1. November 17, 2014


    Reflecting Progressive Era frustrations with government inefficiency and corruption, Jesse S. Reeves, chair of the U-M political science department, in 1925 proposes America’s first master’s in municipal administration degree.

  2. November 10, 2014

    Armistice Day

    In November 1918, Ann Arbor residents threw a parade to celebrate the armistice ending World War I.

  3. November 3, 2014


    Valery Gergiev rehearses the Marinsky Orchestra in November 1998 at Hill Auditorium, from a main floor aisle. The orchestra returns in January for two performances and the Ford Honors Program.

  4. October 27, 2014


    A number of international students graduated in the municipal administration degree program in 1927, including Rudolfo Kawi Hidalgo, from Besao in the Philippines. Hidalgo, the son of a rice farmer, went on to represent his district in the Philippine legislature.

  5. October 27, 2014

    Ford School of Public Policy celebrating a century of impact

    Faculty, students, alumni and staff of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy this weekend will celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s first graduate training program in public administration.

  6. October 20, 2014

    Law student

    U-M law student John C. H. Wu, born China in 1899, at age 22 struck up a friendship with Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (then 80). Their correspondence over 11 years was published in “Justice Holmes to Doctor Wu: An Intimate Correspondence, 1921-1932.”

  7. October 13, 2014

    Midwest side story

    Legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein conducted the Vienna Philharmonic in celebration of his 70th birthday and Hill Auditorium’s 75th anniversary, on Oct. 29, 1988.

  8. October 6, 2014

    In my room

    College pennants and a guitar stand out in this photo of a student’s U-M room, from the John Joseph Smolenski scrapbook, 1908-10.

  9. September 29, 2014

    Economist and founding dean

    Edward M. (Ned) Gramlich, circa 1991, was founding dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, which was renamed to honor the former president and U-M alumnus. Gramlich also was a U-M provost, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and acting director of the Congressional Budget Office. The school this year celebrates its centennial.

  10. September 22, 2014


    Dr. Ida Kahn, a Chinese student who studied medicine at the University of Michigan and graduated in 1896, helped inspire Regent Levi L. Barbour in 1914 to establish The Barbour Scholarships for Oriental Women, now known as the Rackham Barbour Scholarship for Asian Women.