Tag Archives: alumni

  • 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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  • Ken Fischer
    Michigan Today

    Ann Arbor’s ‘Music Man’

    Highlighting former University Musical Society (UMS) president Ken Fischer, this Listen In, Michigan podcast gives thoughtful insight into Fischer's involvement at Michigan and his subsequent career in music.

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  • Child with women's suffrage posters
    Michigan Today

    The Strategic Suffragist

    An ardent advocate for women's suffrage, Michigan alumna Lucia Voorhees Grimes fought tirelessly to get ballots in the hands of women. Grimes not only proved to be a powerful influence in this movement but also in fighting for gender equality after the 19th Amendment had been passed.

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  • Stutz Bearcat of the type Mason traded up for
    Michigan Today

    Let’s Make a Deal

    U-M alum George W. Mason, the first CEO of American Motors, was a master negotiator. Now his legacy inspires a class in negotiating techniques.

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  • Leaders and Best

    What It Meant to Me

    Dr. Alexa Canady was the first African American woman in the United States to become a neurosurgeon. Here, she shares her U-M experience and how a scholarship helped her make history.

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  • Michigan Alumnus

    Firmly in the Driver’s Seat

    Janet Guthrie made history in the '70s as the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500. Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in July, she recently shared her life story of strength, struggle, and speed.

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  • Michigan Today

    Do you believe in miracles? Valentine Davies did.

    Midway through World War II, U-M alumnus Valentine Davies got the idea for Miracle on 34th Street, which has become one of the longest-lived and most-loved specimens of Christmas cinema.

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  • Book Cover next to Portrait

    Blue Angel

    After coming out at 86 years old, alumnus Forman Brown revealed he was the author of a groundbreaking 1933 novel about being young and gay at U-M.

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  • “The Cube” as it appeared circa 1970
    Michigan Alumnus

    History Lessons: Classy Gifts

    The graduating classes of Michigan often leave behind a gift for future generations to appreciate. The Michigan Alumnus chronicles some of the more interesting class gifts you can still find around campus today.

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  • Scientist at Desk
    Michigan Today

    Arrowsmith’s Inspiration

    When his new novel Arrowsmith reached the nation’s bookstores in 1925, Sinclair Lewis was already the most celebrated American writer of the day. What neither Lewis nor his publishers said was how much Arrowsmith owed to what an obscure young scientist had told Lewis about life in the medical labs of U-M.

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