Crowdsourcing a time machine

House of David Ladies Band

U-M’s Clements Library holds some 60,000 picture postcards dating to the late-19th/early-20th centuries. Vintage photos and scrawled notes open a fascinating window into Michigan’s past. Help make this historic trove digitally searchable.

  1. Guilty pleasure? Don't worry about it

    Most people seem to need a justification for making an indulgent or luxurious purchase. But new U-M research finds that, with or without a reason, people tend to enjoy that guilty pleasure…well, without guilt. The take-away? Indulging yourself may or may not be healthy, but if you’re going to do it, don’t worry about finding a justification. Just enjoy.

  2. 20 years later

    In 1989, Michigan’s men’s basketball team made an improbable run through the NCAA tournament, winning the national title in a heartstopper against Seton Hall.

  3. The student body

    Slideshow: At the corner of North University and East University, generations of students met the demands of “physical culture” — and course registration — in Waterman and Barbour Gyms.

  4. What's so funny?

    Did you hear the one about the academic researchers who got together with cartoonists and Daily Show writers to try to figure out how humor works? It sounds like a quick way to strangle comedy, but U-M is at the forefront of the not-quite-a-trend toward humor studies.

    Plus: Got something funny to say? Tell your (clean!) jokes on our letters page.

  5. Biography of a heroine

    The U-M Museum of Art opens its gorgeous new wing on March 28, and you can tour it in the slideshow above. Here we remember the sculpture that started it all. Acquired in 1861, and still one of UMMA’s most beloved artworks, ‘Nydia’ was the product of a hometown boy who made it big in the art world.

  6. Number of fast-food restaurants associated with stroke risk

    U-M physicians have discovered a connection between the number of fast-food joints in a neighborhood and the rate of stroke. It’s not known yet whether the restaurants are a cause of stroke, or just a marker of an unhealthy area.

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’s Basketball

    The Wolverines made the first Elite Eight appearance in program history this past season, finishing the year with a 25-7 overall record. U-M earned a No. 7 season-ending ranking in the coaches poll and a No. 12 ranking from the AP.

    Women' basketball team celebrates
  • Elite Eight

    Senior Naz Hillmon leaves Michigan as the most decorated player in program history. She led the program in rebounds (1,063), double-doubles (52), and free throws made (487) — and is the only player to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career. She is second all-time in scoring with 2,183 points. Hillmon was named a first-team All-American this season by the WBCA, Associated Press, USBWA, The Athletic, Sports Illustrated, and the Wooden Award.

    Naz Hillmon
  • Hockey

    Ten University of Michigan ice hockey players — Johnny BeecherMatty BeniersNick BlankenburgThomas BordeleauBrendan BrissonKent JohnsonJimmy LambertStrauss MannOwen Power and Garrett Van Wyhe — have signed professional contracts since the end of the 2021-22 season.

    Men's hockey pileup
  • Women’s Golf

    The women’s golf team earned the Big Ten’s No. 1 seed for the first time this year, as the team approached championship season. The Wolverines closed the regular season posting six top-two finishes (three wins, three runner-ups) in nine events. Ashley Lau was one of 12 women’s amateur golfers selected for the 2022 International Team, which will compete against the U.S. team at the 2022 Palmer Cup July 1-3 in Switzerland.

    Ahley Lau
  • Men’s Gymnastics

    Junior Paul Juda  took home a pair of NCAA titles April 16, winning both the all-around competition as well as vault, as the Wolverines placed third as a team (with a season best of 414.490, behind Stanford and Oklahoma) at the NCAA Championships. Six Wolverines earned a total of 11 All-America citations.


    Paul Juda, gymnast
  • Women’s gymnastics

    Michigan closed out the 2022 season with a 28-5 overall record. The Wolverines won their 26th Big Ten Conference championship in addition to the Big Ten regular-season title. U-M had 13 regular-season All-America nods, per the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) and six All-America citations from the WCGA.

    Women's gymnasts celebrate
  • Spirit Team

    The University of Michigan spirit team continued its string of success in the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) & United Dance Association (UDA) Collegiate Cheer & Dance Championship with two national titles on April 9. The Wolverines took home Coed Division IA and Game Day victories for the second straight season. The pair of titles gives U-M 10 NCA championships since 2013.

    NCA Champs -- 2021-22 Spirit team
  • Men’s Tennis

    The No. 8-ranked University of Michigan men’s tennis team will close out its regular-season schedule on April 23 when it hosts Michigan State on Senior Day. Michigan is 17-3 on the season and in second place in the Big Ten standings at 7-1. No. 66 Andrew Fenty is among the ranked singles players on the team.

    Andrew Fenty
  • Women’s Water Polo

    Michigan hopes to win its sixth consecutive Collegiate Water Polo Asociation (CWPA) Championship and 11th overall this weekend in Lewisburg, Pa. The Wolverines are 48-12 all-time in the CWPA Tournament with 10 titles and 14 trips to the championship game. Maddie O’Reilly leads the CWPA with 68 goals, 60 assists, 2.1 goals per game, and 4.0 points per game. Nationally, O’Reilly sits tied for fifth in total points with 128.

    Maddie O'Reilly, water polo
  • Wrestling

    In its 100th season, the wrestling team captured a Big Ten championship and an NCAA runner-up team finish. Graduate student Nick Suriano was named the 2022 NCAA champion at 125 pounds, and is one of eight finalists for the prestigious Hodge Trophy. Head coach Sean Bormet was named the national and conference coach of the year, and the team finished the season with a program-record six All-America honors.