Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M
An African-American student of the 1920s left a vivid memoir of his years in a semi-segregated Ann Arbor.
A woebegone corner of campus once attracted trysts, trash and, a magnificent plan for an amphitheater. And then we paved paradise and put up a parking lot.
Lyman T. Johnson, MA ’33, was the grandson of former slaves. He integrated the University of Kentucky five years before Brown v. Board of Education.
As a field geologist, 98-year-old Helen Foster, BA ’42/PhD ’46, mapped the farthest-flung islands of Japan, met Emperor Hirohito, and documented Alaska’s landscape.
‘Hereward Thimbleby Price’ may sound like a character in a cozy English tale, but real life took him from Madagascar to Michigan.
The ‘Beatle haircut’ of 1964 sent men’s locks at Michigan flowing past the ears, collars, and shoulders.
The hero of John U. Bacon’s ‘The Great Halifax Explosion,’ about the biggest manmade explosion before Hiroshima, is U-M’s first hockey coach.
Feeling nostalgic for those halcyon days in A2? An app created at U-M delivers campus to your phone as a 3-D, augmented-reality experience.
Pioneering forester Filibert ‘Daddy’ Roth, BS 1890, sowed early seeds that allowed U-M to grow into an environmental leader.