Winter scene

During winter of 1897, this view of campus shows the former library beyond the trees. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

This year in history (111 years ago)

“The word research, as used by scientific men, signifies study systematically carried on for the purpose of discovering that which is unknown. It is the seeking for new facts, new forces, new laws, and new ideas … and the advances made in any direction scrutinized from many points of view before the conclusions reached are deemed worthy of acceptance.”

— From the paper “Research in State Universities” by Israel C. Russell, professor of geology at the University of Michigan, read before the Research Club of the University of Michigan, Jan. 20, 1904, and published in the University Bulletin. (Text accessed via the Hathi Trust Digital Library.)


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