1. A vision in white

    An old-school blizzard Jan. 25 set the stage for an epic snowball fight on the Diag. Enjoy these winter scenes from a spontaneous battle royale, as Marcin Szczepanski, lead multimedia storyteller in the College of Engineering, takes you to the heart of the action. Get a glimpse of the snowy frontlines from the comfort of your screen and send us some memories of your own wild and exuberant days on the Diag.
    • Snowball fight on the Diag, 2023
    • Snowball fight on the Diag, 2023
    • Snowball fight on the Diag, 2023.
    • Snowball fight on the Diag, 2023
    • Snowball fight on the Diag, 2023
    • Snowball fight on the Diag, 2023
  2. It’s great to be a Michigan Wolverine

    When the University's 15th president, Santa J. Ono, stepped into his role in October 2022, he brought a unique capacity for infectious enthusiasm. Enjoy these images of President Ono, as he discovers what every Wolverine already knows. These images and captions were pulled from Ono's personal Twitter account @SantaJOno; follow him there and at his official U-M Twitter account @UMichPrezOno. This sampling of images will show there's never a dull moment when Ono is on the scene, whether it's a sporting event, an academic meeting, or an administrative sit-down in Ann Arbor, Flint, or Dearborn.
    • Dhani Jones with Ono
    • Ono with UMS representatives
    • Ono answers questions in a faculty/staff presentation
    • Ono with Amy Young and Kristen Meekhoff
    • Ono with students in Santa hats
    • Yan Zhang with President Ono
  3. A matter of pride

    The Bentley Historical Library recently acquired some of the earliest images of African American students living off campus, thanks to a gift from Dr. Sharon F. Patton. The former faculty member donated her grandfather’s photo collection to the library. As a law student from 1908-11, Richard Hill Jr. photographed fellow African American students in his fraternity and around town. Read more about the images in the Fall 2022 issue of the Bentley magazine Collections. The captions here are sourced from an article by Brian Williams. The Bentley archivists welcome your help in identifying Hill's subjects. Use this form to contact an archivist if you recognize someone. Click on each image to enlarge.
    • Richard Hill, left, as a U-M Law graduate
    • Richard Hill Jr photos - A Matter of Pride
    • A group of unidentified men on the front steps of 1017 Catherine St.
    • Two unidentied women with an Alpha Phi fraternity member.
    • Richard Hill Jr. (front row, far right) at the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity banquet on April 10, 1910. Photo by Alford S. Lyndon.
    • Alpha Phi Alpha house party, 1911. Photo by Alford S. Lyndon.
  4. The hall of presidents

    They are an extraordinary group of scholars who have secured the University of Michigan's reputation as one of the world's leading public research institutions. Santa J. Ono now joins this exclusive club as U-M's 15th president. (These images come from U-M's Bentley Historical Library. Captions were sourced from the Office of the President.)
    • Corbel of Haven?
    • Tappan announces news of Civil War 1861
    • Erastus O. Haven
    • HENRY SIMMONS FRIEZE – 1869-1871; 1880-1882; 1887
    • Frieze's Grave at Forest Hill Cemetery
    • James B Angell
  5. Watershed moments

    Let’s raise a cool glass to U-M's civil and environmental engineers who are creating a remote, real-time network of water sensors on the streams and rivers of Macomb County. The network allows local NGOs, government officials, river users, and decision-makers to observe and adapt to changes in flow dynamics across seasons, conditions, and long-term climate changes. Images are by Marcin Szczepanski, College of Engineering.
    • Engineers on bridge
    • Experts install sensors on bridge
    • Setting up sensor on bridge
    • Measurements at the bridge
    • Bridge
  6. Brick by brick

    The walls came tumbling down at the Fleming Building in July amid a flurry of dust and crashing debris. Passersby were reduced to awestruck children (or was that just me?), as dinosaur-like machines devoured the structure from the inside out. Read the Michigan Today piece, FlemingBuilding, RIP, about the building's lifespan. The captions here were sourced from reader comments below that story. (Lead image by Jeff Karoub; others are by D. Holdship.)
    • Fleming
    • Fleming
    • Fleming
    • Fleming
    • Fleming debris
    • Fleming
  7. ‘Title IX gave us that voice’

    It’s been 50 years since the U.S. Congress passed Title IX of the Education Amendment Act, banning sexual discrimination in education programs that receive federal funding. Though its promise has yet to be fully realized, the landmark act has opened doors to some elite female athletes at U-M, featured in the ‘Title IX Series’ from MGoBlue TV.  All images are by Michigan Photography. Captions were sourced from; get more sports and take a dip into the archives at M Magazine.
    • Carol Hutchins
    • Bev Plocki, Women's gymnastics coach
    • Marcia Pankratz, Field Hockey
    • Jennifer Klein, Women's Soccer
    • Hannahg Nielsen, women's lacrosse coach
    • Jan Dowling, Women's golf
  8. From the end spring new beginnings

    Commencement 2022 delivered a host of celebratory thrills. Speakers included author/journalist Maria Shriver and Dr. Anthony Fauci. As in years past, many students customized their graduation caps with inspiring messages. Enjoy this batch of colorful caps we found amid the throng of ecstatic alumni in Michigan Stadium. These captions are sourced from the stories about spring commencement that appeared in the University Record. All images are by Michigan Photography.
    • Commencement cap reads: Meteorology, current conditions
    • Two caps read: G and O
    • Cap reads: big heart to shape little minds
    • Cap reads: I got it done for my son
    • Cap reads: Student parent: I did it for her
    • Cap reads: I will be happy about graduating
  9. Creating Champions

    Michigan student-athletes took winning to new heights this spring, breaking records, grabbing titles, and dazzling fans with extraordinary performances across the board. Enjoy these highlights, captured by Michigan Photography, with text sourced from
    • Women' basketball team celebrates
    • Naz Hillmon
    • Men's hockey pileup
    • Ahley Lau
    • Paul Juda, gymnast
    • Women's gymnasts celebrate