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Phone: (734) 647-5717
Email: mtoday@umich.edu

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  • PAUL WIENER - 1966;1978

    I’m wondering if the old or archived issues of Michigan Today are available online. If so, where. If not, why not? Thanks.

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  • charles rathbone

    I’m looking for the stories about John Dewey early and later periods at Michigan that were available on the web. Are these two articles available anywhere else? They were really solid background information on John and Alice.
    Thank you for whatever help you might provide.
    CR

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    • Deborah Holdship

      Hi, Charles:
      Try these two links to access PDFs of the print version of Michigan Today:
      http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/61088
      This PDF includes the story: “John Dewey at Michigan: The University, and the iconoclastic student who became his wife, shifted the philosopher away from his early orthodoxies”
      AND: http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/61015. This PDF follows up with: “John Dewey at Michigan: The birth of Pragmatism: The philosopher’s second Ann Arbor Period, 1889-1884 (Part 2)”

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      • Charles Rathbone

        Perfect!

        THANK YOU so much, Deborah. This is exactly what i was searching for.

        CR

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    • Deborah Holdship

      Hi, Charles: Print versions of Michigan Today are archived at Deep Blue, a University Library archive. You can find PDFs of articles about John Dewey and U-M here:

      Michigan Today (Vol. 29 No. 02)
      http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/61088
      “John Dewey at Michigan: The University, and the iconoclastic student who became his wife, shifted the philosopher away from his early orthodoxies”

      And this URL follows it up with:
      Michigan Today (Vol. 29 No. 03)
      http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/61015
      “John Dewey at Michigan: The birth of Pragmatism: The philosopher’s second Ann Arbor Period, 1889-1884 (Part 2)”

      Best of luck! Deborah Holdship

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  • Robert Soshnik - 1973

    This is for Dr. Curzan: One of my pet peeves is the word, “normalcy”. It came into common use with presidential candidate Warren G. Harding’s campaign slogan “Return to normalcy”, which was shorthand for his promise to return the United States to its pre-world war mentality, as well as a return to big business. While I acknowledge that the word, “normalcy” had been listed in some dictionaries for some 60+ years prior to Harding’s use of it, I believe that it was a malapropism, and that the correct word was — and still is — “normality”. Indeed, I cringe whenever I read or hear “normalcy” being used. I would like to read Dr. Curzan’s discussion of the issue.

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  • John King - 1963 MS, 1965 Phd

    For Dr. Curzan: Have you covered the pair words? Why trousers, or pair of trousers, or pants or drawers? Sure a pair of gloves or shoes, but when did people have a trouser, a pant or a drawer to put on? Oh yes, and a pair of glasses, suspenders and, pajamas.

    A pair of scissors is more obvious since there are two blades that are fastened together. There must be more, but many are very odd today.

    John

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  • Margaret Travers - 1959

    Congratulations to the U of M for being recognized nationally for their past and present excellence in the Arts!

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  • David Jaksa - 78

    You previously had a recording of John U Bacon’s “last Lecture”. I thoroughly enjoyed this and frequently referred other people to your site so they could listen. I can’t find this on your site anymore. Is this on your site. If not, can it be restored. I always enjoyed listening to this “Lecture” during football season.

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  • John Hamilton

    University of Toronto (Engineering) 1967.
    I can supply additional details to David V Tinder for his “Historical Photographers of Michigan” for Albert E HAMILTON and James L HAMILTON and comments about Joseph L HAMILTON. James and Albert were my great uncles.

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    • Deborah Holdship

      Hi, John: I sent your information to Clayton Lewis at the Clements Library. You should be hearing from him soon. Thanks for the tip! Deborah Holdship

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