Category Archives: 1817-1900
Written on February 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm, by Wendy Frisch
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.
Written on November 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm, by Wendy Frisch
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.”
Written on November 6, 2013 at 9:25 pm, by Wendy Frisch
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]
Written on June 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm, by Wendy Frisch