• Michigan Today

    The power of the pin

    Born in 1878, Santiago Artiaga (class of 1904) had come to Michigan among a cadre of students called the Pensionados. Despite losing most of his material belongings – including his treasured Michigan Union pin – during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, Artiaga's time at Michigan stayed with him throughout his life of service to the Philippines.

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  • Michigan Alumnus

    History Lessons: Fun and Fundraising

    For more than a century, Michigras, an annual April festival welcoming spring, also served as a “fun raiser” for campus causes. Among the festivities of Michigras, an annual two-day carnival-and-fundraiser organized by U-M students to celebrate spring’s arrival, was a parade through town.

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  • Michigan Today

    Crowdsourcing a time machine

    The Clements Library is inviting volunteers to help bring this collection to life for the general public with their Picturing Michigan’s Past project. The staff is looking to crowdsource information about the postcards’ content to make the collection digitally accessible and fully keyword searchable.

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  • Michigan Alumnus

    Baseball Diplomacy

    The United States’ and Japan’s passion for baseball proved to be a tool for cultural exchange in the 1920s and 30s, and U-M’s prowess on the field contributed to it.

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  • Michigan Today

    The action was affirmative

    Jumping back to the fall of 1953, a time long before discussions around affirmative action were commonplace, James Tobin shares the details of a conversation between first-year law student Roger Wilkins and Professor William Burnett Harvey.

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