Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

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Heritage/Tradition

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.

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Trophy life: The Little Brown Jug

New book celebrates the myths, mysteries, and mania surrounding college football’s oldest trophy rivalry, born of a discarded water jug in 1903.

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.

Decommissioning North Hall. Image by Eric Bronson

If North Hall could talk

A campus landmark closes after more than a century of service in health care, the military, and more.

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.

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The Negro-Caucasian club

In the 1920s African-American and white students joined hands to fight racial bias — but the University was unsympathetic.