LSA Magazine

Toilets, Ladies, and Exercise
Toilets came to Ann Arbor with U-M President James B. Angell, who had one installed in the president’s house in 1870. Improvements to sanitary conditions on campus would eventually extend to students’ living quarters.

Bluegrass as a Cure for the Blues
Rising music star Rebecca Frazier on the source of her heartache and inspiration.

Far-Flung Fieldwork
After World War II, one bold professor went straight to General MacArthur and asked for a research field station amid the rubble of Occupied Japan. The result was an outpost that gave LSA faculty an unprecedented look at Japanese life and tested their scholarly mettle.

Worldly Determination
Grace Sims studied abroad in Turkey, and is one of thousands of U-M students who go abroad every year in more than 50 countries.

Detroit’s Fresh-Food Guru
Fiona Ruddy is working hard to increase access to nutritious food in Detroit to improve the health of the city.

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LSA Magazine is the alumni magazine of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan. LSA Magazine reaches an audience of 180,000 people composed primarily of College alumni, though it also includes LSA seniors, as well as the College's faculty and staff members.

Lara Zielin is the magazine's editor. The magazine's designer is Patricia Claydon.You can email them at

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