Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Campus Life

  1. Women: Yesterday and today

    Alumnae from the 1920s through the 1960s share tales of the ‘good old days,’ as current women describe their U-M experience.

  2. Book burning

    In 1973, student feminists burned a textbook containing ‘criminally sexist material’ written by U-M’s chair of obstetrics and gynecology.

  3. A sign of strength, not weakness

    For many student-athletes, sports can be exciting — and agonizing. Read a Q&A about U-M’s efforts to support our young athletes.

  4. Library partners with StoryCorps this fall

    U-M invites community to share essence of the University’s past and present in personal stories for future generations.

  5. Twist and shout

    By early 1962, the Twist was all the rage at Michigan, with events and contests galore. We tracked down U-M’s reigning king and queen.

  6. Black and white and read all over

    The Bentley Historical Library recently digitized more than 12 decades of Michigan Daily history. It’s a ‘gold mine.’

  7. The Bermudas ban

    In the spring of 1954, Bermuda shorts raised a three-way ruckus between women, men, and, of course, the dean of women.

  8. Getting better all the time

    In 1967, Ann Arbor was abuzz over an album fans knew would change the world. So what do they think today?

  9. Feminine ideal

    “Belle, Scholar, Athlete.” In the 1930s, a portrait in the Michigan League honored student Marian Van Tuyl as the epitome of young womanhood.