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Week of November 19, 2012

Old school: U-M in History

Chinese Students Club, 1918

Between 1911-17, the university’s student population included 50-70 from China, ranking it among the top three American universities in Chinese enrollment. The Chinese Student Club was founded at U-M around 1913 to represent Chinese students and organize activities. The club thrives today as the Chinese Student Association. — Courtesy Bentley Historical Library.

This month in history (61 years ago)

At his inaugural address Nov. 27, 1951, President Harlan Hatcher sounded the trumpet
for quality in higher education: “It is so effortless and tempting to be merely good or mediocre in this great democracy and to lose the pride in fine workmanship. The margin of difference is so small and yet so vital.” — From The University of Michigan, An Encyclopedic Survey

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Jeremy Marra, staff athletic trainer in the Athletic Department, on his job: “We get to heal with our hands basically every day.”


The Dianne Reeves Quartet with special guest Raul Midon, 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Hill Auditorium, presented by the University Musical Society.

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