Tag Archives: 1960s

  • Michigan Today

    Rebel in the multiversity

    As Roger Rapoport said himself, “No one ever has a good word for the multiversity” — the 1960s term for universities grown too big and powerful to serve the public good. And in 1967, one might have expected any student but Rapoport, the quintessential campus gadfly of the Vietnam era, to speak up for the University of Michigan. But so he did, in the pages of one of the nation’s most prestigious magazines, the Atlantic Monthly.

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  • Heritage

    The Assassin’s Widow

    In the surreal days that followed the 1963 assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, as the nation absorbed the dual horror of the president’s murder and the subsequent and very public killing of his alleged assassin, a churchgoer in Ann Arbor looked for a bright spot. She was struck by the plight of Marina Oswald, the young Russian wife of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Before the year came to a close, the church’s leaders would invite Oswald to Ann Arbor and offer to host her while she studied at U-M.

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  • Michigan Quarterly Review

    Threads pulled though: University of Michigan 1960-1964 to Now

    From working with former U-M President Harlan Hatcher to becoming involved with the Quaker project, Wallis Wilde-Menozzi made the most of her time at Michigan. Read this distinguished alumna's recollections of her experiences at Michigan and beyond, published in U-M's esteemed Michigan Quarterly Review (MQR).

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