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Week of March 19, 2012

Old school: U-M in History

It used to snow

The president’s house is covered in snow as a man walks along South University, circa 1920-30. — Courtesy Bentley Historical Library

This month in history (18 years ago)

IIn a March 9, 1994, appearance at Rackham Auditorium, a standing ovation greeted Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X. She told the crowd that when her husband was assassinated, she was pregnant and without a home or a job. “I could have sat and cried and criticized everyone from God on down,” she said. “I used that energy to pull myself up.” — Courtesy Michigan Daily

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Ken Mikolowski, poet and lecturer IV in English at the Residential College, on what he can't live without: "I think I'm supposed to say poetry, but c'mon."


University Opera Theatre presents “The Rake's Progress,” 7:30 p.m. March 22, 8 p.m. March 23 and 24, and 2 p.m. March 25 at the Mendelssohn Theatre.

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