Second home to radicals, hipsters, jazz lovers, rock stars, nudists, DetBurgers, giant burritos and the Midwest's most hostile waitstaff, the Del Rio bar embodied countercultural Ann Arbor—until it finally outlived its times and closed. In this book excerpt, the Del's former owner Ernie Harburg remembers when Ann Arbor was a very different place.
We've chosen some of our favorite pictures of the decade by U-M photographers.
U-M helps transform the economy and teacher education; the oldest American in Canada is an alum; two Wolverines, ranked #1 in the world in ice dancing, vie for the Olympics; new A.D. Dave Brandon resolves to heal rifts among U-M fans; and more.
The University of Michigan is now metro Detroit's second largest employer behind Ford Motor Co., according to the Crain's Detroit Business 2010 Book of Lists. A year ago, Crain's listed U-M fourth behind the Big Three automakers.
After graduation, Karl Rosaen moved from Michigan to Silicon Valley, where he worked on the now-famous Google Android phone. So when he wanted to start his own high tech firm, where did he go? Back home to Michigan, of course. A story about hope for a new economy.
Robben Wright Fleming, the imperturbable U-M president who steered the school safely through the student unrest of the late 1960s and early 1970s, died Jan. 11 at age 93. His devotion to the ideals of academic freedom and civil debate amid social and political tumult led the regents to name the university's central administration building in honor of Fleming and his wife, Sally, who died in 2005.
Banks with strong political connections were more likely to receive bailout money from the government—and more of it—in the past year than those with weaker ties, say researchers with the U-M Ross School of Business.
In a study that helps to explain the origins of water on Earth, U-M astronomers have found that water vapor can form spontaneously in habitable zones of solar systems.