Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

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Heritage/Tradition

Helen Newberry portrait, Newberry Residence, U-M.

The generous Mrs. Newberry

On the 100th anniversary of the Helen Newberry Residence, we offer a snapshot of the philanthropist who impacted thousands of young women.

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.

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.

Deborah Bacon, courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library

Dean Bacon’s demise

Michigan’s “Queen of Women” held the line on in loco parentis through the ’50s, until changing mores and student protests forced an abdication.

Yost with team, 1905

Two against football

In 1925 two lonely rebels said no to the formidable Fielding Yost in a contest of ideas that still echoes today.

Rush poster detail, courtesy of Bentley Historical Library

Black Fridays of yore

Weirdly gruesome posters created for U-M’s inter-class “rush” mingled themes of mayhem and mirth at the turn of the 20th century.