Tag Archives: POI

Zaynab Elkolaly

Zaynab Elkolaly is an 18-year-old senior at Washtenaw Technical Middle College. She is a proud Arab-American Muslim woman who is passionate about flying planes, reading every book she can get her hands on, explaining to people that Islam is not “the religion of terror”, and leading revolutions. She hopes to study nuclear engineering and public

Person Of Interest: Russ Collins

by Grace Jensen How did you get your job as the executive director of the Michigan Theater Foundation? Well, that was over 35 years ago. I had gotten a master’s degree in arts administration at the University of Michigan and not too long after graduating, this job came along and there were a whole bunch

Leah Karr

Nurse, activist, and co-founder of U-M’s Professional Nurse Council By Mary Gallagher Leah Karr is a Registered Nurse at Mott Children’s Hospital who acted as an organizer with the University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council for the 2018 contract negotiations with Michigan Medicine. What made you decide to get involved in the contract negotiations? We

Sreyashi Dey: A Powerful Woman Of The Arts

Sreyashi Dey is President and Artistic Director of Akshara, an Ann Arbor-based multi-cultural, multi-arts organization founded by Dey and Dr. Paroma Chatterjee that presents arts inspired by India. Dey is also a classical Odissi dancer, and holds an MS in Economics and an MBA from Purdue. How do you see the arts fitting into daily