Classical music legend

Pianist Arthur Rubinstein is pictured backstage with University Musical Society President Gail Rector, on the occasion of one of his UMS performances in the 1950s or ’60s at Hill Auditorium. (Photo courtesy of the University Musical Society)

This month in history (52 years ago)

The male student activity organization of the Michigan Union, and its female counterpart the Women’s League, had programmed student activities separately since the 1920s. In May 1963, the recommendation that these two student groups be merged into a single University Activity Center was approved. UAC activities began to take place in both buildings. Similar changes occurred in traditional housing patterns, as first South Quad and Markley Hall were remodeled to house both men and women, followed by a succession of other residence halls.

— From “The University of Michigan, An Encyclopedic Survey”



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