Toxic Tour Redux, Take Two

Jumping off from Selam’s blog about the Detroit Toxic Tour (which was more than two weeks ago—can you tell it’s midterm season?), I thought I’d post some additional pictures and commentary. First up is the Detroit Municipal Waste Incinerator, a hotly contested fixture of the city’s landscape since 1986, when it was spearheaded by then-mayor…

A Tour of Detroit with a Focus on Environmental Issues

        Southeast Michigan is a really fascinating place to live. Being a busy graduate student sometimes makes it difficult to get out and explore the area. Fortunately, the University of Michigan provides various opportunities for students to explore the area.           I am currently taking an environmental promotion course and have been reading about environmental…

Toxic Inspiration

You need to attend the Toxic Tour of Detroit, no matter what your discipline of study is. It occurs in the fall semester, and is meant to build awareness around environmental issues that are happening in Detroit. Yes, I will admit that I am biased. As a native Detroiter, I feel that any issue that…

Detroit is where it’s at

The University of Michigan’s School of Public Health program is unique in that Ann Arbor is in such close proximity to the City of Detroit.  Many of the projects that our professors run, whether they involve research or programming, are set in Detroit and tailored to the needs of the local population.  It’s great to…

::Practice Plunge 2011:: New Places, New Faces!

I cannot believe it has been a year since I started the HBHE program here at UMSPH! What a whirlwind.. About one year ago, I went on my first Practice Plunge and here I was again, taking “the plunge” with the newbies to SPH, except this time around I was a little less nervous! Last…