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A tribute to President Mary Sue Coleman

Topic: Campus News

A timeline of social and political events that occurred during President Mary Sue Coleman's tenure:

Nov. 25, 2002 – Homeland Security Act becomes law

Jan. 1, 2003 – Gov. Jennifer Granholm takes office

Feb. 1, 2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates, killing seven astronauts

March 19, 2003 – Iraq War begins with U.S. invasion

Feb. 4, 2004 – Facebook launches

Nov. 2, 2004 – President George W. Bush re-elected

Dec. 26, 2004 – Earthquake and tsunami devastate Indonesia and South Asia

Feb. 10, 2005 – Playwright and alumnus Arthur Miller dies

April 23, 2005 – YouTube launches

Aug. 29, 2005 – Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding wreak havoc in New Orleans

July 1, 2005 – Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor retires

July 15, 2006 – Twitter launches

Dec. 26, 2006 – President Gerald R. Ford, Class of '35, dies

April 16, 2007 – Gunman kills 32 people at Virginia Tech

June 10, 2007 – Final episode of "The Sopranos" airs

June 29, 2007 – iPhone debuts

July 21, 2007 – "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," final novel in the series, is released

Feb. 24, 2008 – Fidel Castro resigns as president of Cuba

Aug. 17, 2008 – Michael Phelps wins eighth Olympic gold medal

Sept. 15, 2008 – Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy

Nov. 4, 2008 – Barack Obama elected president

Dec. 11, 2008 – Bernard Madoff arrested in massive Ponzi scheme

Jan. 15, 2009 – Pilot safely lands crippled airplane in Hudson River

April 30, 2009 – Chrysler files for bankruptcy

June 1, 2009 – General Motors files for bankruptcy

June 25, 2009 – Michael Jackson dies

Oct. 15, 2009 – "Balloon Boy" hoax unravels in Colorado

April 20, 2010 – Explosion unleashes massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

Oct. 13, 2010 – 33 Chileans rescued after 69 days trapped in mine

Dec. 17, 2010 – Arab Spring begins

Jan. 1, 2011 – Gov. Rick Snyder takes office

March 11, 2011 – Earthquake and tsunami devastate Japan

May 2, 2011 – Navy Seals kill Osama bin Laden

July 21, 2011 – U.S. space shuttle program ends

Oct. 5, 2011 – Steve Jobs dies

Sept. 18, 2011 – Borders closes

Nov. 4, 2011 – Jerry Sandusky indicted in Penn State child sex abuse crimes

Dec. 15, 2011 – U.S. declares end to Iraq War

July 4, 2012 – Higgs boson discovery announced

Oct. 29, 2012 – Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey

Nov. 6, 2012  – President Barack Obama re-elected

Dec. 14, 2012 – Gunman kills 26 at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Feb. 28, 2013 – Pope Benedict XVI resigns

April 15, 2013 – Boston Marathon bombing kills three, injures 264

July 18, 2013 – City of Detroit files for bankruptcy

Sept. 29, 2013 – Final episode of "Breaking Bad" airs

Dec. 5, 2013 – Nelson Mandela dies

Jan. 15, 2014 – GM appoints Mary Barra as CEO