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History and Traditions


An interesting feature of the Law Quadrangle's architecture are the corbels in the three walkways between South University and the Quad. The information below is taken from Ilene Forsythe's The Uses of Art: medieval metaphor in the Michigan Law Quadrangle, c1993.

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East Passage

1. Jurist

2. Engineer

3. Summer or a Wheat Harvester

4. Summer or a Tennis Player

5. Spring or a Baseball Player

6. Spring

7. Winter

8. Winter or a Hockey Player

9. Fall or a Football Player

10. Fall or a Grape Harvester

11. Architect

12. Artist

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Central Passage

1. University President Henry Simmons Frieze

2. University President Henry Philip Tappan

3. University President Erastus O. Haven

4. University President Marion Leroy Burton

5. University President James Burrill Angell

6. University President Henry Burns Hutchins

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West Passage

1. An explorer or astronomy

2. Commerce or economics ("Archimedes")

3. Medical science

4. A crusading warrior or possibly military science

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