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November 15, 2018

This Week in U-M History

November 12, 2018

The first Union

The first Michigan Union “club house” formally opened on Nov. 14, 1907, in the former home of Judge Thomas M. Cooley. Learn about other things that happened this week in U-M history.

November 5, 2018

U-M on the air

On Nov. 5, 1950, the university partnered with WWJ-TV in Detroit to broadcast its first educational “telecourse.” Learn about other events that occurred this week in U-M history.

October 29, 2018

Professor Ford

Former President Gerald R. Ford, a U-M alumnus, returned to his alma mater to teach political science students Nov. 2, 1977. Learn about other things that happened this week in U-M history.

October 22, 2018

First North Campus building

The Cooley Memorial Research Laboratory, the first building on North Campus, was dedicated Oct. 24, 1953. Learn about other events that occurred this week in U-M history.

October 15, 2018

President's House honored

The President’s House, built in 1840, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 15, 1970. Learn what else happened this week in U-M history.

October 8, 2018

JFK and the Peace Corps

Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy shared his idea of the Peace Corps from the Michigan Union steps Oct. 14, 1960. Learn what else happened this week in U-M history.

October 1, 2018

The Big House opens

The first football game was played at Michigan Stadium on Oct. 1, 1927. Learn what else happened this week in U-M history.

September 24, 2018

UM-Dearborn opens

This week in 1959, the UM-Dearborn opened its doors on Sept. 28. Learn about other things that happened this week in U-M history.

September 17, 2018

This Week in U-M History — Sept. 17-21

This week in 1969, dozens of students protesting the Vietnam War took over North Hall and ROTC offices. Learn about other things that happened this week in U-M history.

September 10, 2018

Band breaks the gender barrier

During this week in 1972, women took the field as members of the Michigan Marching Band for the first time. Learn about other things that happened this week in U-M history.

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