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The Outsiders Archive

Last spring, filmmaker John Sayles donated an archive of film-related materials to the University, including 199 boxes filled with journals, research notes, script drafts, letters, and more.

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Mapping Slavery in Detroit

Professor Tiya Miles and a team of students have spent two years researching the history of slavery in Detroit and mapping the lives of slaves and former slaves.

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How to Finish College in an Hour

Try your hand at Michigarg, the board game where winning a Hopwood Award can advance you two places, and dating a freshman can set you back nine.

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Twitter, Big Data, and Jobs Numbers

An LSA Economics professor has found a way to harvest employment data from tweets and hashtags faster and more accurately than the government’s official reports.

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Weird Water

We’re mostly made of it; we need it to survive. We know water pretty well. Surprisingly, though, there are some things we did not know about water. Spoiler alert: In tiny amounts, water becomes downright weird.

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