Sports legends

Gerald Ford addresses the U-M football team in 1999 at Schembechler Hall in the full team meeting room. The former president was in town because the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy was being named in his honor. Click on the photo to view a larger version. (Photo by Bob Kalmbach, Michigan Photography)

This month in history (97 years ago)

The Board of Regents in fall 1918 directed President Harry Burns Hutchins to sign a contract with the government providing for the training of 3,000 Student Army Training Corps students. More than 2,700 students enrolled for training. But after the signing of the Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918, the regents on Nov. 21 voted to discontinue the student corps.

— From “The University of Michigan, An Encyclopedic Survey”


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