Young Alumni Newsletter - University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

FRIDAY 03.10.17

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Yes, bibliotherapy is a thing. . . and it can actually make you happier. No need to book an appointment.


Learn why working all the time became an “alternative signal of status” in America.


Read how Black Twitter humorously uses pop culture to bring attention to social issues.



According to billionaire investor and Shark Tank television personality Mark Cuban, employers will begin hiring candidates with strong creative and critical thinking skills. Cuban predicts that robots will take over the world. . . just kidding. He actually thinks that with the rise of technology there will be “automation of automation” and humans will not be as in-demand as they are now in the tech industry. On the other hand, maybe we just need to be human venn diagrams.


Civil rights lawyer and activist Bryan Stevenson was awarded the 25th Wallenberg Medal the most distinguished award given by the University of Michigan. It’s also been really windy in the Midwest which ruined some travel plans.

Upcoming Events

Ann Arbor | March 29 | 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm | LSA Building | 500 S. State St

The Dean’s Young Alumni Council of Southeast Michigan will be hosting an LSA young alumni panel where current students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the job market, finding a career path, and general professional advice. Following the panel, there will be a networking opportunity for alumni and current students to meet with one another and chat about finding and securing a job after graduation! If you would like to help out, please email Alexandra Dulin at

The Friday Bluebook

What attraction could once be found at the foot of the Washtenaw Ave bridge that spans between the Hill dorms and Central Campus? (Click answer below.)







Another week, another trivia answer revealed. Last week, only 27% of you correctly guessed that Spanish was taught for the first time in 1848. Kind of a tricky question since French was actually taught two years earlier in 1846. The majority of you (38%) guessed French and the rest guessed German.

Join the Conversation Support Students

Share DYAC stories and connect with us and each other! Mention @UMichLSA and tag #LSAvictors on your favorite social networks.

Donate now to the LSA Fund for Need-Based Student Support or the LSA Fund for Student Internships.

About the Dean's Young Alumni Council

The Dean’s Young Alumni Council (DYAC) is a highly engaged group of recent graduates whose mission is to meaningfully connect with the College and within their communities, and work to create a culture of giving among LSA’s young alumni. Check out our website for more information and fill out our interest form to get involved!

Let’s chat:
Amanda is a 2016 LSA graduate who is going to start watching “Keeping Up With the Kattarshians.” Yes, you heard me right. Meow. Have information or events you’d like included in the newsletter? Any questions or feedback? Just hit “reply” to talk to me.

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