Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M
The ‘Beatle haircut’ of 1964 sent men’s locks at Michigan flowing past the ears, collars, and shoulders.
It’s not over till it’s over, MT readers. This issue has a great story that continues well into the comments section. Read on!
On Oct.15, 1969, President Robben Fleming advised U-M faculty to forgo attendance. The campus had been given over to the biggest of all 1960s peace protests.
In 2005, a move to shut down the Residential College’s popular Benzinger Library sparked student protests, sit-ins, and a move to take back the stacks of East Quad.
In 1985 Deborah Robinson, PhD ’87, created a bracelet program with the names of political prisoners serving life sentences in South Africa. Solidarity prevails today.
Activist Tom Hayden’s papers join extensive Labadie Collection chronicling radical history and social protest movements worldwide.
A dive into the MT archives reveals a treasure trove of photos (circa 1967-70) by award-winning artist and American Hustle editor Jay Cassidy.
Student activists spark national dialogue; engage with alumni, use social media to organize and advocate for change.
From John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, presidents have challenged University of Michigan students to change the world.
Plus: Kids these days: How involved is this generation?