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Thank you President Mary Sue Coleman

#Thank you, Mary Sue


President Coleman reflects on her 12-year tenure as U-M’s 13th president. After an amazing run, she’ll retire this summer.

Cook hallway, courtesy of U-M's Bentley Historical Library.

Mr. Cook’s women

Traces of an irascible millionaire’s views of the “fair sex” linger all through the Martha Cook Building a century after its construction

Drawing of the "object" flying over Frank Mannor's Dexter swamp. Courtesy of the Ann Arbor District Library.

Ann Arbor vs. the flying saucers

In 1966 a sudden wave of UFO sightings—many by extremely credible witnesses—turned local eyes skyward and brought national attention to Ann Arbor.

Shlissel and Coleman shake hands

Mark Schlissel named U-M president

Mark S. Schlissel, MD/PhD, provost of Brown University, will succeed Mary Sue Coleman July 1. President Coleman is retiring after 12 years leading U-M.

Black students protest at U-M, 2014. Image by Adam Glanzman

Being black at Michigan

Student activists spark national dialogue; engage with alumni, use social media to organize and advocate for change.


Gone clubbing

From fly fishing and physics to world peace and Quidditch, student clubs enrich campus life. Clearly that’s what these members of the 1890s’ Smokers’ Club would have told you.