July 31, 2021

This Week in U-M History

  1. July 19, 2021 Apollo 15 carried a U-M crew when it flew to the moon July 26, 1971, with Col. David R. Scott, Maj. Alfred Worden and Col. James Irwin. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of July 19-Aug. 8.

    Blue moon

    Apollo 15 carried a U-M crew when it flew to the moon July 26, 1971, with Col. David R. Scott, Maj. Alfred Worden and Col. James Irwin. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of July 19-Aug. 8.

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  2. June 21, 2021 The Supreme Court of the United States upheld U-M's right to consider race in admissions decisions in a June 23, 2003, ruling. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 21-July 18.

    High court’s decision

    The Supreme Court of the United States upheld U-M’s right to consider race in admissions decisions in a June 23, 2003, ruling. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 21-July 18.

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  3. June 7, 2021 The university celebrated its centennial in Ann Arbor with a June 14, 1937, community dinner at the Intramural Building.

    Centennial celebration

    The university celebrated its centennial in Ann Arbor with a June 14, 1937, community dinner at the Intramural Building. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 7-20.

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  4. May 24, 2021 On May 26, 1935, nursing graduates gathered outside of the Michigan League. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of May 17-June 6.

    Future nurses

    On May 26, 1935, nursing graduates gathered outside of the Michigan League. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of May 17-June 6.

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  5. May 3, 2021 Rain couldn't dampen the May 3, 1997, celebration of graduates at commencement in Michigan Stadium. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of May 3-9.

    Rain, rain, go away

    Rain couldn’t dampen the May 3, 1997, celebration of graduates at commencement in Michigan Stadium. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of May 3-9.

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  6. April 26, 2021 On April 30, 1927, students showed off their roller-skating skills. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 26-May 2.

    Rolling out

    On April 30, 1927, students showed off their roller-skating skills. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 26-May 2.

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  7. April 19, 2021 Batches of the newly approved polio vaccine arrived in Washtenaw County on April 19, 1955. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 19-25.

    Polio vaccines arrive

    Batches of the newly approved polio vaccine arrived in Washtenaw County on April 19, 1955. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 19-25.

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  8. April 12, 2021 Ground was broken April 17, 1969, for the new Power Center for the Performing Arts. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 12-18.

    Power groundbreaking

    Ground was broken April 17, 1969, for the new Power Center for the Performing Arts. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 12-18.

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  9. April 5, 2021 The Festifools parade made its way through downtown Ann Arbor on April 11, 2010. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 5-11.

    Festifools parade

    The Festifools parade made its way through downtown Ann Arbor on April 11, 2010. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 5-11.

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  10. March 29, 2021 On April 1, 2008, the Cube took on a look similar to that of a Rubik's Cube. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 29-April 3.

    Rubik’s for the Cube

    On April 1, 2008, the Cube in Regents Plaza took on a look similar to that of a Rubik’s Cube. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 29-April 4.

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