Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M
The man who endowed the University’s gothic, architectural masterpiece vowed never to lay eyes on it. He feared he would be disappointed.
The esteemed athlete’s story is all about faith and love, says mgoblue.com’s Steve Kornacki. In 1968, Freehan, ’66, helped Detroit win the World Series; today he is battling Alzheimer’s.
The grounds of the University president’s house over many decades reflect changes in the nature of campus life at Michigan.
He was a war hero, a triple-threat halfback, and a magazine cover model. Hall-of-famer Bob Chappuis was part of a magical Michigan offense that scored a 49-0 victory over USC in the 1948 Rose Bowl.
In 1947, decades before social media connected us, Life magazine shared U-M Homecoming with Wolverines worldwide.
In 1970, aspiring engineer Gregg Powell, BS ’71, saw the Philadelphia Orchestra at U-M’s May Festival. And everything changed.
Good news! Your 1968 photo of RFK is on the cover of a current bestseller. Bad news: It’s credited to someone else.
Elsie MacGill, MSE ’29, the first female aeronautical engineer trained at U-M, weathered polio to build planes for Britain’s R.A.F.
Zina Pitcher, an unsung hero of U-M’s earliest years, was a doctor, soldier, politician, and botanist.