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

  1. Step by step

    A new scholarship supports students in U-M’s Collegiate Recovery Program — a campus support service for those recovering from substance-use disorders.

  2. Hair down to there

    The ‘Beatle haircut’ of 1964 sent men’s locks at Michigan flowing past the ears, collars, and shoulders.

  3. Everybody's had to fight to be free

    While still a U-M student, Nicole Khamis, BA ’17, responded to an international crisis by founding a refugee assistance program.

  4. Kids today

    Student organizations at U-M may be sublime (Solar Car) or ridiculous (Squirrel Club). Either way, the students who manage them are extraordinarily bright, motivated, and accomplished. Meet them on the Diag.

  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. 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.

  7. Black and white and read all over

    The Bentley Historical Library recently digitized more than 12 decades of Michigan Daily history. It’s a ‘gold mine.’

  8. The Bermudas ban

    In the spring of 1954, Bermuda shorts raised a three-way ruckus between women, men, and, of course, the dean of women.

  9. Battle of the bookstore

    In the fall of 1969, students went ‘on strike’ to demand the right to run their own bookstore.