• Michigan Alum

    History Lessons: Teaching a Rival

    One of the Michigan’s storied football rivalries had humble beginnings, as a pair of U-M players served to bridge a gap and teach the game to Notre Dame.

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  • Heritage

    Invitation to a Nazi

    In 1964, a student organization's decision to invite George Lincoln Rockwell, the self-declared leader of the “American Nazi Party” at the time, to speak at Hill Auditorium sparked mass debate across campus: "Should he be allowed to use a University facility to shout his diatribe?”

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  • MLive

    10 remnants of the University of Michigan’s ‘lost campus’

    For 185 years, the University of Michigan has left its mark on Ann Arbor. Some of those marks are no longer around. Read on to explore 10 historic spots on campus.

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  • Bentley Historical Library

    Between the Stars and the Sea

    In the early 1900s, a determined professor of astronomy undertook the ambitious quest to build a new observatory abroad when U-M’s own observatory in Ann Arbor was threatened by a coal power plant. The result was an observatory in South Africa with U-M ties and a fascinating legacy.

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  • Bentley Historical Library

    A Matter of Pride

    A collection of newly donated photos showcases the richness of African American fraternities at U-M and the social pride found in off-campus housing.

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