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July 15, 2018

Old School

November 14, 2016

Inauguration day

The inauguration ceremony for Harlan H. Hatcher, eighth president of U-M, took place in November 1951. He served as president until Robben W. Fleming assumed the leadership position in 1968. 

November 7, 2016

Michigan Marching Band anniversary

The University of Michigan Marching Band in 1897, one year after its formation and when formal uniforms were "still a thing of the future." The band celebrates its 120th anniversary this month. 

October 31, 2016

Autumn in the Diag

Students walk through the leafy Diag on a sunny autumn day in 1952.

October 24, 2016


LSA, the University of Michigan's first college, celebrates its 175th anniversary this year. Henry Simmons Frieze became the college's first dean, but not until 1875.

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.