Cook Law Quadrangle at the University of Michigan, based on buildings at Oxford...
...and the inside of the law library, which resembles Hogwarts' Great Hall.
The Diag at the center of campus (apparently there are superstitions about failing tests if students walk across the M).
The Endover cube by Bernard Rosenthal, which has a twin in New York that doesn't rotate.
Michigan's Ross School of Business is in a new LEED-certified building.
This fraternity put a beach volleyball net out in front for the summer.
The Michigan squirrels are a darker red than those in Maryland. Sadly, there were no wolverines (not even on the merchandise, since Michigan prefers its big block M to an actual mascot).
But of course we had to see the Big House anyway (Paul and I saw a game there more than 20 years ago, but the stadium has been extensively renovated since then).
Both the admissions officer who did the Powerpoint presentation about the school's statistics and our tour guide were dynamic and fun -- other schools could take lessons -- though I am amused that they both bragged about how the school's logo and football team are recognized internationally even more than the highly ranked academic departments! In the afternoon we drove through Michigan and Ohio into Pennsylvania, where we are staying on the outskirts of Pittsburgh so we can go to the zoo on Friday with