Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

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Heritage/Tradition

Robert F. Kennedy, Detroit, 1968. (Image credit: Andrew Sacks.)

Credit due

Good news! Your 1968 photo of RFK is on the cover of a current bestseller. Bad news: It’s credited to someone else.

Mar-A-Lago

Polite society?

Long before it was home to Donald Trump, Mar-a-Lago was the splendid palace of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Its shimmery past still glitters at U-M.

Elsie MacGill, Queen of the Hurricanes

Queen of the Hurricanes

Elsie MacGill, MSE ’29, the first female aeronautical engineer trained at U-M, weathered polio to build planes for Britain’s R.A.F.

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.

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.