Apply to live at the FLAT!

Right now we are looking for great candidates to live in the FLAT next year.  If you are a creative, self-motivated, respectful, and aesthetically-minded team player who is willing to join a dynamic and progressive community, we hope you’ll consider applying.  Living here requires a time commitment of 10-15 hrs/week developing and implementing individual and…

The Art of Resilience: The circle of life doesn’t have to smell!

Compost…the word might conjure up images of rotting, fly-infested heaps of orange peels and various forms of yard waste, or it could bring to mind a handful of rich, spongy decomposed organic matter that smells like earthy forest floor. The truth is that compost is the missing link in the circle of daily life –…

The Art of Resilience: What does “The FLAT” really mean?

Heather here! Welcome to my UM FLAT blog series, “The Art of Resilience.” [resilience (n): an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.] Once a week this semester, I’ll be digging into some aspect of what we strive to do here at the UM FLAT. A huge part of why we…

Wild Mercy Reading Series

We kicked off our reading series last night with two great writes Mel and Jeff. Mel is a grad student in the EVST writing program and Jeff is an alumni of the same program. Check out the book Jeff read from, Little Black Lies: Corporate & Political Spin in the Global War for Oil (Rmb…