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Week of June 20, 2011

Old school: U-M in History

Women golfers

A group of four women are shown in a 1922 photo collected by the Department of Physical Education for Women. While golf had been offered to women as a physical education activity since the early part of the 20th century, it wasn’t until 1977-78 that women’s golf was made a varsity sport.
— Courtesy Bentley Historical Library and GoBlue Athletics website

This month in history (12 years ago)

In announcing a $30 million gift by businessman and philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman to the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, President Lee C. Bollinger said, “This is one of the largest gifts in the university’s history and the most generous single gift ever made to a school of architecture in the United States.” By action of the Board of Regents, the name of the college was subsequently changed to the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. In 2010 the DesignIntelligence 12th annual edition of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools honored the college for having the No. 1 Master of Architecture program in the country. Taubman’s latest gift of $56 million to the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, announced April 21, makes him U-M’s largest individual donor, with total giving of more than $142 million to various units across campus.
— The University Record, Taubman College website and regents meeting minutes

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