Campus Life

  1. Librarian combines loves of comics, games

    David Carter is one of the lucky ones: As U-M’s video game archivist for the Computer and Video Game Archive and comics librarian, he has combined his two childhood loves into a fulfilling career.

  2. U-M appoints Santa Ono as new president

    In July, the Board of Regents named Santa J. Ono U-M’s 15th president. Ono is an accomplished biomedical researcher and the president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia. He steps into his U-M presidency Oct. 13, 2022.

  3. Regents appoint Santa Ono as University of Michigan’s next president

    Santa J. Ono, an accomplished biomedical researcher and the president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia, has been named the 15th president of the University of Michigan.

  4. Invitation to a Nazi

    In 1964, U-M students invited George Lincoln Rockwell, self-declared ‘commander’ of the American Nazi Party, to speak at Hill Auditorium, setting off a heated campus contest over the limits of free speech.

  5. A peony by any other name…

    A century after a medical school alumnus gifted U-M with a collection of herbaceous peonies, the garden finally bears his name (not to mention 350 varieties of the flower). Donor W.E. Upjohn considered these blooms his ‘salvation.’ This June, they’re making music.

  6. Money magazine ranks U-M No. 1 for value

    U-M is only the second public university to place first in the history of the magazine’s rankings. The University’s high graduation rate and strong financial aid for in-state students contributed to its top score on the 2022 list.

  7. Surgeon organizes medical supply drive for Ukrainian hospitals

    David Brown is one of several doctors who travels to Ukraine to do burn reconstruction surgery every year. When Russia invaded the country, he knew he needed to help.

  8. Maria Shriver tells grads that fears are ‘a window into your own bravery’

    The Class of 2022 faces great uncertainty, but that’s also an ‘incredible opportunity,’ Shriver reminded grads and their families in a packed Michigan Stadium.

  9. Mr. Smith’s baseball adventure

    Shirley Wheeler Smith was Michigan’s classic behind-the-scenes man in 1949 — chief financial officer, liaison to the Regents, and all-around troubleshooter — until he wrote an ‘America’s-Pastime’ story that took him to Hollywood.