Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M
In the days leading to the Civil War, Ann Arbor saw riots over slavery, secession and the Union.
Your life was probably changed forever by the dorm you were assigned to. But in U-M’s early years, there were no dorms.
Tom Harmon may have been the best college football player ever. His single-handed destruction of Ohio State is the stuff of gridiron legend. But his exploits as a pilot during World War Two made him a hero not just in a game, but in life.
For almost 80 years, until 1960, J-Hop highlighted the U-M social calendar. The dance gathered the entire student body — and some controversy, like when the 1913 event included the Tango.
Our first U-M History column tells the story of one of our crown jewels: the Clements Library
On the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s ‘Peace Corps’ speech, we look back at how U-M students picked up his challenge to change the world.
The spread offense isn’t the only thing that’s changed in football. So have the words.