Department news


Celebrating our graduates!

Class of 2024: William W. White Honorees

William W. White Outstanding Seniors are chosen by department faculty to recognize academic merit, professional achievement and service to the college. The Outstanding Graduate award honors the CMCI student with the highest overall GPA in their graduating class.


Class of 2024: Andrew Schwartz

Before Andrew Schwartz knew he’d be an information science major, he had already attended a class. Now, he’s graduating—with a second major in philosophy—as the College of Media, Communication and Information's William W. White Outstanding Graduate.

Elijah Boykoff

Class of 2024: Elijah Boykoff

Going into college, Elijah's goals for himself were to learn as much as he could and make it to the finish line. He says he's made good on those goals, and this award is an exciting bonus.

CPR News: “Amidst seismic social media changes, making a new year’s resolution for your eyeballs”

Feb. 29, 2024

Featuring Brian Keegan, assistant professor in information science

The Conversation: “What is Mastodon? A social media expert explains how the ‘federated’ network works and why it won’t be a new Twitter”

Feb. 29, 2024

Featuring Brian Keegan, assistant professor in information science

NBC News: "Taylor Swift's 'Midnights' album gives TikTok fan groups more fodder—and community"

Feb. 29, 2024

Featuring Information Science Associate Professor Casey Fiesler

Ruha Benjamin, in professional attire, speaking before a black backdrop.

Discrimination: It’s not a bug, it’s a feature

Feb. 22, 2024

A leading expert on how discrimination is encoded into technology will visit CMCI to kick off a new center on race and media, along with the college’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Fall colors on campus

Announcing the fall 2023 Dean's List

Jan. 10, 2024

A celebration of the CMCI students who have qualified for inclusion on the Dean’s List for the fall.

A.I.-generated image of Mickey Mouse toting a gun that came out of a violin case.

The mouse is out, and running loose on A.I.

Jan. 3, 2024

Generative A.I. tools and copyright law are intersecting in the 1928 “Steamboat Willie” cartoon featuring Mickey Mouse. An expert in tech ethics says it’s just the start.

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Winter Newsletter 2023-2024

Dec. 21, 2023