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Before anyone else, the University of Chicago Maroons where U-M’s Big Ten football rival.
In 1977, a U-M conductor combined music and Halloween revelry to create a new October tradition.
When then-Sen. John F. Kennedy spoke to students in October 1960, he inspired them to take the first steps toward the establishment of the Peace Corps.

This article was originally published in the early fall 2010 issue of Michigan Alumnus magazine.

A peek inside a University place.
Emerita Lorna Goodison discusses her art, teaching, and activism.
We ask a student leader to share his story.
What researcher pioneered one of the world’s first polio vaccines after working with U-M’s head of epidemiology? See answer below.
Signage outlining COVID-19 safety precautions and regulations reflects a new normal for U-M students this fall.
While the details of the coming sports season remain unclear and tentative plans may change at any moment, more than 800 student-athletes returned to campus this summer for safe, voluntary workouts.
Combat racism with the help of U-M resources.
We ask a student leader to share her story.
A peek inside a University place.
A timeline of how the 2020 winter term took an unanticipated turn into uncharted territory due to the COVID-19.
How did U-M become the “Champions of the West,” as the famous song proclaims?
Students share their stories of a winter semester cut short by COVID-19.
Better understand COVID-19 with the help of U-M experts.
We ask a student leader to share her story.