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Heritage/Tradition

Bailey with crown

Fractured fairy tale

U-M’s first black homecoming queen remembers her reign, five decades after relinquishing her crown.

Union soldiers in training, Bentley Historical Library

The boys of ’61

In 1861, the crisis of southern secession turned Michigan’s campus into a cauldron of pro-Union meetings and military drills as students prepared to exchange books for weapons.

Students converge on Angell Hall

Battle of the bookstore

In the fall of 1969, students went ‘on strike’ to demand the right to run their own bookstore.

Carillon bell at U-M

There were bells

VIDEO

The carillon bells in Burton Tower have been tolling for 80 years, but they are only the latest in an astonishingly varied series of bells and chimes making music at U-M.

A sketch of the Michigan Union by Vernon Howe Bailey, 1917. (Courtesy of U-M's Bentley Historical Library.)

200 years and counting

VIDEO

U-M’s bicentennial is upon us. What better time to celebrate the legacies and achievements that make Michigan what it is? (With podcast.)

Brothers Nicholas and Leonard Falcone. (Image courtesy of the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collection.)

Brothers of band

In the 1920s, brothers Nicholas and Leonard Falcone played opposite sides of the field as rival directors of the Michigan and Michigan State marching bands.