James Craig Watson was the University of Michigan's "brightest son."
That's what President Henry Simmons Frieze said of the gifted 19th century astronomer.
Watson discovered 22 asteroids between 1863-77. He drew honors from around the world, including a Lalande gold medal from the French Academy of Sciences.
A major milestone is in sight for the faculty, students, alumni and staff of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy: the school will celebrate its 100th anniversary this weekend.
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.
Scholars of contemporary American history, social justice and political reform have a rich new resource to mine in the Tom Hayden Papers at the U-M Library's Joseph A. Labadie Collection.