Favorite non-football U-M Alum?

Submitted by DISCUSS Man on January 17th, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Thread title says it all.

I'd say mine is Dick Costolo, the CEO of twitter. He is always repping Michigan on twitter and even spoke at commencement.


Evil Empire

January 17th, 2014 at 8:46 PM ^

Mom: BS Nursing 1966, Dad BA Psychology 1965 MBA 1967.  They raised me to believe that Michigan was the only place to go to college and they saved enough to pay for my UM degree.  That's worth a tie for #1 right there.


January 18th, 2014 at 12:20 AM ^

Marine pilot, Vietnam Veteran, test pilot and SKYLAB ASTRONAUT. Plus a great guy to have as your co-passenger on 9/17/2001 Northwest flight to Buffalo NY. WE WERE ALL IN.


January 18th, 2014 at 11:40 AM ^

Lousma is a good choice--also add to his accomplishments that he was the CAPCOM (spacecraft communicator in Houston) during much of the Apollo 13 mission--but he technically doesn't meet the requirements of this thread.


Also, as long as we are mentioning Apollo-era astronaut alums, I should mention probably the most accomplished of the group, James Alton McDivitt. 


January 18th, 2014 at 12:38 AM ^

Not even close...from his masters thesis using an obscure math from Boole to everything involving information and communication (including the frickin web and cell phones)...he is it and its not even close...as a distant 2nd...Leith and Upatniks for inventing the hologram


January 18th, 2014 at 9:54 AM ^

Didn't he beat Truman?

As a Michigan Daily alum one of the stories that gets passed around is that when Thomas Dewey & Arthur Miller (not at the same time but close) the editors assigned Dewey to the arts section and MIller to news.


January 18th, 2014 at 12:21 PM ^

Can't believe I had to get to page 2 before seeing another vote for Jame Earl Jones, the hottest non-football UM alum hottie who ever hottied.