Forever Unfinished: Making and Remaking a Public University

Forever Unfinished graphic with student photos

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September 5th, 2017 through October 27th, 2017
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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The University of Michigan was founded in 1817 as a public institution, a concept for which there were few models. What makes a university public? What should it look like? Whom should it serve? Who should have access to its resources, and where should those resources come from?

This exhibit explores how students, faculty, staff, politicians, and citizens have attempted to answer these questions. These stories invite us to imagine U-M's future as a public university based on what we know about its past.

Presented by the Bicentennial LSA Theme Semester with support from the Bicentennial Office, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, and the Department of History.

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Library Contact
Bridget Kennedy
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Last modified: 09/13/2017