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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