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

Heritage/Tradition

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Book burning

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

  6. U-M, Detroit Historical Society co-produce exhibit

    View historic images, rare documents, vintage film, and sports memorabilia through Oct. 8.

  7. Library partners with StoryCorps this fall

    U-M invites community to share essence of the University’s past and present in personal stories for future generations.

  8. An uncommon education: Ep 6

    Global service and humanitarianism are in the DNA at U-M. Watch ‘A Selfless Cause,’ by Detroit Public Television.

  9. Twist and shout

    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.