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September 24, 2017

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September 15, 2014

Students get up-close, hands-on look at history

The students were like detectives, lining both sides of a narrow room in the basement of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, gloves on, gingerly examining ancient objects.

September 2, 2014

Jazz icon

Miles Davis performs on trumpet in September 1981 in Hill Auditorium. (Photo courtesy of Bentley Historical Library)

September 2, 2014

Past U-M inauguration speeches have focused on values, visions

University of Michigan presidents through the years have used their inaugurations to reinforce the values of the academy, challenge professors and students to address pressing global issues and share their visions for the institution's future.

August 11, 2014

Back to school

A loaded station wagon pulls up to a dorm in 1979 during student move-in days. (Photo courtesy of Bentley Historical Library)

July 28, 2014

Passenger pigeon’s extinction 100 years ago was call to action

It sounded like distant thunder rolling.

Even on a sunny, languid day, blue skies could turn dark amidst a swirl of noise and flapping wings. The passenger pigeon, known to migrate in flocks of millions to find food, might fill the sky for days.

July 28, 2014

Old School: State Street, 1971

Pedestrians navigate traffic along the State Street business district between Liberty and North University. (Courtesy of Bentley Historical Library)

July 14, 2014

Alumnus Raoul Wallenberg honored with Congressional Gold Medal

In a rare posthumous ceremony, U-M alumnus Raoul Wallenberg was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal on June 9 in honor of his heroism during the Holocaust.

The award was presented to Wallenberg's sister, Nina Lagergren, during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.

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