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Week of May 6, 2013

Old school: U-M in History

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Nurses carrying flags are part of the procession during a May 1918 parade in downtown Ann Arbor during World War I. The photo was taken by George Robert Swain, official U-M photographer from 1913-47.  — Courtesy Bentley Historical Library

This month in history (20 years ago)

At Spring Commencement May 1, 1993, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton told graduates, “I’ve always thought of Michigan as one of those institutions whose commitment to academic excellence and to public service certainly made it stand out above so many others.” She urged graduates to be idealistic, to care about the world and be connected to other people. — From The University Record

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Posted by Dale R. Leslie | May 8, 2013
When I enrolled in graduate studies in the fall of 1970, I originated from another midwestern University whose classes began at the top of the hour. On my first day at U-M, I became entangled in Ann Arbor's One-Way streets and could not quickly find a parking spot. I faced being late for my first class at U-M. A precedent which I did not desire. Then, I discovered that classes at the U begin at 10 minutes past the hour. I was a few minutes early rather than a number of minutes late. The relief I felt that day echoes through my body 40-plus years later!

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