Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

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Heritage/Tradition

Lyman Johnson

An integrated life

Lyman T. Johnson, MA ’33, was the grandson of former slaves. He integrated the University of Kentucky five years before Brown v. Board of Education.

Ensian photo of a long-haired kid getting a haircut

Hair down to there

The ‘Beatle haircut’ of 1964 sent men’s locks at Michigan flowing past the ears, collars, and shoulders.

Helen Foster, Oshima, Japan, 1951

Rock star

As a field geologist, 98-year-old Helen Foster, BA ’42/PhD ’46, mapped the farthest-flung islands of Japan, met Emperor Hirohito, and documented Alaska’s landscape.

Halifax mushroom cloud

Halifax, heroism, and hockey

The hero of John U. Bacon’s ‘The Great Halifax Explosion,’ about the biggest manmade explosion before Hiroshima, is U-M’s first hockey coach.

Madagascar note, 1897

Soldier, prisoner, lexicographer

‘Hereward Thimbleby Price’ may sound like a character in a cozy English tale, but real life took him from Madagascar to Michigan.

MGo View demo shot

MGoView

Feeling nostalgic for those halcyon days in A2? An app created at U-M delivers campus to your phone as a 3-D, augmented-reality experience.