Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

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Heritage/Tradition

A horse in the Law Quad, 1954. (The Michigan Daily.)

When animals went to school

What is it about pranksters and our four-legged friends? More than once Michigan’s hallowed halls of learning have hosted actual asses and pigs.

Vintage dancers

The ’50s in your ear

VIDEO

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.

Listen In graphic

Now playing…

Jim Tobin, PhD ’86, proves truth is more poignant than fiction in Michigan Today’s new audio feature, “Listen In, Michigan.”

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.

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.”