August 07, 2020

This Week in U-M History

  1. December 9, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Dec. 9-15

    On Dec. 10, 1971, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Stevie Wonder headlined a “Free John Now” rally at Crisler Arena in support of jailed activist John Sinclair. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Dec. 9-15.

  2. November 25, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 25-Dec. 1

    Halfback Tom Harmon became the first U-M player to win the Heisman Trophy when he won the award Nov. 27, 1940. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1.

  3. November 18, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 18-24

    On Nov. 24, 1947, students launched “Operation Haircut” to call out local barbershops that refused to serve African Americans. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 18-24.

  4. November 11, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 11-17

    Ann Arbor kindergartner Eugene Waxman debuted as Michigan Marching Band “drum minor” on Nov. 12, 1949, for a game against Indiana. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 11-17.

  5. November 4, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 4-10

    A freak snowstorm saw Athletic Director Fritz Crisler clearing the Michigan Stadium field on Nov. 4, 1966, before hosting Illinois the next day. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 4-10.

  6. October 28, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 28-Nov. 3

    Forestry Professor Burton V. Barnes got into the Halloween spirit on Oct. 28, 2004, when he gave his midterm exams some spooky flair. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3.

  7. October 21, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 21-27

    Concrete was being poured on Oct. 23, 1964, for the Institute for Social Research’s new building. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 21-27.

  8. October 14, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 14-20

    On Oct. 15, 1942, students volunteered for the War Manpower Mobilization Corps, the “Minutemen of the Campus.” Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 14-20.

  9. October 7, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 7-13

    The Oct. 11, 1930, football game at Michigan Stadium featured a new electronic scoreboard, a first in the nation. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 7-13.

  10. September 30, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Sept. 30-Oct. 6

    Maya Lin’s “The Wave Field” sculpture was dedicated Oct. 6, 1995, on North Campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6.