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

FRIDAY 3.11.16

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Sangria at Dom's


Dom’s has reopened after its annual winter hiatus, and you know what that means: sangria. Oh, and hopefully a little thing called spring and its warmer temps.

These are Not Gummy Worms


You never thought you would see the poop emoji in a newsletter from your alma mater, but it just happened. That’s because biology lab just got a whole lot more personal as part of a unique hands-on microbiome discovery initiative on campus. #science


(Of science, that is.) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology faculty member (and my very own freshman-year Animal Behavior professor!) Elizabeth Tibbetts was recently selected for a national “Accidental Brilliance” award for her discovery of facial recognition among wasps. Go Dr. Tibbetts, Go!

hey, want my job?!

No, seriously. Not only do I get to write to you all each week, but I also travel the country meeting hundreds of fascinating College alumni. And I’m not gonna lie: It’s pretty fun. Lucky for you, we’re looking for my replacement. If you have an interest in relationship-building, data, and writing—not to mention working for the best school in the universe, obviously—then learn more and apply here! Any questions? Just reply to this e-mail to ask me what it’s like to, ya know, be me.

The Friday Bluebook

Which writer is not on the liberty street mural?
(Click answer below.)


Allan Poe





Last week, only 17% of you correctly guessed that Jack Lousma was the alumnus born on Leap Day—the rest of you were split between James Van Der Beek and Ja Rule lol.

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 encourage their peers to articulate the impact of their LSA education and to create a culture of giving back as alumni. Check out our new website for more information and fill out our interest form to get involved!

Let’s chat:
Christina Pechette is a DYAC staff member and 2013 LSA graduate who thinks reading 20 mins a day isn’t a bad idea. Have information or events you’d like included in this newsletter? Any questions or feedback? Just hit “reply” to talk to me.

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