A-Maize-ing Space

How The Michigan Astronomy Department Contributed to the Greatest Development in Space Technology of the 21st Century It’s no surprise that as the number one public research university, the University of Michigan has been a dominant force in space science development throughout the 21st century. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), launched at the end […]

Welcome Back, Mary Sue!

On January 15th it was announced that the University of Michigan’s board of regents had unanimously voted to fire President Mark Schlissel due to published inappropriate communications with a staff member. After seven years of contentious leadership including poorly-handled coronavirus protocols, multiple strikes by graduate students and unconstitutional infringement of free speech toward the start […]

Get a Shot, Win a Lot

How States are Incentivizing Their Citizens to Get Vaccinated It’s late May, and things are looking up.  People are emerging from their sheltered, quarantined life to a world full of lifted mask mandates, opened indoor dining, and COVID-19 vaccinations.  The U.S. recently reached 53% of adults vaccinated, and President Joe Biden hopes to raise that […]