Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M
If a single Regent had switched his vote 150 years ago, U-M would stand in a very different place.
A tough heroine in 1870s Ann Arbor was the star of a novel about U-M’s early days.
Michigan’s minority-student lounges grew out of an intense debate about integration.
One night during the Great Depression, police stormed U-M’s fraternities.
Sunshine, lush grass and trees in bloom. On a warm May afternoon, when the semester’s done, there’s no place finer.
History professor Sidney Fine changed countless lives for the better.
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.
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.