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Campus Life

  1. Ode to Joy

    The great photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt came to Ann Arbor in 1950 for Life magazine. His goal: to capture the flawless precision and wild exuberance of the Michigan Marching Band. He succeeded.

  2. Hanlon selected as U-M provost

    Philip Hanlon, the Donald J. Lewis Professor of Mathematics and vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs at the University of Michigan, has been selected as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs by U-M President Mary Sue Coleman. He succeeds Provost Teresa Sullivan, who is stepping down to become the president of the University of Virginia.

  3. U-M remembers former President Robben Wright Fleming

    Robben Wright Fleming, the imperturbable U-M president who steered the school safely through the student unrest of the late 1960s and early 1970s, died Jan. 11 at age 93. His devotion to the ideals of academic freedom and civil debate amid social and political tumult led the regents to name the university’s central administration building in honor of Fleming and his wife, Sally, who died in 2005.

  4. U-M now metro Detroit's second-largest employer

    The University of Michigan is now metro Detroit’s second largest employer behind Ford Motor Co., according to the Crain’s Detroit Business 2010 Book of Lists. A year ago, Crain’s listed U-M fourth behind the Big Three automakers.

  5. iPhones are musical instruments in new course and ensemble

    iPhones are being used as musical instruments in a new course at the University of Michigan. The students design, build and play instruments on their smartphones.

    Plus: Watch video of the Mobile Phone Ensemble performing.

  6. Vanishing act

    In April, President Mary Sue Coleman announced that the University of Michigan’s three campuses will go smoke-free in 2011. Now comes the tough part.

  7. 'Paul is Dead!' (said Fred)

    Forty years ago, a prankish article in the Michigan Daily helped create a modern myth: Beatle Paul McCartney was dead.

  8. U-M No. 1 in ranking of media/Internet/social media interest

    U-M has topped all U.S. universities for the amount of public interest measured by media coverage, Internet traffic and social media mentions, according to an independent national analysis released this week.

  9. U-M among top in nation for producing Fulbright students, scholars

    Seven University of Michigan scholars and 28 U-M students have been awarded Fulbright Fellowships for 2009-2010.Among the faculty scholar winners, U-M’s Ann Arbor campus led the country in the U.S. State Department-funded Fulbright awards, along with Michigan State University and the University of Oregon, each receiving seven awards. UM-Flint also produced a Fulbright Scholar.Among the Read more