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Category Archives: 1817-1900

The Bells of Michigan

Written on February 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm, by

The 53 bells of the Baird Carillon in Burton Memorial Tower have been tolling the quarter-hours and making music for so long that it’s hard to imagine the campus without them. But they are only the latest in a line of Michigan bells that date to the first students and the earliest classes.

Secretary and Screenwriter

Written on November 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm, by

At age 48, while working as a top university administrator, Shirley Smith wrote a story in which a scientist discovers a formula to make wood-repellent baseballs. The story was adapted as a screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film “It Happens Every Spring.”

Power to the People

Written on November 6, 2013 at 9:25 pm, by

When the University of Michigan moved from its original location in Detroit to its “new” home in Ann Arbor in 1837, construction of the U-M’s first campus buildings began. The  [more]

The Victors is written by Louis Elbel

Written on June 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm, by

First woman faculty member

Written on June 4, 2013 at 8:39 pm, by

University RECORD established

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Michigan Daily begins publication

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Organization of the University Musical Society

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First woman officially admitted to the University

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First university-owned hospital

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