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Week of March 29, 2010

Old school: U-M in history

U-M campus life: Michigan Union street scene

In April 1947 students and the public come and go outside the Michigan Union. Photo courtesy Bentley Historical Library.

This week in history (32 years ago)

On March 29, 1978, students, faculty and staff jammed the doorways and lined the hallways outside a packed Rackham Auditorium, to hear author Joyce Carol Oates read from her work. Dressed in a subdued pink turtleneck, black wide-belted skirt and matching round-toe flats, she told the assemblage, “I try to create characters that people can identify with. … Fiction is a divine form.”
— from The Michigan Daily

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