March 14, 2022
Where women students had once fended for themselves and mixed freely with men, by 1920 they lived in a segregated, regulated and tightly supervised sphere marked “Women Only.”
March 7, 2022
Madelon Stockwell stepped onto the Ann Arbor campus on a Wednesday, the second day of February 1870. Her arrival from Kalamazoo disrupted a world that had been wholly male since the fall of 1817.
February 21, 2022
A white graduate student at U-M named John Behee explored how many Black athletes had played for U-M, and he found several of the 187 who lettered at U-M before 1972.
February 14, 2022
Lenoir Bertrice Smith, a Black student, and her white friend Edith Kaplan, along with Oakley Johnson, a young instructor, gathered friends and declared themselves the Negro-Caucasian Club of U-M in 1925.
February 7, 2022
Orval Johnson was a Black student at a largely white university in 1948. Peter R. Elliott was the prototypical big man on campus, a member of two national championship teams.
January 31, 2022
Frustrated by the lack of action taken by a books and research equipment committee in 1838, Regent Zina Pitcher acted on his own to get the university’s first library going.
January 24, 2022
In the fall term of 1845, just four years after classes had begun at the University of Michigan, a junior named George Becker and several friends joined together to create U-M’s first fraternity.
January 17, 2022
Through the years, the darting, chattering, pandering squirrels have been a happy diversion for U-M students, staff and faculty.
January 10, 2022
For more than 100 years, Hill Auditorium has been U-M’s most prestigious venue for rhetoric and debate. Speaker after speaker has gripped and pounded an oak lectern given by the Class of 1913.
December 20, 2021
A remembrance of the Tappan Oak — removed in November due to severe trunk decay — and the enduring legacy of the iconic tree that had stood as a sentinel over the Diag throughout U-M’s history.