Author: Wallenberg Committee

Bryan Stevenson, 2017 Wallenberg Medal Recipient

2017, Bryan Stevenson

By Jana Wilbricht, Ph.D. Candidate, Communication Studies; Graduate Student Staff Assistant

On the evening of March 7th, 2017, the 25th Wallenberg Medal, the most distinguished award given by the University of Michigan, was presented to civil rights lawyer and social rights activist Bryan Stevenson, who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization working to guarantee a legal defense to every inmate on death row in Alabama, in 1989.

John Shaver

Nursing “I have been privileged to spend the last several weeks working with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) here in South Africa. I, along with another student from the University of Michigan, am...

Watching the Bayreuth Summer Solstice bonfire with some newly arrived refugees

Molly Green

Public Health “My time spent working with Syrian refugees in Germany this summer has given me insight not just into their health needs, but also into their lives as they adjust to living in...

Meredith Starkman in Brazil

2016, Meredith Starkman

Written by William Foreman, originally published by Global Michigan. Meredith Starkman says one of the most emotionally trying experiences of her life happened on an education-abroad trip to Rio de Janeiro when she went...