University of Michigan Dearborn en Immigrant memoir project <p>Seven years ago, political science professor Ron Stockton was mentoring a student from Poland who was struggling with a writing assignment. So Stockton told her to imagine she was writing a letter to her great-grandchildren describing her life here as an immigrant. The student loved the idea, got super excited, and spread the word about Stockton’s technique. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Kyle Norris 7304 at Immigrant memoir project A Michigan university grappling with the world <p>Once upon a time, universities were cloistered places, which deliberately shunned the down-and-dirty worlds of politics and the marketplace in favor of research, contemplation, and teaching.</p><p>That&#39;s never been totally the case in Michigan, however. What is now Michigan State was established for the explicit purpose of bringing &quot;applied science&quot; to the state&#39;s farmers and agricultural industry, back when that was the industry of Michigan.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:30:27 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 6310 at A Michigan university grappling with the world