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Week of February 11, 2013

Old school: U-M in History

Point of contention


Ralph Nader speaks from the 1913 lectern at the “Give Earth a Chance” teach-in in 1970. Photo courtesy Bentley Historical Library.

A century ago, graduating seniors in LSA presented a gift to the university: a carved oak lectern to be used in the new Hill Auditorium. Like the great hall, the lectern was the design of the architect Albert Kahn. For 100 years, 1913 lectern has symbolized U-M’s role as a democratic forum — a place where society’s challenges are debated and struggled over. (heritage.umich.edu/story/the-1913-lectern/)

Through spring, The Record’s “Old School” feature will highlight the stories and images that are being presented on the new U-M Heritage Project website. That site, heritage.umich.edu, celebrates the university’s history and triumphs, in preparation for the U-M bicentennial in 2017.


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