U-M alumni discuss Detroit impact at Hall of Fame induction

Three University of Michigan alumni and Detroit natives were recently honored for their career achievements and national contributions with induction into the U-M Detroiter Hall of Fame.

Lifelong Detroit advocate Tonya Allen (BA’94, MSW’96); renowned poet, publisher and editor Dudley Randall (MSLS ’51), and award-winning journalist and media expert Daniel Okrent (BA ’69) were inducted into the latest class.

With impactful local alumni and nearly 200 years of history between university and city, “the University of Michigan and Detroit are inextricably linked,” says Robert Sellers, U-M’s vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs. “What makes the University of Michigan great is the same thing that makes Detroit great… [it has] a lot to do with the people, particularly the people from Detroit.”

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