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Race in America

American Culture 399



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Housed on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, UMS is one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country, committed to connecting audiences with performing artists from around the world in uncommon and engaging experiences.

With a program steeped in music, dance, and theater, UMS contributes to a vibrant cultural community by presenting approximately 60-75 performances and over 100 free educational activities each season. UMS also commissions new work, sponsors artist residencies, and organizes collaborative projects with local, national, and international partners.


This topic is another one where picking your interviewees is important

 From Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data, page 64-65 on finding interviewees.

Sometimes you cannot figure out in advance how much someone knows. The best you can do is choose a person who is in the appropriate position and then after interviewing him or her decide if you have obtained the information you needed. More often, however, your preliminary research suggests who is knowledgeable. When Herb first started studying growth issues, he knew of the importance of city officials, housing developers, and environmentalists. After a while he figured out that those who controlled the sewers were also crucial, as sewer capacity limited growth, so he added the sanitary engineers to his list of people to interview, and when they were interviewed they suggested including road planners.

Michigan chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council was chartered in 2005. The council's purpose is to promote unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations. A social outlet is provided through the Ice Breaker held each year, as well as the Open House, Step Show, and several individual organization events.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


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