Plans are now complete for the demonstration by Michigan alumni of their loyalty to and interest in their Alma Mater. Michigan has never before called upon all of her former students to help her in any great movement for the benefit of the entire University. It has required some all comprehending movement like the Union to afford this opportunity, but now the time and the opportunity are at hand, when Michigan men may put their shoulders to the wheel and carry through a project, which "Prexy" Angell, President Hutchins, the Board of Regents, the Senate Council and the Alumni Association have all declared to be the most urgent, the most helpful and the most important possible addition to the life and usefulness of our University.
Bates, Henry M. "A Statement to the Alumni." Mich. Alumnus 21 (1915): 425-6.