Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

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Heritage/Tradition

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The write side of history

Podcast: Veteran journalists recount the high stakes and high jinks of life as Michigan Daily reporters. Plus: Peace Corps at 55.

Pryor upon release, with parents.

The spy who never was

The film Bridge of Spies is more than just a Cold War thriller for one former professor who survived the real-life saga.

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True blue?

Go Blue! They’re two little words that mean so much to Wolverines worldwide. But how did this cheer originate? And which Wolverine said it first?

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How we went blue

It’s short. It’s sweet. And it can really swing. But the origins of “Let’s Go Blue” were anything but simple.

Ann Arbor alley, 1911

“Insanitary conditions”

In 1910, U-M students attended class in unventilated buildings; spit on the floors and sidewalks; and contracted tuberculosis in alarming numbers. Good times!