By early 1962, the Twist was all the rage at Michigan, with events and contests galore. We tracked down U-M’s reigning king and queen.
In the midst of the civil rights movement, U-M historian Dwight Lowell Dumond published his anti-slavery masterwork. The backlash was ferocious.
In the spring of 1954, Bermuda shorts raised a three-way ruckus between women, men, and, of course, the dean of women.
In the fall of 1969, students went ‘on strike’ to demand the right to run their own bookstore.
“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.