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July 16, 2018

Old School

November 17, 2014


Reflecting Progressive Era frustrations with government inefficiency and corruption, Jesse S. Reeves, chair of the U-M political science department, in 1925 proposes America’s first master’s in municipal administration degree.

November 10, 2014

Armistice Day

In November 1918, Ann Arbor residents threw a parade to celebrate the armistice ending World War I.

November 3, 2014


Valery Gergiev rehearses the Marinsky Orchestra in November 1998 at Hill Auditorium, from a main floor aisle. The orchestra returns in January for two performances and the Ford Honors Program.

October 27, 2014


A number of international students graduated in the municipal administration degree program in 1927, including Rudolfo Kawi Hidalgo, from Besao in the Philippines. Hidalgo, the son of a rice farmer, went on to represent his district in the Philippine legislature.

October 20, 2014

Law student

U-M law student John C. H. Wu, born China in 1899, at age 22 struck up a friendship with Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (then 80). Their correspondence over 11 years was published in "Justice Holmes to Doctor Wu: An Intimate Correspondence, 1921-1932."

October 13, 2014

Midwest side story

Legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein conducted the Vienna Philharmonic in celebration of his 70th birthday and Hill Auditorium's 75th anniversary, on Oct. 29, 1988.

October 6, 2014

In my room

College pennants and a guitar stand out in this photo of a student's room at U-M, from the John Joseph Smolenski scrapbook, 1908-10.

September 29, 2014

Economist and founding dean

Edward M. (Ned) Gramlich, circa 1991, was founding dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, which was renamed to honor the former president and U-M alumnus. Gramlich also was a U-M provost, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and acting director of the Congressional Budget Office. The school this year celebrates its centennial.

September 22, 2014


Dr. Ida Kahn, a Chinese student who studied medicine at the University of Michigan and graduated in 1896, helped inspire Regent Levi L. Barbour in 1914 to establish The Barbour Scholarships for Oriental Women, now known as the Rackham Barbour Scholarship for Asian Women.

September 15, 2014


Soprano Beverly Sills and Tenor John McCollum chat in a September 1977 appearance at Hill Auditorium.