Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M
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.
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.
Alumnae from the 1920s through the 1960s share tales of the ‘good old days,’ as current women describe their U-M experience.
We’ve been celebrating all year and it’s finally here: On Aug. 26, 1817, in Detroit, the University of Michigania was born.
In 1973, student feminists burned a textbook containing ‘criminally sexist material’ written by U-M’s chair of obstetrics and gynecology.
View historic images, rare documents, vintage film, and sports memorabilia through Oct. 8.
U-M invites community to share essence of the University’s past and present in personal stories for future generations.
Global service and humanitarianism are in the DNA at U-M. Watch ‘A Selfless Cause,’ by Detroit Public Television.
By early 1962, the Twist was all the rage at Michigan, with events and contests galore. We tracked down U-M’s reigning king and queen.