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Michigan Twisters at Homecoming, 1963.

Twist and shout

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.

Marian Van Tuyl, 1929, "Feminine Ideal"

Feminine ideal

“Belle, Scholar, Athlete.” In the 1930s, a portrait in the Michigan League honored student Marian Van Tuyl as the epitome of young womanhood.

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The Bermudas ban

In the spring of 1954, Bermuda shorts raised a three-way ruckus between women, men, and, of course, the dean of women.

Giant Rubik's Cube installed on North Campus, 4-17

Oh my cube!

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Engineering students install a giant Rubik’s Cube on campus — believed to be the world’s largest hand-solvable, stationary version of the famous puzzle.