Old school: U-M in history

U-M Activities: Celebrating spring

 Courtesy Bentley Historical Library.

A game of tug of war was a featured event during the spring 1914 Freshman-Sophomore Spring Games on the Huron River.

This week in history (53 years ago)

The Michigan Daily reported 25 drivers were scheduled to compete in a soap box derby at 3 p.m. Friday, from the Michigan Union to East Washington Street. A ramp at the starting line would enable racers to get off to a speedy start. Cars would be judged by engineering faculty and leaders from various campus organizations would serve as judges. Judging was to be based on workmanship and originality, among other criteria. The derby was to open a parade in celebration of the first Spring Weekend project. All students were invited to join the procession.

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