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News from the Croft Institute
  • Summer of Immersion in Morocco

    Excited to learn and live in a region where her chosen language was spoken, Croft junior Isabel Spafford spent her summer in Morocco for an immersive 10 weeks of language and culture studies. Partially funded by the UM Arabic Language Flagship program, Isabel took this opportunity to discover beyond the classroom and get a feel for the intensive Arabic capstone year at the end of her studies.

    While taking language courses and living with a host family, Isabel used her study free time to engage with the cultural around her, regularly hanging out at coffee shops, shopping at the local markets, and going on excursions with her class in the city. She was able to become more familiar with the language, customs, and cuisine of Morocco.

    You can read more about Isabel's time in Morocco here

  • Ten Students Earn Distinguished Croft Scholarships

    This year, ten incoming Croft freshmen received Croft scholarships, providing $8,000 per year for four years-a total of $32,000. The ten students were chosen from a pool of 28 admitted students who interviewed to be chosen as Croft Scholars.

    This year’s Croft Scholarship recipients are Caleb Colley, Edith Marie Green, Brandon Kriplean, Alyssa Langlois, Amanda Pagoaga, Israel Paredes, Samantha Rice, Reo Weaver and Brooke Williams. These scholarships are for up to four years.

    Gillian Littleton (far right) was awarded the institute’s Rose Bui Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which goes each year to Croft’s top rising sophomore. The scholarship is for up to three years.

    Congratulations to these high achieving and academically impressive students!

    Read more about the students in the publication by Shea Stewart, Ten Croft Institute Students Earn Esteemed Scholarships.

Students in the News
January 6, 2020
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Summer of Immersion in Morocco

Excited to learn and live in a region where her chosen language was spoken, Croft junior Isabel Spafford spent her summer in Morocco for an immersive 10 weeks of language and culture studies. Partially funded by the UM Arabic Language Flagship program, Isabel took this opportunity to discover beyond the classroom and get a feel for the intensive Arabic capstone year at the end of her studies.

Students in the News
November 20, 2019
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Ten Students Earn Distinguished Croft Scholarships

This year, ten incoming Croft freshmen received Croft scholarships, providing $8,000 per year for four years-a total of $32,000. The ten students were chosen from a pool of 28 admitted students who interviewed to be chosen as Croft Scholars.

Faculty News
April 11, 2019

Croft Professor Joshua Howard to be Resident Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, 2019-2020

Croft Associate Professor of History Dr. Joshua Howard has been selected to be a Residential Fellow at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey.  While there, Dr. Howard, will work on a project entitled "New China Daily: Social Change and the Class Project in Wartime Nationalist China."  This will be the first study of the Chinese Communist press and its relationship to social change and labor during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and postwar labor movement. Broadening our perspective beyond a history of military conflict and political and institutional change, he argues that the Anti-Japanese War induced social change and working-class formation in Nationalist China’s cities, which was both reflected and facilitated by the New China Daily (Xinhua ribao).

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