May 8, 2023
Grounds Services keep tulips blooming through cold snap
The tulips waving in the breeze on the Diag might have been damaged or destroyed by cold weather just before Spring Commencement if it hadn’t been for quick action and a new idea from members of Grounds Services.
February 15, 2023
Vigil on the Diag for MSU
Hundreds in the University of Michigan community gathered Feb. 15 at the Diag to show solidarity with and support for Michigan State University two days after three students were killed in an on-campus shooting and five others critically injured.
January 25, 2023
Fun in the snow
On Jan. 25, though, a near-constant gentle snowfall left a blanket of winter’s bounty around the Ann Arbor campus, leading to scenes of beauty and a snowy battle on the Diag.
September 19, 2022
Heritage Project — A different Diag
One day in June long ago, two lawyers and a politician were given the job of recommending exactly where to build the campus of the new University of Michigan. They had two sites to look at, both of about 40 acres.
April 25, 2022
Heritage Project — Professor White’s Diag
The Ann Arbor campus was barely 20 years old when Andrew Dickson White first saw it. He arrived from Yale in October 1857 to teach history and English literature.
December 20, 2021
The Tappan Oak: A tale of life, death, and rebirth
A remembrance of the Tappan Oak — removed in November due to severe trunk decay — and the enduring legacy of the iconic tree that had stood as a sentinel over the Diag throughout U-M’s history.
September 29, 2021
XR technology ‘brings’ conference goers to iconic U-M space
As the Center for Academic Innovation prepared for its first annual XR Summit, organizer Jeremy Nelson had an idea: create a virtual representation of the Diag for people to meet, using the technology that was the focus of the event.
July 15, 2019
Short news items from around the university.
July 10, 2019
Diag stone repairs to improve area around iconic bronze ‘M’
With the help of donor funds, a construction project is underway to replace cracked and deteriorated stones surrounding the bronze ‘M’ on the Diag.
April 30, 2019
3-D art to be installed on Diag during commencement
U-M graduates, students and commencement visitors can take a photo atop a “Michigan” waterfall Saturday, thanks to a large 3-D painting that will be installed on the Diag.