University of Michigan
News for Faculty and Staff

June 18, 2018

Old School

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.

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.

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. 

March 17, 2014

Student Room, 1902

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

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.

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.

February 10, 2014

The last engineer

Staff member Russell Hurst drives the coal train in 1955. Hurst was the last engineer to serve the University of Michigan Railroad.

February 3, 2014

New president

Harlan Hatcher, newly invested president of the University of Michigan, is congratulated by Regent Roscoe Bonisteel in 1951. 

January 27, 2014


Author Kurt Vonnegut appears at a January 1969 program at Canterbury House on Maynard Street, just west of Nickels Arcade.

January 20, 2014

Janitor and bell ringer

William Bliss Jolly spent 10 years working as a janitor and bell ringer for U-M in the mid-1800s, but he dressed more like a statesman than a janitor.