Percy Bates A Model Of Consistency, Integrity
July 6, 2012
Percy Bates has seen just about everything in his nearly 50 years on the University of Michigan campus.
He was hired to the full-time faculty in the middle of the black student movement in 1968; he was on campus during the upheaval of the following few years and had a ringside seat for Ann Arbor's evolution from a hippie town into one of the best cities in America to find a job.
But for Bates, whose run as the U-M athletic department's faculty athletics representative ended in June after 22 years, the tidal wave that rocked Ann Arbor still stands alone.
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