Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. brothers

December 4th, 1906: Founder’s Day for the first Black Greek Organization in the world at Cornell University, which began as a result of seven men rallying against racism and segregation in academic institutions and beyond.

Cherry Tan quote

When registration for fall classes opened, I eagerly signed up for a course on Asia as it was something I was keen in exploring, given that I was an Asian student here at the University of Michigan on my study abroad.

“In the Mood for Love” (2001)

“He remembers those vanished years. As though looking through a dusty window pane, the past is something he could see, but not touch. And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct.”

—— Wong Kar-Wai “In the Mood for Love” (2001)


Public Policy senior Ashley Tjhung interned at Vital Voices Global Partnership, a global women’s empowerment organization, in Washington, D.C. last summer.


This summer, LSA senior Zainab Bhindarwala interned at a congresswoman’s office and an advocacy-based legal nonprofit.

How did you hear about your internships?


Here’s the thing about identities and labels: in some instances, they’re placed upon your shoulders even if you have a hard time relating to them. It’s not anyone’s fault; it’s just how society works nowadays.


As a senior entering my last semester of undergrad, I’ve taken a lot of time to reflect on what experiences of mine have been the most memorable these past four years. Close to the top of my list has been my job since freshman year at the Conference and Event Services of the University Unions.


This past summer, I went on a Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates study abroad service trip to Cusco, Peru. To be completely honest, I chose this country mainly because I wanted to see Machu Picchu and because I’ve always wanted to go to South America as well.


How did you hear about your internship?


Nestled in the dirt, under the roots of a date tree

Half of my heart waits

Calling out to me desperately


I’m walking, earbuds in