September 30, 2020

History

  1. March 31, 2014

    Old School: Father Gabriel Richard statue, 1940

    Father Gabriel Richard, a French priest assigned in 1798 to French-speaking Detroit, embraced the ideals of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, and was a force behind the founding of the University of Michigan in 1817.

  2. March 24, 2014

    Old School: Ingalls Mall fountain sculpture

    In his 1940 bronze sculpture “Sunday Morning in Deep Waters,” Carl Milles depicts Father Triton and his sons on a holiday excursion.

  3. March 17, 2014

    Old School: Student Room, 1902

    Students gather in the spring of 1902 at a room at 517 Washington St.

  4. March 10, 2014

    Bentley archive will preserve contributions of U-M’s first female president

    The Bentley Historical Library is preserving Mary Sue Coleman’s legacy through paper and digital documentation stored at the library building on North Campus, and digitally on servers.

  5. March 10, 2014

    Key initiatives: Heritage and Bicentennial Celebration

    President Mary Sue Coleman early on identified the 2017 bicentennial as a chance to celebrate the University of Michigan’s past, and provide fresh inspiration for its future.

  6. February 24, 2014

    Black history milestone

    Alvin D. Loving in 1956 became the first African-American faculty member to teach students at the University of Michigan-Flint. He later joined the Ann Arbor campus faculty and served as assistant dean of the School of Education.

  7. February 17, 2014

    Opening ceremonies first

    USA Hockey officials said former Wolverine Jack Johnson was the first-ever American National Hockey League player to participate in the opening ceremonies for an Olympics.

  8. February 10, 2014

    The last engineer

    Russell Hurst was the last engineer to serve the University of Michigan Railroad. 

  9. February 3, 2014

    New president

    Harlan Hatcher newly invested president of the University of Michigan, is congratulated by Regent Roscoe Bonisteel in 1951. 

  10. January 27, 2014

    Popular

    Author Kurt Vonnegut appears at a January 1969 program at Canterbury House on Maynard Street, just west of Nickels Arcade.