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

Heritage/Tradition

  1. A question of culture

    Michigan’s minority-student lounges grew out of an intense debate about integration.

  2. The great raid

    One night during the Great Depression, police stormed U-M’s fraternities.

  3. Spring afternoon on the Diag

    Sunshine, lush grass and trees in bloom. On a warm May afternoon, when the semester’s done, there’s no place finer.

  4. Teacher, scholar, mensch

    History professor Sidney Fine changed countless lives for the better.

  5. The student body

    Slideshow: At the corner of North University and East University, generations of students met the demands of “physical culture” — and course registration — in Waterman and Barbour Gyms.

  6. Ann Arbor Abolitionists

    In the days leading to the Civil War, Ann Arbor saw riots over slavery, secession and the Union.

  7. President Little's Dorms

    Your life was probably changed forever by the dorm you were assigned to. But in U-M’s early years, there were no dorms.

  8. J-Hop

    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.

  9. The late, great 98

    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.