Heritage/Tradition

  1. Hill marks magnificent centennial

    Hill Auditorium has mesmerized artists and audiences for 100 years. Everyone from Vladimir Horowitz to Bob Marley has graced its stage.

  2. Ayn Rand in her own words

    In 1961 Ayn Rand was a guest on the budding network known as U-M Television. Revisit this intriguing event, courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library.

  3. Around the world for science

    From the Amazon to Indonesia, 1870s explorer Joseph Beal Steere collected thousands of species to advance scientific research at U-M.

  4. The president's Prussian

    Building an observatory and state-of-the-art telescope at U-M was a scientific master stroke. Politically, however, it proved problematic.

  5. Port Huron Statement turns 50

    In 1962 a handful of U-M students calling themselves the Students for a Democratic Society published a manifesto that came to define a national student movement.

  6. Limeade and love: Memories of Drake's Sandwich Shop

    From the Great Depression and World War II through the British invasion and disco balls, Drake’s Sandwich Shop served up chocolate cordials, orange marmalade sandwiches, and ice-cold limeade to devoted University of Michigan students.

  7. 1964: Michigan, LBJ, and the Great Society

    In the spirit of commencement season, Michigan Today reflects on one of the most significant commencement addresses in University history.

  8. If you build it, they will come

    In 1925, an idealistic group of conservationists dubbed the Society of Les Voyageurs set about constructing a cabin on the Huron River. It may well be the only home of a student organization built by the members who would use it.

  9. Renaissance man

    U-M’s first black football player, George Jewett, spoke four languages, was valedictorian of his high school, earned a medical degree, and could wriggle through defenders or break a nose when he had to.