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News for Faculty and Staff

September 22, 2017

Old School

June 20, 2016

Diag scene

A man holds his bicycle next to class of 1862 boulder in the U-M Diag, circa 1890-1910. The boulder originally stood near Old Haven Hall, just north of Angell Hall.

June 6, 2016

Olympic tradition

One of the strongest Michigan Athletics traditions is its Olympic tradition. U-M has had medal winners in every Summer Olympics except 1896 and gold medalists in all but four Summer Olympiads. One is Jennifer Brundage, current softball assistant coach and two-time Olympian.

May 23, 2016

Put me in coach

The 1929 U-M baseball team poses for a photo.

May 2, 2016

Advancing vaccines

Under the direction of Dr. Thomas Francis, U-M conducted clinical trials in 1954 that confirmed the effectiveness of the polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk. The discovery helped to end one of the major medical scourges of the 20th century.

April 25, 2016

Mediator

Robben Fleming walks with demonstrators in April 1988, as he returned to U-M to briefly serve as interim president. 

April 18, 2016

En garde

The University of Michigan Women's Fencing Club poses for a 1930 photo.

April 11, 2016

Flower power

Since the late 1920s, visiting the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden has become an annual spring pilgrimage for visitors from Michigan and beyond.

April 4, 2016

Visionary donors

In 1924, construction workers neared completion on the Law Quad. Philanthropy has been critical to the university's growth and impact from its first days. Some of the most notable campus landmarks — the Law Quad, the bronze block M, Hill Auditorium and the Diag — were gifts to the university.

March 28, 2016

Baseball and civil rights legend

Law School alumnus and former U-M baseball coach Branch Rickey, shown here with former Michigan baseball coach Ray Fisher, reshaped the national civil rights conversation and national pastime.

March 21, 2016

Peddling papers

A newsboy wearing the block "M" on his sweater hawks newspapers in front of Nickels Arcade in 1932. 

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