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The Warrior Scholar
How a tough son of the Bronx grew up to fight for the rights of the accused.
The 1913 Lectern
Through a century, the beautifully carved gift of the Class of 1913 has symbolized the University’s role as a democratic forum, a place where society’s challenges are debated and struggled over.
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The First Women
A 1924 survey of Michigan's early "co-eds" reveals what life was like for a generation of pioneers.
"Our Brilliant Miss Sheldon"
A star student in Michigan's first generation of women searches for her calling and comes of age in the "dangerous experiment" of coeducation.
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Such Horrible Business
The study of anatomy demanded human specimens, but public opinion recoiled. The result was a steady commerce in cadavers, better known as grave-robbing.
"A Creation of My Own"
Michigan's founding president fights a demagogue in pursuit of a new kind of university.
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Dear Aunt Ruth
Ruth Bacon Buchanan corresponded with thousands of Michigan students who went off to war. Her archive is extraordinary documentation of lives anchored at U-M in the midst of the world crisis.
Wallenberg at Michigan
Before rescuing thousands of Jews during World War II, Raoul Wallenberg learned and grew at Michigan. No other individual has been credited with saving so many from extinction.
A Campus Grows View stories
Revelli: The Long Note
William D. Revelli did more than transform the Michigan Marching Band. His unyielding drive for perfection changed conducting, performing and music education across the country.
Seeds of Discontent
U-M's rivalry with Michigan State grew out of a battle—intellectual as well as political—over the future of the state's economy. In the end, all students were the winners.