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

Campus Life

  1. Now playing…

    Jim Tobin, PhD ’86, proves truth is more poignant than fiction in Michigan Today’s new audio feature, “Listen In, Michigan.”

  2. Meaningful places: Nichols Arboretum

    This beautiful video captures the Arb’s poetic wonder, offset by an excerpt from Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.”

  3. Diversity is "major focus"

    President Mark Schlissel calls on U-M community to address “the hardest problem and biggest challenge we’re going to confront together.”

  4. Power of one

    In 1985 Deborah Robinson, PhD ’87, created a bracelet program with the names of political prisoners serving life sentences in South Africa. Solidarity prevails today.

  5. Women, take the field!

    The rule barring women from the Michigan Marching Band was dropped in 1972 — not with a bang, but a whisper.

  6. Coming home

    The end of World War II sent U-M’s enrollment soaring, which put housing at a premium — creating a unique college experience for many GIs.

  7. Coming up roses

    Fifty years after the fact, Tom Mack, BS ’68, still marvels at how the 1965 Rose Bowl transformed his career and his life in a surprising way.

  8. Black Fridays of yore

    Weirdly gruesome posters created for U-M’s inter-class “rush” mingled themes of mayhem and mirth at the turn of the 20th century.

  9. Inauguration day

    Mark Schlissel calls for a spirit of open and civil discourse as he begins tenure as U-M’s 14th president.