“In my little scheming mind, it’s always important for the students to win a few more times, just enough to be incentivized.”
Steve Wright, professor of civil and environmental engineering and organizer of an annual department food-collection contest.
“Students are away from home and trying to study. They can come eat here and have a decent meal.”
Andrea Randolph, East Quad Dining Hall chef assistant, on the most rewarding part of her job. Randolph also raises chickens at home.
"What's fun is watching the students grow. There's no set pattern; you never know when the light bulb's going to go on and they're going to see their way."
Priscilla Lindsay, chair of the Department of Theatre & Drama
"We try to teach through conversation and questioning."
Pamela Reister, curator for Museum Teaching and Learning at the U-M Museum of Art.
"Our society has barriers to women succeeding in male-dominated professions. Women can be smart. Women can do science. Women should do science."
Pamela Raymond, chair of LSA's Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
"I get to see the whole university, this whole little universe."
John Sartori, painter for Construction Services.
“I love the research and work that I do, because it touches everything. I have impact at many different levels — the individual, family, community and policy,”
Antonia Villarruel, professor of nursing and associate dean for research and global affairs at the School of Nursing.
“I’m good at what I do, from the medical side, but one of my best contributions to the exam is that I listen to (patients).”
Gretchen Ford, certified ophthalmic technician at the Kellogg Eye Center.
“Learning is ongoing and limitless as long as one is willing to grow and challenge one’s self.”
Michael Haithcock, director of bands and professor of conducting, on what inspires him.
“I see heartbreaking things in Detroit, societal breakdowns, failures. … I inform people of that in a visual way. I like to illuminate things.”
Stephen William Schudlich, director of exhibitions at the Work•Detroit gallery, on the source of his artistic inspiration.