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Anti-racist readings for white people

As we mourn George Floyd’s death and try to honor his life through opposing violent policing and systemic racism, it is essential that white people like me make meaningful commitments to antiracist work. If you are white and unsure of where to begin, these books are all a good place to start.
curly drawing by Annie Hoffman

Math, reading, drawing, ‘West Wing,’ and more

Post-Spring Semester, Annie Hoffman — the Libraries Student Journalist — has spent time drawing, watching episodes of "The West Wing," and reading "S," a book by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst.
Spine Poetry

Rain, sunshine, spine poetry, and green onions

Hello! Annie Hoffman here, Student Journalist for the Libraries. As spring turns into summer, I am enjoying both the cozy rainy days and the...
The Chairs Are Where The People Go

Officially done with Spring Semester, but still Zooming!

Hello! Annie Hoffman here, Student Journalist for the libraries. I am officially done with spring semester! Even though I’m finished attending class on Zoom, there is still a lot of Zooming going on around here. I have jumped on video calls for game nights, to sing Happy Birthday, and even to attend a spelling bee.
Public health awareness poster with a bar of soap and a hand.

On to finals!

Our student journalist and U of M dance major Annie Hoffman is gearing up for finals, while sharing her favorite Zoom backgrounds.
Cookbook from the Kirschner Cookbook Collection: Three Meals a Day

Producing a dance film, reviewing Portuguese grammar, writing a screenplay

Annie Hoffman is working her way through a last full week of classes and is preparing for finals. She's been shooting and editing a short dance film, reviewing Portuguese grammar, writing part of a screenplay, and much more.
Annie's House Plants in Mason jars.

Writing, Zooming, and wondering what’s next

With less than two weeks left in Spring Semester, Annie is writing papers, doing lots of 'Zooming," and wondering what comes next. She also has tips for students for finishing strong.
Round loaf of bread

Baking, knitting, registering for fall, and more

Hello again! Annie Hoffman here, Student Journalist for the libraries. The snow this week has made it harder to get outside, but easier to cozy...
Books on shelf on window ledge, including Mark Dunn’s Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters

Grateful for music and her ‘Quarantunes’ playlist

Hello again! Annie Hoffman here, Student Journalist for the Libraries. This is week four of online classes, and we’ve all gotten pretty adept at Zoom. Here’s what else I’ve been up to!
Arcadia Langmead dancing as viewed on Annie's laptop

Annie finding her online footing as dance major

Hello again! Annie Hoffman here, Student Journalist for the libraries. As we head into April, I’m finding my footing as a Dance major in online classes. I’m also feeling really grateful for art. Here’s what I’ve been up to!
Annie-studying-with-computer

Dance major dealing with ‘alternative instruction’

Hello! Annie Hoffman here, Student Journalist for the Libraries. Last week all University courses moved to online/alternative instruction. I’m a dance major, which means the switch presents some interesting challenges. Here’s what I’ve been up to!

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