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Michigan Marching Band, U-M's Bentley Historical Library

Women, take the field!

The rule barring women from the Michigan Marching Band was dropped in 1972 — not with a bang, but a whisper.

President Mark S. Schlissel

Diversity is “major focus”

President Mark Schlissel calls on U-M community to address “the hardest problem and biggest challenge we’re going to confront together.”

World War II comes to an end. (Photo: Getty Images.)

Coming home

The end of World War II sent U-M’s enrollment soaring, which put housing at a premium — creating a unique college experience for many GIs.

Robinson and Ushona

Power of one

In 1985 Deborah Robinson, PhD ’87, created a bracelet program with the names of political prisoners serving life sentences in South Africa. Solidarity prevails today.

Tom Mack, BS '68 with wife

Coming up roses

Fifty years after the fact, Tom Mack, BS ’68, still marvels at how the 1965 Rose Bowl transformed his career and his life in a surprising way.