Tag Archives: students

  • Michigan Today

    The conquering heroines of Title IX, featuring Sara Fitzgerald, BA ’73

    Upon hearing the word "activism," rarely does one’s imagination settle on the conference-room table, the literal anti-archetype of action, momentum, and social progress. But that’s exactly where one of the most significant movements in recent history took place. In her book, author and longtime journalist Sara Fitzgerald, BA ’73, describes a protest that took place mostly in secret, steeped in stealth, subversion, and, yes, mountains of paperwork.

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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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  • Rackham Graduate School

    A History of Activism

    In 1985, the Minority Organization of Rackham was formed. Now called Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR), the group continues to expand support and advocacy for the academic, professional, and social needs of graduate students of color.

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  • Michigan Today

    The beginning of what?

    After COVID-19 stole the class of 2020's commencement ceremony, Robert Havey looks back on the history of University of Michigan commencements.

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  • Men in Elephant Costume
    Michigan Today

    Step Right Up!

    On May 23, 1871 Van Amburgh and Company’s Menagerie & Circus raised its tents in Ann Arbor. Approximately 60 U-M students from the sophomore class of 1873 were tossed out for disorderly conduct.

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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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  • In this photo from on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20, 2014, members of the student movement Being Black at the University of Michigan, or #BBUM, rally on the steps of Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Mich. They gathered holding signs and read off their list of demands to those exiting a lecture given in honor of MLK by Harry Belafonte. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Melanie Maxwell)
    Bentley Historical Library

    Being Black at U-M

    Austin McCoy ignited a social justice movement on campus and beyond. Learn how he fought to make U-M more diverse and why his papers are now archived at the University forever.

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  • Larry Curtiss with machinery
    LSA Magazine

    A Tough Act to Swallow

    A physics student developed a way to see inside your stomach, despite the experts saying his idea was impossible.

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