Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

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Heritage/Tradition

Gabriel Richard, credit: Detroit Public Library

Who was Gabriel Richard?

Meet the French missionary who helped found U-M. He owned the first printing press in Detroit, transformed 19th-century Michigan, and served in the U.S. Congress.

Spirit of Detroit wearing Bicentennial Tshirt

That’s the spirit

VIDEO

We’ve been celebrating all year and it’s finally here: On Aug. 26, 1817, in Detroit, the University of Michigania was born.

The Rock, with Hillel

Hillel at 90

It’s been home away from home for Jewish students for nearly a century, offering everything from free Shabbat dinners to spiritual support and academic guidance.

Feminists burn textbook

Book burning

In 1973, student feminists burned a textbook containing ‘criminally sexist material’ written by U-M’s chair of obstetrics and gynecology.

Women on campus, Bentley Historical Library

Women: Yesterday and today

Alumnae from the 1920s through the 1960s share tales of the ‘good old days,’ as current women describe their U-M experience.