May 30, 2020

Burton Tower

  1. April 18, 2020

    Scenes of a snowy spring day

  2. March 28, 2018

    Concerts to mark 50th anniversary of MLK Jr.’s assassination

    Three concerts presented by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in observance of the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

  3. January 22, 2018

    Called by the bell

    Beginning in the 1840s, a bell was used to rouse students for class and chapel, a ritual they despised. There were various student efforts to silence the bell and its successor. Eventually, a peal of five bells played from a tower in the newly designed library, and later the Baird Carillon became a fixture in Burton Memorial Tower.

  4. January 8, 2018

    Carillonist to use music against silence

    A historic work of carillon music penned by African-American composer Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson will ring across campus as part of “Music Against Silence.” Tiffany Ng, university carillonist and assistant professor of carillon, will perform Nelson’s 1973 “Carillon Dances.”

  5. March 27, 2017

    Burton Tower to glow for UMich200 Spring Festival

    In celebration of the university’s 200th year, the iconic Burton Tower will glow in new maize and blue lighting for the bicentennial’s UMich200 Spring Festival.

  6. August 30, 2016

    Project to provide new lighting for Burton Memorial Tower

    The iconic Burton Memorial Tower on Central Campus will undergo an interior lighting upgrade this fall, in time to celebrate the university’s bicentennial in 2017.