“Belle, Scholar, Athlete.” In the 1930s, a portrait in the Michigan League honored student Marian Van Tuyl as the epitome of young womanhood.
In 1861, the crisis of southern secession turned Michigan’s campus into a cauldron of pro-Union meetings and military drills as students prepared to exchange books for weapons.
In the midst of the civil rights movement, U-M historian Dwight Lowell Dumond published his anti-slavery masterwork. The backlash was ferocious.
The carillon bells in Burton Tower have been tolling for 80 years, but they are only the latest in an astonishingly varied series of bells and chimes making music at U-M.
In the fall of 1969, students went ‘on strike’ to demand the right to run their own bookstore.
In the 1920s, brothers Nicholas and Leonard Falcone played opposite sides of the field as rival directors of the Michigan and Michigan State marching bands.