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July 22, 2019

Old School

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. 

March 14, 2016

On the air

The reggae band First Light stops by WCBN-FM, the University of Michigan's free form student-run radio station, in the basement of the Student Activities Building in 1980.

March 7, 2016

International reach

Barbour Scholars, like these from 1942-43, are part of U-M's history of international scholarship.

February 22, 2016

Two-time U.S. Olympian

Michigan alumnus William DeHart Hubbard was the first African-American athlete to win an individual Olympic gold medal, doing so at the 1924 Paris Games in the long jump (24 feet 5 inches). 

February 15, 2016

Drop the puck

The 1926 University of Michigan Ice Hockey Team is ready to play.

February 8, 2016

Diversity pioneer

Henry Graham, the University of Michigan's first African-American varsity tennis player, is pictured in a 1928 team photo.

February 1, 2016

Day at the museum

The Alexander G. Ruthven Museums Building, for which Albert Kahn was the architect, is seen from North University Street in February 1950.