Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M



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!

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.

Ferry Field

Field of dreams

The campus landmark that once led to Ferry Field today connects 150 years of athletics to academics, and past to present. Plus: First-known photos of U-M football.

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.”

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.