Tag Archives: alumni

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

    Let’s Make a Deal

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

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  • Bentley Historical Library

    Constructing Gender

    A digital exhibit exploring how gender differences are literally built into the architecture of the Michigan Union and League buildings.

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  • Leaders and Best

    What It Meant to Me

    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.

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  • Book Cover next to Portrait
    Heritage

    Blue Angel

    After coming out of the closet 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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  • The Spirit of Detroit statue wearing Bicentennial Tshirt
    Michigan Alumnus

    Michigan Alumnus Magazine 125th Anniversary

    For more than 125 years, the Michigan Alumnus magazine has been spreading the news about the university and its alumni. To mark this aniversery, the magazine's editors complied stories and snap shots through its history, from a modest 16-page, coverless pamphlet to today.

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  • Painting of Sarah Gertrude Banks
    Medicine at Michigan

    In Her Own Right

    Sarah Gertrude Banks, one of the earliest women to graduate from the U-M Medical School, cared for patients while championing women’s suffrage.

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