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Week of January 16, 2012

Old school: U-M in History

Tiffany window

The Fox Memorial Window by Tiffany, at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, was a gift of brothers E. Crofton Fox (a U-M student 1871-73) and Charles Fox (U-M class of 1875) of Grand Rapids, in memory of their father, and two brothers who also were U-M students. The window was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and installed in the north wall in 1890. The window was restored in 2006-08.  — Photo courtesy Bentley Historical Library.

This month in history (92 years ago)

William Howard Taft, the country’s 27th president (1909-13), spoke on campus twice after leaving the presidency. He stated support for the League of Nations in a 1915 speech at Hill Auditorium. When Taft returned in January 1920, university policy prohibited blatantly political speeches at Hill. Taft instead advocated the role of unions in American labor. — From “Hail to the Chief, Presidential Visits to the University of Michigan.”

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Len Middleton, lecturer in corporate strategy and international business at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, on what inspires him: "What drives me is the ability to keep creating business leaders that have impact."


Bright Sheng, “Never Far Away,” noon-1 p.m. Jan. 24 in Room 1636, School of Social Work building.

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