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May 20, 2018

Old School

October 17, 2016


The School of Nursing celebrates its 125th anniversary during Reunion Weekend Thursday-Sunday. Pictured is the Class of 1903, at which time the institution was known as the Training School for Nurses.

October 10, 2016

Birth of the Peace Corps

Then-Sen. John F. Kennedy called his address to students on the steps of the Michigan Union in 1960 the longest short speech he ever gave, clocking in at about 3 minutes. In it he proposed what would later become the Peace Corps.

October 4, 2016

First female faculty member

Dr. Eliza M. Mosher, an 1875 graduate of U-M's medical department, became the university's first female faculty member on Oct. 1, 1896, when she became dean of women and professor of hygiene.

September 26, 2016


The Medical School's Class of 1921 poses for a photo in front of the Pretzel Bell Restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor in 1945. 

September 19, 2016

First classes in Ann Arbor

The first classes in Ann Arbor, after the university relocated from Detroit, took place 175 years ago on Sept. 25, 1841. Mason Hall, first known as the University Building, the first university building devoted to instruction.

September 12, 2016

Pretty good, man

Horace Prettyman never lost a game as a U-M football captain from 1884-86. He was a member of eight varsity teams beginning in 1882, and was part of the university’s first racially integrated team in 1890. 

September 6, 2016


Members of the U-M community gather Sept. 11, 2001, on the Diag following terrorist attacks on the United States earlier that day.

July 11, 2016

Dr. Dock

Dr. George Dock, with percussion hammer, demonstrates proper procedure in an amphitheater-style classroom in 1898, in the Medical School.

June 20, 2016

Diag scene

A man holds his bicycle next to class of 1862 boulder in the U-M Diag, circa 1890-1910. The boulder originally stood near Old Haven Hall, just north of Angell Hall.

June 6, 2016

Olympic tradition

One of the strongest Michigan Athletics traditions is its Olympic tradition. U-M has had medal winners in every Summer Olympics except 1896 and gold medalists in all but four Summer Olympiads. One is Jennifer Brundage, current softball assistant coach and two-time Olympian.