August 08, 2020

Old School

  1. May 5, 2014

    Puerto Rican leader

    After graduating from the University of Michigan, Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa returned to Puerto Rico, practiced medicine, founded the pro-statehood Puerto Rican Republican Party and became known as the father of the Puerto Rican statehood movement.

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  2. April 28, 2014

    On the riverbank

    Students gather near the Huron River in 1957.

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  3. April 21, 2014

    Opponents reunited

    Former 1976 presidential contenders Jimmy Carter and U-M alumnus Gerald R. Ford participated in a 1983 conference at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library on North Campus.

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  4. April 14, 2014

    A president’s funeral

    Crowds attend a funeral procession for former U-M President James Burrill Angell, on April 3, 1916, along State Street.

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  5. April 7, 2014

    The Cube

    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.

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  6. March 31, 2014

    Old School: Father Gabriel Richard statue, 1940

    Father Gabriel Richard, a French priest assigned in 1798 to French-speaking Detroit, embraced the ideals of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, and was a force behind the founding of the University of Michigan in 1817.

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  7. March 24, 2014

    Ingalls Mall fountain sculpture

    In his 1940 bronze sculpture “Sunday Morning in Deep Waters,” Carl Milles depicts Father Triton and his sons on a holiday excursion. 

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  8. March 17, 2014

    Student Room, 1902

    Students gather in the spring of 1902 at a room at 517 Washington St.

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  9. February 24, 2014

    Black history milestone

    Alvin D. Loving in 1956 became the first African-American faculty member to teach University of Michigan students at UM-Flint. He later joined the Ann Arbor campus faculty and served as assistant dean of the School of Education.

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  10. February 17, 2014

    Opening ceremonies first

    USA Hockey officials said former Wolverine Jack Johnson was the first-ever American National Hockey League player to participate in the opening ceremonies for an Olympics.

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