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Charles Woodson, Commencement 2018

Commencement 2018

Football legend Charles Woodson urges new Michigan grads to reject hate and view one another as human beings, “nothing more, nothing less.”

Barbara Newell, 1971

Me too, circa 1970

In 1970, a female secretary inspired one of the great sea changes in the University’s history: that Michigan should treat women the same as men.

Winged mural at the corner of William and Maynard streets in Ann Arbor.

Winging it

U-M partners with Destination Ann Arbor, Downtown Development Authority to commission interactive mural at Maynard and William streets to ask, “What lifts you?”

Working-his-way-through-feat-Clarence-Norris-Union-1923

Working his way through

An African-American student of the 1920s left a vivid memoir of his years in a semi-segregated Ann Arbor.

Gargoyle art, Sarah Neff

Just humor me

Campus unrest often erupts at times of social unrest. But what about campus humor? Some say it’s at its best when times are not.

The Cat-Hole in its original form. (Image: U-M's Bentley Historical Library.)

The late, great ‘Cat Hole’

A woebegone corner of campus once attracted trysts, trash and, a magnificent plan for an amphitheater. And then we paved paradise and put up a parking lot.