Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

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Heritage/Tradition

U-M baseball team, 1875

Baseball on the Diag

In the years after the Civil War, springtime in Ann Arbor generated U-M’s first sporting craze: “base ball.”

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.

Student protesters, 1940

The doves of 1940

Before the attack on Pearl Harbor pulled the U.S. into World War II, U-M suspended a band of student peaceniks advocating neutrality.

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.

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.