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Week of February 25, 2013

Old school: U-M in History

Cracking the books


U-M students study in the university library in the 1870s. — Photo courtesy Bentley Historical Library
When the state’s farmers called for an agriculture college in the 1850s, the nascent U-M cried foul and insisted it should be based in Ann Arbor. The ensuing political and academic battle about how and where to teach agricultural education fueled a spirited rivalry that continues today with Michigan State University. (heritage.umich.edu/story/seeds-of-discontent/#)


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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