History

  1. March 23, 2015

    As bicentennial nears, U-M offers courses in campus history

    As U-M closes in on its 200th birthday, several new courses seek to elevate students’ understanding of the university’s historic role in American higher education.

  2. March 16, 2015

    Coaching great

    Legendary men’s gymnastics coach Newt Loken — winner of two NCAA championships, 12 Big Ten titles and two Coach of the Year awards — leaps to promote the March 1979 Big Ten Championships at Crisler Arena.

  3. March 9, 2015

    Music legend

    Benny Goodman performed with Big Band on March 22, 1986, in Hill Auditorium, during one of his last public performances.

  4. February 23, 2015

    Famous alumni haunt dorms and student rentals

    Today’s dorm room was yesterday’s home for James Earl Jones, Gilda Radner, Sanjay Gupta and other notable alumni.

  5. February 16, 2015

    The Lost Campus

     The great American playwright Arthur Miller graduated from Michigan in 1938. When he returned in 1953, he was dismayed by the massive and unfamiliar new residence halls. “There are buildings now where I remembered lawn and trees,” he wrote. Each cadre of students at Michigan goes through Miller’s experience.

  6. February 10, 2015

    Ancient Egyptian artifacts on view for first time in Kelsey exhibit

    In the first exhibition of its kind, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology brings together artifacts from 1920s and ’30s excavations in Egypt, and selections from the largest papyrology collection in North America.

  7. February 9, 2015

    A tradition never broken

    The Potawatomi chief Metea was one of the Native Americans who signed the 1817 Treaty of Fort Meigs, which provided a gift of land to the fledgling “University of Michigania.”

  8. February 2, 2015

    Ready to open

    Past University Musical Society President Gail Rector in 1971 stands on stage with technicians at the Power Center for the Performing Arts, just before the center opens for the first time.

  9. January 26, 2015

    Depression Generation

    The Great Depression tore a hole in the University of Michigan. Thousands of students had to leave school. Thousands more who might have thrived at U-M never got the chance to try.

  10. January 21, 2015

    U-M’s Vulcan searcher was the university’s ‘brightest son’

    James Craig Watson was U-M’s “brightest son.” That’s what President Henry Simmons Frieze said of the gifted 19th-century astronomer and Detroit Observatory director.