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9 Summertime Perks & Services for U-M Graduate Students

Maybe you’re sticking around in Ann Arbor this summer, and maybe you’re wondering what to do with less structured days or a limited budget. If that sounds like you, check out this list of things that you’re still eligible to take advantage of over the summer as an enrolled Rackham student. Most of these things are free (or discounted), and run the gamut from practical to academic to purely fun.

Let's Talk About Prelims, Part 2: Lessons Learned and Others' Experiences

As April comes to a close as I finish writing this post, I’ll have had about two months of reflecting on my prelim experience. If I had the knowledge I have now about the process, I would’ve done some things a little differently. I feel like I waited until the last minute to start studying general immunology and due to the panic, ended up focusing too much on this section of the exam and studied way too much detail. Instead, I should’ve refined my specific aim presentation more and spent more time thinking about my proposal especially since half of our exam time was based on the specific aims.

Slightly Odd Things to Do in Southeast Michigan

As the summer approaches, I will once more be headed to Greece to do my fieldwork. But for those who will be in Ann Arbor and will (hopefully) have a bit more free time than usual, here are some delightful-yet-quirky things to do I have discovered over the past year. I suspect fellow international students will get a special kick out of these, but even Americans might find some novel experiences on the list.

Inside the Diamondback Saloon

Diamondback Saloon.