History

  1. October 17, 2016

    Quasquicentennial

    The School of Nursing celebrates its 125th anniversary during Reunion Weekend Thursday-Sunday. A photo shows the Class of 1903, at which time the institution was known as the Training School for Nurses.

  2. October 10, 2016

    Birth of the Peace Corps

    Then-Sen. John F. Kennedy called his address to students on the steps of the Michigan Union in 1956 the longest short speech he ever gave, clocking in at about 3 minutes. In it he proposed what would later become the Peace Corps.

  3. October 3, 2016

    First female faculty member

    Dr. Eliza M. Mosher, an 1875 graduate of U-M’s medical department, became the university’s first female faculty member on Oct. 1, 1896, when she became dean of women and professor of hygiene.

  4. September 27, 2016

    Clements Library acquires rare, hand-drawn map of Detroit

    A recently discovered, hand-drawn map providing new information about late-18th-century Detroit is now part of the William L. Clements Library collection.

  5. September 26, 2016

    Reunion

    The Medical School’s Class of 1921 poses for a photo in front of the Pretzel Bell Restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor in 1945. 

  6. September 22, 2016

    Former U.S. Rep. David Camp donates papers to Bentley Library

    David Camp, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991-2015, has donated the collected materials from his 24 years in office to the Bentley Historical Library.

  7. September 19, 2016

    First classes in Ann Arbor

    The first classes in Ann Arbor, after the university relocated from Detroit, took place 175 years ago on Sept. 25, 1841. Mason Hall, the first university building devoted to instruction, was known as the University Building upon completion that year, just in time for fall classes.

  8. September 12, 2016

    Pretty good, man

    Horace Prettyman never lost a game as a U-M football captain from 1884-86. He was a member of eight varsity teams beginning in 1882, and was part of the university‚Äôs first racially integrated team in 1890. 

  9. September 6, 2016

    Remembering

    Members of the U-M community gather Sept. 11, 2001, on the Diag following terrorist attacks on the United States earlier that day.

  10. July 11, 2016

    Dr. Dock

    Dr. George Dock, with percussion hammer, demonstrates proper procedure in an amphitheater-style classroom in 1898, in the Medical School.