusses his experiences as a black student-athlete, where he hopes to see change, and how his inspirational TikTok gained so much traction.Read More

  11. Behind the Scenes of the #Victors2020 Project

      Grant Floto is a graduating senior at the University of Michigan, majoring in Sport Management with a minor in Law, Justice, and Social Change. Grant has worked as aRead More

  12. Don’t let a smartphone stop you! 7 Tips for conducting interviews from home.

      We are living in a time when our daily routines have turned 180 degrees.  Millions of people around the world are working remotely, sitting in their makeshift offices orRead More

  13. Celebrate Graduation Virtually

    Show Your Support for Students in Social Add a celebratory frame to your Facebook profile, Send a Snap with our graduation filters, or join your next Zoom call from theRead More

  14. UMSocial’s Top 5 Visual Apps for Making Life Easier

    We produce a lot of content—like a lot. So whenever we can find a new tool, tip, or trick to improve the process and innovate our delivery, we’re going toRead More

  15. Be Social, Stay Social: Social Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation

      We are social beings, neurologically hardwired for connection. In an unprecedented time when we are vulnerable to feelings of fear and anxiety, we have been asked to “socially distance”Read More

  16. Custom Zoom Backdrops

    Zoom allows users to upload custom backgrounds and see themselves transported to any location of their choosing during their online classes or video conference calls. Revisit your favorite campus locationRead More

  17. Valentines and Puppy Love!

      Valentine’s Day has become a rather special occasion for us here at #UMSocial. In years past, we’ve celebrated by sharing student and alumni #UMichLoveStories, and authoring, crudely designing, andRead More

  18. Top 20: Tech

      Experts from the University of Michigan College of Engineering share some of the major advancements in tech that occurred in 2019 and what we can watch for in 2020.Read More

  19. Top 20: Photos

      As we head into a new decade, here are some of our favorite moments captured in 2019 by our talented photographers:                Read More

  20. Top 20: News Stories

      As we head into 2020, here is a look at 20 of the top stories that garnered the University of Michigan a great deal of media attention this pastRead More

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