Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M



Dawson and Dietrich

The last B.M.O.C.

William “Buck” Dawson – who claimed membership in 19 student organizations (not to mention meeting Marlene Dietrich) – may have been the last of a passing breed, the Big Man on Campus.

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.”

Vintage dancers

The ’50s in your ear


Michiganensian’s short-lived audio yearbook “Memories in Sound” featured recordings of Duke Ellington’s band at J-Hop, Michigan vs. Ohio State, and more.

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.

Will Caine with squirrel

Just nuts

Michigan has enjoyed a very long romance with its campus squirrels, certainly since the days of the Diag as a scrubby wheat field.

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.