College – a luxury or necessity?

With the constant (and important) discussions about higher education today, it’s easy to forget WHY places like the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at Michigan are SO valuable. Articles like this one from the New York Times help us remember.

“But it’s impossible to put a dollar value on a nimble, adaptable intellect, which isn’t the fruit of any specific course of study and may be the best tool for an economy and a job market that change unpredictably.”

So we are thankful that Michigan’s Governor Snyder has recommended a budget increase for all three of University of Michigan’s campuses.



Alumnus Matt Smith donates $350,000 to support stuttering research

Matt Smith (AB 1993 Political Science) recently donated $350,000 to the Department of Psychiatry to support stuttering research. Read the whole story here! An already generous LSA alumnus, Matt has supported the College for years as a Political Science Advisory Board member and as a donor to the Matthew K. Smith Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. He recently accepted a position on the South Florida Regional Campaign Council for the University.

Thank you, Matt, for being a Victor for Michigan in so many ways.