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June 22, 2017

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May 22, 2017

The iconic Burton Memorial Tower

The Burton Memorial Tower stands over the U-M campus during the summer of 1946. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

April 17, 2017

Bentley project uncovers untold history of African-Americans at U-M

Nine decades ago, Vivian Deborah Wilson arrived at the University of Michigan with dreams of dedicating her life to teaching Latin.

That year, Wilson became part of the legacy of African-American students who attended U-M. At the time, Wilson was one of about a dozen African-American women enrolled at U-M.

April 17, 2017

The first freshmen

The 1845 diploma for George Washington Pray. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

April 6, 2017

Grandmother Tree Walk tours at the Arb run throughout 2017

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum are celebrating the University of Michigan's bicentennial with the Grandmother Tree Walk, a self-guided journey through Michigan time that looks at the people, places and events in U-M's 200-year history from the perspective of trees.

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