Not long after its installation in Regent’s Plaza, people file past artist Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal’s creation, The Cube, acquired by the university in 1968. It was a gift of the Class of 1965 and the artist, a 1936 U-M alumnus. The Cube rotates on its axis, given a gentle push. (Photo courtesy of Bentley Historical Library)

This month in history (11 years ago)

Gov. Jennifer Granholm said in her April 2003 commencement address at U-M, “You graduates are not cooked from mere everyday ingredients — something about you is a marinated chef d’oeuvre, a masterpiece. There are many who would have loved to be in your seats, and there are many who could not make it. But you have persevered. So keep that nugget of greatness close at hand, keep it in your pocket; tuck it into your carry-on luggage for the rest of your life.”

— Michigan News archives