UM: MacArthur Fellow

The Detroit Free Press profiles Tiya Miles, one of three University of Michigan recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “genius” award this year. Each award comes with a $500,000 no-strings-attached grant. The article quotes Miles, chairwoman of UM’s Afroamerican and African Studies Department, describing her reaction: “This incredible gift that falls out of the sky. I haven’t had much time to think what I could do. It’s such a massive amount of money. I never imagined. …” [Source]