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Week of October 14, 2013

Old school: U-M in History

Under the Old Dome

In 1875, members of the sophomore class of 1877 pose before the Old Dome, University Hall. — Courtesy The Bentley Historical Library.

This month in history (104 years ago)

In one of his earliest presidential statements, on Oct. 29, 1909, Harry Hutchins emphasized the need for private gifts to the university to supplement state appropriations. He traveled throughout the state and the country, always speaking on the necessity of alumni interest and support to complement the state endowment. By the close of his administration in 1920, the university had received 130 private gifts of more than $3.6 million. The gifts of alumni were most conspicuous. —  From “The University of Michigan, an Encyclopedic Survey.”

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Do-Hee Morsman, center administrator of the Nam Center for Korean Studies, on living in Korea: “I was able to experience and interact with the country and culture in a way that was on my terms.”


Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, 8 p.m. Oct. 18, Rackham Auditorium.

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