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We can do better for our children suffering from mental illness

Over the past year or so, a friend of mine in Ann Arbor has had to spend quite a bit of time in the emergency room with her son due to various physical and mental issues he’s had to deal with, and the experience has given her some insight into how differently we treat children […]

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Awesome U-M undergrads launch startup to teach American history through the stories of inspirational women

The Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation a few days ago awarded a $1,000 grant to Virginia Lozano, an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, who, along with her twin sister Beatriz, created an education technology company called Leesta in order to “inspire 8-11 year olds by teaching American History through the stories of women.” After bestowing […]

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Temple Grandin to speak in Ann Arbor on September 9

It’s just been announced that noted animal scientist and advocate for the autistic, Temple Grandin – a woman recently immortalized on film by Claire Danes, and honored as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people – will be coming to speak at U-M as part of the School of Art & Design’s Penny W. […]

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