Intergroup Relations


IGR Alumna Stephanie Chang Makes History in Michigan State Legislature

In November 2014, U-M Alumna Stephanie Chang was elected to serve a two-year term in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 6 (Detroit along the river, River Rouge, and Ecorse). What makes Chang’s election to office unique is her distinction of being the first Asian American female elected to the Michigan legislature. Chang’s recent accomplishment is preceded by an impressive list of achievements in academia and in her community, all of which utilized her passion for public affairs and social issues.

Photo of Stephanie Chang with constituents

Alumni: How to Stay Connected to IGR After You Graduate!

by Christiana Allen-Pipkin, Student Coordinator of IGR Alumni Programs

Once you graduate from the University of Michigan and IGR, it can be incredibly tempting to want to continue being affiliated with IGR. Fortunately, there are many ways to stay connected - we have opportunities to become involved with us, no matter where you are located in the world!

Staying Connected

IGR Alumni Gather at Dominick's for Our Annual Spring Alumni Mixer


Introducing IGR's New Alumni Committee Co-Chairs

Kadija Deen

University of Michigan, 2008 English, BA Political Science, BA Temple University Beasley School of Law

Q: What was your IGR involvement when you were a student?

While a student at the University of Michigan, I participated in a Race & Ethnicity dialogue. Inspired by my experience, I went on to train and facilitate a Race & Ethnicity dialogue myself, and served as a facilitator with the CommonGround Program.

Q: What prompted you to get involved in IGR?

Photo of Kadija Deen and Shana Schoem

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