This summer, members of photo staff traveled around the globe. From Ann Arbor to Italy, we captured people and places. 

Sports writer Aria Gerson with Jeopardy host Alex Trebek in 2011.

Dec. 30, 2016: I’m watching the Michigan football team play in the Orange Bowl when Head Coach Jim Harbaugh starts wildly clapping, clipboard in hand.


“Thank you for applying to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. We regret to inform you that you have not been admitted to the Class of 2020. We encourage you to apply again next Winter...”

The House of the Rising Sun album

There are times when you just can’t get it right, and then there are times when you learn you haven’t been getting it right your entire life.


There are certain places I tend to avoid when I return to my hometown after a year away at college. The notorious town watering holes: June graduation parties, the grocery store on Sunday evenings, Starbucks.

Reggie the Campus Corgi

Alexandra Ngo, who graduated in 2018, sat with Michael Sola in the Michigan Union Billiards Room, where Ngo worked, watching Vine compilations one night in Spring 2017. Sola, a local retiree and Pembroke Welsh corgi owner, found the Vines both amusing and perhaps a bit bewildering.

Cheyenne Travioli

Cheyenne Travioli is more than just a leader in the University of Michigan’s Native American community.


Do you love being interrupted? Do you revel in people underestimating you? Does it warm your heart to see loud, aggressive or gross behavior? Then you are going to love this thousands-years-old concept: toxic masculinity!

The angry commenter

Students of the Year

Activists. Innovators. Leaders. Community builders.

Akira Nishii

When I asked Akira Nishii, an LSA and Engineering junior, how it felt to be named a student of the year, he chuckled.