• Michigan Alumnus

    Champion Against Hate

    U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, ’97, reintroduced legislation to fight anti-Asian hate, and it was signed into law in May. Meng, also a member of the Alumni Association board, writes here of how the law came to pass and what we all must do to fight hate.

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  • Bentley Historical Library

    From the Top

    When Talbert Abrams received his pilot’s license at age 21, it was signed by none other than one of the famous first-to-flight siblings, Orville Wright. Several of Abrams’ images of the University of Michigan campus, commissioned for various units during the late 1920s and early 1930s, have been digitized and are available in the Bentley’s online Image Bank.

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  • Michigan Alumnus

    History Lessons: Educational Television

    An alumna’s memory of her mother prompts a look at the evolving role of technology in education.

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  • Heritage

    Tom Harmon is Missing

    Tom Harmon’s legs were on fire. These were the legs that had carried him and a football into the Michigan end zone time after time, racking up touchdowns and making him the leading scorer in the country. Now, the greatest player in Michigan history was being burned alive from the legs up in the cockpit of his World War II fighter.

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  • Heritage

    The Fraternity War

    In the fall term of 1845, just four years after classes had begun at the University of Michigan, a junior named George Becker and several friends joined together to create the University’s first fraternity, a chapter of Beta Theta Pi. Despite breaking university rules at the time, the brothers met in a cabin in the woods to pursue “the cultivation of intimate social relations.” This kind of "cultivation" drew harsh opposition from U-M faculty.

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