August 07, 2020

Old School

  1. October 16, 2017

    A branch of connection

    Two U-M trees — one on the Medical Campus and one at the North Campus Research Complex — have ties to the tree under which Greek physician Hippocrates allegedly sat centuries ago.

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  2. October 9, 2017

    From France to U-M’s founding

    After fleeing the French Revolution in the late 1700s, Father Gabriel Richard came to the United States and eventually made his way to Detroit, where he helped found U-M.

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  3. October 2, 2017

    The legacy of a flagpole

    The flagpole on the Diag can trace its roots back to one of the most historic celebrations of the 19th century — the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.

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  4. September 25, 2017

    From car bans to driverless vehicles

    While U-M is a major research site for auto innovation, cars were not always welcome on the university’s campus. In 1925, President Clarence Cook Little instituted a partial, then total ban on student automobiles, which drew protests and attempts to circumvent the rules.

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  5. September 18, 2017

    Women on the field

    In 1971, during an era when women on campus were advocating for inclusion in areas traditionally reserved for men, U-M eliminated its policy that allowed only men to join the Michigan Marching Band.

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  6. September 11, 2017

    Trial by registration

    Although registering for classes now can be accomplished with the click of a button, that wasn’t always the case at U-M. Through the 20th century, students lined up at Waterman Gymnasium to finalize their course selections.

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  7. September 5, 2017

    A heroine etched in stone

    In 1862, the university received its first significant work of original art — the marble sculpture of Nydia, the blind flower girl of Pompeii.

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  8. August 14, 2017

    Medical Miracles

    Michigan’s contributions to medicine and public health have saved lives and enriched communities.

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  9. July 24, 2017

    Revolutionizing information

    U-M and its graduates have greatly impacted the sharing of technology.

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  10. July 5, 2017

    Bold experiment

    Women were admitted to the University of Michigan starting in 1870, the first for a large state university.

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