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September 22, 2017

Old School

April 27, 2015

At the gym

Women participate in physical education in 1910, as shown in this photo from the records of the U-M Department of Physical Education for Women.

April 20, 2015

A Different Diag

Artist Adeline B. Mead created this northeast view of the University of Michigan, circa 1854. It shows U-M's location on a flat farm field, the second, less scenic of two options that regents chose from when locating the university.

April 13, 2015

Music master

Aaron Copland waits backstage April 2, 1976, during the United States Bicentennial year before conducting his "Fanfare for the Common Man" at Hill Auditorium.

April 6, 2015

Teach-In on the Environment

Hundreds assemble on the Diag to listen to speakers at U-M's Teach-In on the Environment, which took place in March 1970, a month before the first Earth Day celebration.

March 30, 2015

Blinded by science

A lab accident that blinded Edward Campbell at age 28 did not end his distinguished career as a U-M faculty member.

March 23, 2015

New duties

John Jacob Abel was offered the first professorship of pharmacology in the Department of Medicine and Surgery. He began his new duties in January 1891. In his first lecture he told of his recent visit to Berlin, where he investigated tuberculin, which had been recently introduced to treat tuberculosis.

March 16, 2015

Coaching great

Legendary men's gymnastics coach Newt Loken — winner of two NCAA championships, 12 Big Ten titles and two Coach of the Year awards — leaps to promote the March 1979 Big Ten Championships at Crisler Arena.

March 9, 2015

Music legend

Benny Goodman performs with Big Band on March 22, 1986, in Hill Auditorium, during one of his last public performances.

February 23, 2015

Famous alumni haunt dorms and student rentals

Today’s dorm room was yesterday's home for James Earl Jones, Gilda Radner, Sanjay Gupta and other notable alumni. Gerald R. Ford lived at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house four decades before becoming the country's 38th president.

February 16, 2015

The Lost Campus

From the mid-1800s to World War I, a dirt road north of campus called The Boulevard provided a great view of campus buildings and the town. The Boulevard is gone now, along with other physical aspects of a U-M campus that is constantly changing.