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Can You Guess That Grad?

What alumnus’s encounter with McCarthyism became a central plot point of the 2005 film “Good Night, and Good Luck”? See answer below.
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In 1953, U-M physics student MILO RADULOVICH, ’54, was informed that he would be removed from his Air Force Reserve lieutenant position due to being a national security threat. The anti-Communist Red Scare came for Radulovich because of his immigrant father’s subscription to a certain Serbian newspaper and his sister’s liberal activism in the U.S. Radulovich fought against the decision, gaining the attention of journalist Edward R. Murrow’s “See It Now” national TV broadcast and millions of supportive Americans. Though ultimately reinstated in the Air Force, Radulovich’s personal life suffered from the ordeal and he dropped out of U-M in 1954. He went on to a meteorology career and served as a consultant on the film “Good Night, and Good Luck.” U-M posthumously awarded him a bachelor’s degree in 2008.

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