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The Face of Modern Day Slavery
The Face of Modern Day Slavery

She thought about leaving. Of course she did; who wouldn't? But where would she go? Whom could she trust? What would her captors do if they found out? So, day after day, year after year, throughout her early teens, often for 14 hours a day, Nicole worked at the grueling task of beautifying women with African braids. Rows and rows of tiny, intricate braids that turned Nicole's hands old before their time. Grandma hands, she called them. More...


Whither the Law Librarian?
Whither the Law Librarian?

A 2008 story in Forbes magazine estimated that Google handled 235 million searches a day. If we suppose that the number has risen a bit to a quarter of a billion of searches every day, that breaks down to more than 35 searches a day for every man, woman, and child on the face of the Earth. If a machine can do that, where does that leave the librarian? More...


New Life for a Dying Tree
New Life for a Dying Tree

Greg Smith is working in his basement studio, holding a bowl gouge steadily on the lathe as he smooths the inside curve of a roughed-out bowl. The clunk clunk clunk of metal on wood and the 600 RPM whir of machinery are his soundtrack. Wood shavings fly everywhere, coating Smith's arm and forming a dusty shag rug at his feet. More...


Higher Math at Dominick's
Higher Math at Dominick's

Howard B. Iwrey, '86, remembers the good and bad, but mostly the good, of one of his hangouts. "The food was mediocre on a good day, the ambiance was cave-like, and it seems like it was always cold, dark, and damp. I miss it terribly." More...


Munger's $20M Gift
Munger's $20M Gift

One of the largest gifts ever made to Michigan Law will help revitalize living spaces within the 86-year-old student-housing portion of the iconic Law Quadrangle. The $20 million gift from Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charles T. Munger (HLLD Law '10) will pay for the majority of a renovation project inside the Lawyers Club housing complex. More...

 
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