The Statement magazine: Quiet victors

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Published February 12, 2014



Shifting the spotlight: How staff Shape the 'U'

People call them Michigan Men. From a tract of wilderness, they molded one of the nation’s premier institutions of higher education. Even today their names grace the University’s academic temples of stone and brick, tangible markers of the triumph they left behind.

Photo by ruby wallau

the Third Culture Kid: between Homelands

The term “third culture kid” is new and somewhat unknown. Coined in the 1950s, it’s defined as a child who experienced “significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture” and as a result does not identify completely with any one culture.


Campus Mechanics: you are the trend

By the transitive property, I can walk into a party or a club and feel an immediate connection to the stranger next to me if we can both recognize the song being played.

Illustration by megan mulholland

The writer's Notebook:

by Max Radwin, Deputy Magazine Editor

Falling out of love with Harry potter

Is it a fun read? Definitely. But I want something more out of the books I crack open and, more generally, from the art I choose to intake.

I'm a writer, you're not

That application is the sole defining factor: What is a writer? It’s simple. A writer is someone who writes.

Campus mechanics:

by Amrutha sivakumar, Deputy Magazine Editor

the donors and the Best

Everything that the University does can be expected to be a carefully calculated endeavor, and the process of convincing donors to invest their resources in the University may just be plain science.