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Union soldiers in training, Bentley Historical Library

The boys of ’61

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.

Stand by me photo by BenjiBear Photography

Stand by me

As surging activism makes headlines nationwide, U-M alumni reveal the challenges they faced as students with a commitment to both causes and coursework.

Dance Marathon

You should be dancing

For two decades U-M students have choreographed one of the most life-changing experiences on campus: Dance Marathon.

Benzinger Library

Guerrilla librarians

In 2005, a move to shut down the Residential College’s popular Benzinger Library sparked student protests, sit-ins, and a move to take back the stacks of East Quad.