September 24, 2021

U-M Heritage

  1. September 20, 2021 Mary Henrietta Graham

    Of splendid ability

    When she stepped foot on the Michigan campus in September 1876, Mary Henrietta Graham became the first Black woman to attend the university. Her senior year, Professor Alexander Winchell published a book claiming Black people were inferior.

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  2. September 13, 2021 Long before Shakey Jake roamed Ann Arbor, students at U-M conducted affairs of the heart with a series of men who took on the status of human landmarks. One after another, they came to symbolize their eras in campus history. The first was Pat Kelly, who made his appearance in campus lore at the very start.

    Campus characters

    Long before Shakey Jake roamed Ann Arbor, students at U-M conducted affairs of the heart with a series of men who took on the status of human landmarks. One after another, they came to symbolize their eras in campus history.

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  3. September 7, 2021 Ferry Field

    Two against football

    When Fielding Yost sought to build a larger stadium to replace Ferry Field, he did not have the support of two people in particular: Neil Staebler, editor of The Chimes, and sociologist Robert Cooley Angell.

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  4. August 31, 2021 William Revelli

    Revelli: The long note

    William Revelli’s love of teaching, his belief that music is as sustaining as water and oxygen, and his unrelenting drive for perfection resonate long after his final note. His credo: “We do not teach music. Rather, we teach people through music.”

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