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Week of January 14, 2013

Old school: U-M in History

MLK at U-M

Martin Luther King Jr. speaks informally with U-M students on Nov. 5, 1962, the same day he presented a talk at Hill Auditorium. — Photo courtesy Bentley Historical Library

This month in history (45 years ago)

Robben W. Fleming arrived in January 1968 as ninth U-M president amidst brushfires of student unrest. As chancellor at the University of Wisconsin he had demonstrated a masterful ability to persuade divergent elements to preserve intellectual freedom without disruption. His demonstration of grace under pressure repeatedly helped U-M steer an effective course through a period of campus unrest. — From “The University of Michigan, An Encyclopedic Survey.”

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“The Music Lesson” by Caspar Netscher, U-M Museum of Art new acquisition, first floor connector near the museum’s historic wing.

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