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

FRIDAY 03.31.17

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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

Millennials get labeled a lot of things — spoiled, narcissistic, “ruiners of everything” — but that’s not to say that we don’t have some redeeming qualities. Our idealism is good for our personal relationships and careers.

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DIGITAL LOVE

Nowadays, you can pretty much do anything with your cell phone. Pay bills ✔ Book flights ✔ Learn Spanish ✔ Make a Bitmoji (serious business, folks) ✔ You may be able to get a lot done on your phone, but it might actually be making you less productive at work. While we’re talking tech probs, you may want to read up on 372 ways to protect your digital life. Pro tip: “Invest in a smartphone case made from pressed black peppercorns.”

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WORK, WORK, WORK

You know how experts are constantly telling you how to achieve work-life balance? Turns out they’re not very good at listening to their own advice. U-M Professor of Psychology David Dunning can believe that since he discovered we are all “confident idiots.” Take it from award-winning author Michelle Goodman— she was a self-help guru who will tell you why you shouldn’t listen to people like her.

QUEENS OF THE COURT

The Michigan women’s basketball team is one win from their first WNIT title. The team has had the most successful season in Michigan women’s basketball history. In other Michigan news, U-M has announced its plans for the bicentennial commencement.

TICKLED MILLENNIAL PINK

If you haven’t heard, millennial pink is the new black.

The Friday Bluebook

What year were women first admitted to the University? (Click answer below.)

A

1870

B

1910

C

1892

You all sure know your U-M basketball history! A majority of you (75%) knew that Glen Rice was the Michigan basketball player who was named All-American the same year that U-M became NCAA Champions! Sadly, 25% of you need to brush up on your sports trivia.

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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!


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