Burton Tower

  1. October 24, 2022

    ‘For Whom the Bell Polls’ uses music to promote the vote

    In preparation for Election Day, U-M community members are invited to vote for the music they want played that day from the carillons in Burton Memorial Tower on Central Campus and Lurie Tower on North Campus.

  2. March 21, 2022

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  3. March 15, 2022

    U-M to exit Russian investment, light bell tower with Ukrainian colors

    As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to escalate, U-M will make no further investments in Russia and will move as quickly as is practical to exit its remaining investments.

  4. April 18, 2020

    Scenes of a snowy spring day

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.”

  8. 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.

  9. 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.