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October 22, 2017

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July 28, 2014

Passenger pigeon’s extinction 100 years ago was call to action

It sounded like distant thunder rolling.

Even on a sunny, languid day, blue skies could turn dark amidst a swirl of noise and flapping wings. The passenger pigeon, known to migrate in flocks of millions to find food, might fill the sky for days.

July 28, 2014

Old School: State Street, 1971

Pedestrians navigate traffic along the State Street business district between Liberty and North University. (Courtesy of Bentley Historical Library)

July 14, 2014

Alumnus Raoul Wallenberg honored with Congressional Gold Medal

In a rare posthumous ceremony, U-M alumnus Raoul Wallenberg was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal on June 9 in honor of his heroism during the Holocaust.

The award was presented to Wallenberg's sister, Nina Lagergren, during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.

May 19, 2014

Spring term signup

Staff members register students for classes in May 1976. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

April 28, 2014

On the riverbank

Students gather near the Huron River in 1957. (Photo courtesy of Bentley Historical Library)

February 17, 2014

Opening ceremonies first

Jack Johnson, a U.S. Olympian in 2010, played for the Wolverines in 2005-07. (Photo courtesy of Bentley Historical Library)

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