Coleman addresses U-M community after Schlissel’s removal

President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman speaks from the podium

President Mary Sue Coleman said she is confident students, faculty, staff, and alumni will come together “to advance the values and the excellence that define the University of Michigan” as it moves forward after the removal of former president Mark Schlissel.

  1. Remembering LGBTQ+ pioneer, Spectrum Center co-founder Jim Toy

    Toy was a fierce champion for human rights, and in 1971 helped establish U-M’s Human Sexuality Office — later becoming the Spectrum Center — the country’s first campus office dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ students. He was 91.

  2. In the digital era, you are not alone

    Solitude traditionally has been defined as being physically separated from other people. But as the world becomes increasingly mediated, it’s time to rethink what ‘being alone’ really means.

  3. Bookstore blends culture, community in Flint

    The Comma Bookstore & Social Hub is a rarity: Fewer than 6 percent of U.S. bookstores are owned and operated by Black entrepreneurs. Egypt Otis, BA ’20, is here to change that.

  4. More weapons in U.S. homes since pandemic

    Days before a 15-year-old allegedly killed four students and wounded others at an Oxford, Mich., high school, his father purchased the firearm used in the attack. A U-M study shows gun ownership among parents of teens spiked with the pandemic.

  5. Maize, blue, and a destiny for two

    Some people believe our destiny is written in the stars. But for the families of Megan Rubiner Zinn, BA ’88, and Fred Zinn, it was written in the text of a 1946 admissions letter produced on a manual typewriter with a wonky ‘e.’

  6. The Tappan Oak: A tale of life, death, and rebirth

    On a sad day in November, U-M foresters felled the Diag’s decayed ‘Tappan Oak,’ so named by the Class of 1858. But thanks to a solitary student, that is not the end of the story.

We are the champions

“It’s great to be a Michigan Wolverine,” right? And it’s so true for football fans in 2021. Enjoy these action shots from the team’s decisive win over Iowa to take the Big Ten Championship. Read the full recap of the game. (These images are by Michigan Photography; captions were sourced from mgoblue.com.)

  • Game MVP

    Senior defensive end and captain Aidan Hutchinson finished second in the 2021 balloting for the Heisman Memorial Trophy, which was presented Dec. 11 in New York. Hutchinson is the 23rd Wolverine to finish in the top 12 of the balloting. Though he didn’t take that particular trophy, the Academic All-American has picked up quite a few others, including the 2021 Lott IMPACT trophy.

    Aidan Hutchinson hoists trophy
  • League-leading 43rd

    The Big Ten title is the Wolverines’ league-leading 43rd and the first since the conference switched to the two-division alignment in 2011. It was a decisive victory to be sure with Michigan beating Iowa 42-3.

    Wolverines pile on Iowa
  • Runaway

    The Wolverines reeled off four touchdowns in five drives for 28 unanswered points. No wonder they ran away with the Big Ten title.

    No. 7 is on the loose
  • 13th sack and counting…

    The Michigan defense throttled the Hawkeyes throughout the game. They limited Iowa to a single field goal in three red-zone possessions, and allowed conversions on just five of 19 third downs throughout the game, and none in the fourth quarter.

    Aidan Hutchinson
  • 42 for 42

    The 42 points matched the jersey number 42 worn by Tate Myre, one of four victims of the tragic school shooting at nearby Oxford High School. The Wolverines wore multiple decals on their uniforms to honor the victims, and were joined on the field for the pregame coin toss by Myre’s family.

    Player displays patch for Tate Myre
  • Outside the margins

    The 39-point margin of victory was the Wolverines’ most lopsided win over the Hawkeyes since a 63-7 victory in 1971.

    Harbaugh and the team celebrater
  • We came to play

    The win over Iowa brought Michigan its first Big Ten championship in 17 years, and the team spent a lot of time in the endzone right off the bat. They capitalized on back-to-back explosive touchdown plays in the first quarter to jump out to a 14-0 lead.

    Touchdown by No. 25!
  • Coach of the year

    Coach Jim Harbaugh led Michigan to a 12-1 record this season. Harbaugh recently was named AP Coach of the Year, alongside U-M Coach Juwan Howard, who earned the same honor for basketball.

     

     

     

     

     

    Coach Harbaugh gets doused