‘An Uncommon Education’: The University of Michigan Turns 200

‘An Uncommon Education’: The University of Michigan Turns 200
December 5, 2017 paperlesslion

Detroit Public Television celebrates the U-M Bicentennial through illustrious moments in the school’s history in “An Uncommon Education.” Filled with great stories and live studio guests, the special program can be viewed at dptv.org/um200 and via Facebook.

The University of Michigan has been developing victors valiant and conquering heroes now for 200 years.  It has the largest alumni body of any university and can claim an unparalleled list of accomplishments in nearly every area of human endeavor.

There will also be an exclusive interview with Pres. Mark Schlissel and live studio appearances by people who will talk about the bicentennial:

  • Board of Regents Chair and DPTV Board Member Mark Bernstein
  • Bentley Historical Library Director Terry McDonald
  • Bicentennial Committee Communications Director Kim Clarke, editor of the new book, Always Leading, Forever Valiant, Stories of the University of Michigan, 1817-2017, a great maize-and-blue stocking-stuffer.

More than 40 distinguished members of the U-M were interviewed in the making of the vignettes – each of which chronicles the university’s remarkable accomplishments in topics such as science, art, health care, literature, leadership, global outreach, engineering and technology, social justice and – not to be forgotten – athletics.

It was all made possible by a generous grant from the Stanley & Judith Frankel Family Foundation.

As an added bonus, there will be a challenge grant that evening, sponsored by the University of Michigan Credit Union.

This is television no self-respecting Wolverine will want to miss. It will be uncommonly good viewing about an uncommonly great university.

Tune in from 8-10 p.m. this Tuesday.  The evening will also be live-streamed at dptv.org/um200 and on the DPTV Facebook page.

And please tell us your own favorite University of Michigan moments on Facebook.