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

Heritage/Tradition

  1. Halifax, heroism, and hockey

    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.

  2. MGoView

    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.

  3. The woods were his classroom

    Pioneering forester Filibert ‘Daddy’ Roth, BS 1890, sowed early seeds that allowed U-M to grow into an environmental leader.

  4. The old '97s

    Relive the pulse-pounding excitement of the Wolverines’ triumphal 1997 football season and Rose Bowl victory.

  5. Who was Gabriel Richard?

    Meet the French missionary who helped found U-M. He owned the first printing press in Detroit, transformed 19th-century Michigan, and served in Congress.

  6. Hillel at 90

    It’s been home away from home for Jewish students for nearly a century, offering everything from free Shabbat dinners to spiritual support and academic guidance.

  7. Women: Yesterday and today

    Alumnae from the 1920s through the 1960s share tales of the ‘good old days,’ as current women describe their U-M experience.

  8. That's the spirit

    We’ve been celebrating all year and it’s finally here: On Aug. 26, 1817, in Detroit, the University of Michigania was born.

  9. Book burning

    In 1973, student feminists burned a textbook containing ‘criminally sexist material’ written by U-M’s chair of obstetrics and gynecology.