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Dichotomy: School of Architecture Student Journal
Dichotomy: School of Architecture Student Journal
University of Detroit Football Collection: University of Detroit vs. Boston College
University of Detroit Football Collection: University of Detroit vs. St Marys Program
University of Detroit Yearbook Collection: 1951 Tower
University of Detroit Yearbook Collection: The Tower '47
University of Detroit Chorus Collection: Dinner Dance - 1967
Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections: Travertine
University of Detroit Chorus Collection: Chorus - 1968
University of Detroit Football Collection: University of Detroit vs. Michigan State Normal Program
Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection: William C. Gaynor
Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection: Nipigon Bay
Dichotomy: School of Architecture Student Journal
Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection: Fort Willdoc
Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections: A Subway Car. New York City, August 2015
University of Detroit Yearbook Collection: 1951 Tower
Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections: Strange Head
University of Detroit Chorus Collection: Halloween at Ivory Farms - 1968

For more than nine decades, The Varsity News has captured the pulse of our campuses. The student-run newspaper began publishing in 1918, and continues to this day. This archive brings together more than one thousand issues, representing most of those years.

The collection provides a fascinating glimpse of life at the university, and testifies to the changing nature of its campuses, faculty, students, administration, and curriculum. Take a look and you may find yourself drawn into any of thousands of stories:

 

You might even stumble upon the names or bylines of students and faculty – Frank Murphy? Neal Shine? Bill Bonds? Joyce Carol Oates? Dave DeBusschere? Terry Tyler? – who achieved fame beyond the university.

The changing nature of The Varsity News itself – and of journalism and newspapers – will be apparent, as well. The paper has experienced ups and downs, and its appearance has evolved from mostly gray to full color (and online). Regardless of its appearance, one constant has remained through the years: The VN has always been the voice of students. And it’s through their eyes the history of the university is documented in this collection. Enjoy!

Tom Stanton, Associate Professor

Communication Studies

Faculty Adviser, The Varsity News

 

Collection note:

The following issues are not included in the Libraries/Instructional Design Studio archive collection: Volume 6 (1922-1923); Volume 67 issue 18 (1983-1984); Volume 69 issues 4 and 6 (1986-1987); and Volume 90 issue 5 (2005). If you have a copy of any of the missing issues the university would greatly appreciate the donation or at least an opportunity to digitize the materials. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio (313 578-0580)

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