The 1929 U-M baseball team poses for a photo. View a larger version. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

This month in history (25 years ago)

“We don’t need another Great Society with huge and ambitious programs administered by the incumbent few. We need a Good Society built upon the deeds of the many, a society that promotes service, selflessness, action … Muster the courage to be what I call a Point of Light. Also, define your missions positively. Don’t seek out villains. Don’t fall prey to obsessions about ‘freedom from’ various ills. Focus on freedom’s promise, on your promise.”

— From the U-M commencement address by President George H. W. Bush, delivered May 4, 1991; presented at The American Presidency Project website