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Fall 2020 COVID-19 Policy Update

October 20, 2020 • Other Stories, Faculty, Graduate Student

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, two important announcements were made regarding campus COVID-19 health and safety. These measures are preventative and were instituted to support the health, wellbeing, and safety of the campus community and surrounding areas. Read More >

Back to School: Fall 2020 Campus Info

August 11, 2020 • Faculty, Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student

The Stamps School of Art & Design is excited to welcome students to our classrooms and our studios in the fall 2020 term, in alignment with U-M President Mark Schlissel’s public health-informed return to campus. Read More >

A Living Learning Lab For Equity: Keesa V. Johnson (MDes ‘21) and the Campus Farm

July 13, 2020 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Student Voices, Graduate Student

“’Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.’ Those are the words of Frantz Fanon," says Keesa V. Johnson (MDes '21). "And I'm not going to betray anything.” Read More >

Joann McDaniel, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Retires

June 24, 2020 • Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Student

For over 15 years, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs Joann McDaniel has dedicated herself to ensuring that Stamps students have had the resources and support they need to make the most of their U-M experience and prepare for their post-college lives. Read More >

2021 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence: Tracey Snelling

June 15, 2020 • Visiting Artist, Faculty, Graduate Student

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan are pleased to announce the 2021 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence: Tracey Snelling. Read More >

Stamps Statement of Support for Chinese Students, Researchers, and Faculty

June 8, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty, Graduate Student

On Friday, May 29, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation into effect that restricts entry to the United States for many Chinese researchers, effective June 1, 2020. Read More >

COVID-19 Relief: Stamps Student Emergency Fund

May 26, 2020 • Giving, Making a Difference, Graduate Student

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the Stamps community together to face new challenges, address unprecedented complexities, and find new ways to support one another during this difficult time. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Ashley Moon (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

In order to have a government that one day works for everyone, Ashley Moon (MDes '20) believes more people have to see the value in getting involved in it. For her thesis project, Moon (MDes '20), set out to use design principles to promote civic engagement… Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Jennifer Low (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

When we think about gentrification and the issues that surround it, Jennifer Low (MDes '20) says we often assume they are inevitable, uncontrollable forces. But this is rarely the case. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Colleen Clark (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

Nearly half of all new K-12 teachers leave the profession within the first five years, and Colleen Clark (MDes '20) says it's not always for the obvious reason. Read More >