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Week of February 21, 2011

Old school: U-M in History

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College bookstores tout their wares and horse-drawn wagons line the curb of unpaved State Street in 1893. Photo courtesy Bentley Historical Library

This month in history (39 years ago)

Line items in the State of Michigan budget detailing appropriations to U-M included the annual entry, “Treadwell Free Bed $50.” The money comes from a $2,000 sum Adah Zillah Wooden Treadwell bequeathed the university in 1901. Her will stipulated that the interest, 2-1/2 percent, was to be forwarded every year to the Board of Regents, in support of a free bed in University Hospital “for some poor and needy patient.”  — The University Record

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Amanda Krugliak, arts curator, Institute for the Humanities, on returning to Ann Arbor: “I love where I’ve landed. Perhaps I don’t know what’s coming next, and I never expected to find myself back here, but I have a sense of what matters.”


The School of Art & Design Emeritus Faculty Exhibition is presented from noon-7 p.m. through Feb. 25 at Work • Ann Arbor, 306 S. State St.

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