October 31, 2020

This Week in U-M History

  1. October 26, 2020 On Oct. 31, 1914, the Michigan Marching Band formed a block "M" while performing at Harvard Stadium.

    Block ‘M’

    On Oct. 31, 1914, the Michigan Marching Band formed a block “M” while performing at Harvard Stadium. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1.

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  2. October 19, 2020 Business Dean B. Joseph White was named interim president on Oct. 19, 2001, after Lee C. Bollinger resigned.

    Interim president

    Business Dean B. Joseph White was named interim president on Oct. 19, 2001, after Lee C. Bollinger resigned. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 12-18.

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  3. October 12, 2020 On Oct. 17, 1918, President Harry B. Hutchins issued a campuswide order to wear face masks to combat the influenza pandemic.

    Mask mandate

    On Oct. 17, 1918, President Harry B. Hutchins issued a campuswide order to wear face masks to combat the influenza pandemic. Read about other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 12-18.

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  4. October 5, 2020 On Oct. 5, 1978, Hazel "Doc" Losh, one of U-M's most popular professors, died at age 80. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 5-11.

    Popular professor

    On Oct. 5, 1978, Hazel “Doc” Losh, one of U-M’s most popular professors, died at age 80. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 5-11.

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  5. September 28, 2020 On Sept. 29, 1817, Native American tribes ceded land to the new "college at Detroit," or the University of Michigania, as part of the Treaty of Fort Meigs.

    Land for ‘college at Detroit’

    On Sept. 29, 1817, Native American tribes ceded land to the new “college at Detroit,” or the University of Michigania, as part of the Treaty of Fort Meigs. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4.

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  6. September 21, 2020 On Sept. 22, 1954, the Board of Regents opened its meeting to the media for the first time.

    Open meeting

    On Sept. 22, 1954, the Board of Regents opened its meeting to the media for the first time. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 21-27.

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  7. September 14, 2020 On Sept. 17, 1936, carillon bells for the new Burton Memorial Tower arrived on campus.

    Bells for Burton

    On Sept. 17, 1936, carillon bells for the new Burton Memorial Tower arrived on campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 14-20.

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  8. September 8, 2020 On Sept. 12, 1974, Dolores Huerta, a United Farm Workers leader, rallied a Diag crowd to boycott non-UFW produce.

    Farm workers rally

    On Sept. 12, 1974, Dolores Huerta, a United Farm Workers leader, rallied a Diag crowd to boycott non-UFW produce. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 8-13.

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  9. August 31, 2020 On Sept. 5, 1979, the Law School's underground library was a work in progress.

    Work in progress

    On Sept. 5, 1979, the Law School’s underground library was a work in progress. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 7.

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  10. August 10, 2020 On Aug. 26, 1817, the University of Michigania was founded in Detroit. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of Aug. 10-31.

    Michigania founded

    On Aug. 26, 1817, the University of Michigania was founded in Detroit. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of Aug. 10-31.

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