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August 21, 2019

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November 15, 2018

Youths speak out against gun violence at Wallenberg ceremony

Two years ago, as he walked his girlfriend home from a bus stop, Ke’Shon Newman’s brother was shot nine times and killed in crossfire.

The Chicago high school student said the tragedy traumatized his family, leaving the fear that his mother might lose another son due to the conditions of their neighborhood.

September 14, 2018

Youth groups advocating against gun violence to receive Wallenberg Medal

Two youth advocacy groups that are focused on ending gun violence in their communities will be awarded the 2018 Wallenberg Medal from the University of Michigan.

The winners of this year’s medal will be B.R.A.V.E. (Bold Resistance Against Violence Everywhere) Youth Leaders from Chicago and March For Our Lives from Parkland, Florida.

March 22, 2018

Wallenberg Fellow to study whether mobile phones ease poverty

When Meagan Malm was a freshman at the University of Michigan, she had to choose a language requirement. She didn't want to do Spanish like she did in high school, so instead she chose Swahili, a language widely spoken in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in Africa.

November 2, 2016

Lawyer, activist Bryan Stevenson to receive Wallenberg Medal

The University of Michigan's 2016-17 Wallenberg Medal will be awarded to civil rights lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson at 7:30 p.m. March 7, 2017, at Rackham Auditorium. After the medal presentation, Stevenson will give the 25th Wallenberg Lecture.

July 14, 2015

Author and activist Masha Gessen to receive Wallenberg Medal

The 2015 Wallenberg Medal will be awarded to Russian and American journalist, author and activist Masha Gessen on Nov. 3.

After the medal presentation at 7:30 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium, Gessen will give the 24th Wallenberg Lecture.

July 14, 2014

Alumnus Raoul Wallenberg honored with Congressional Gold Medal

In a rare posthumous ceremony, U-M alumnus Raoul Wallenberg was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal on June 9 in honor of his heroism during the Holocaust.

The award was presented to Wallenberg's sister, Nina Lagergren, during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.

March 17, 2014

2014 Wallenberg Fellow to study tuberculosis in Peru

The $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship Award for 2014 has been presented to LSA senior Lily Bonadonna, to study the social causes of tuberculosis prevalence in Lima, Peru. President Mary Sue Coleman announced Bonadonna's selection for the second annual award at the Honors Convocation on Sunday.

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