April 10, 2021

This Week in U-M History

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. March 22, 2021 On March 23, 1956, three days into spring, 7 inches of snow blanketed campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 22-28.

    Springtime snow

    On March 23, 1956, three days into spring, 7 inches of snow blanketed campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 22-28.

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  4. March 15, 2021 On March 16, 2021, workers installed a section of a 310-ton magnet core for a new cyclotron on North Campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 15-21.

    Mega magnet core

    On March 16, 1961, workers installed a section of a 310-ton magnet core for a new cyclotron on North Campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 15-21.

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  5. March 8, 2021 On March 13, 1957, a high temperature of 70 degrees sent students to the Diag for outdoor studying. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 8-14.

    Outdoor studying

    On March 13, 1957, a high temperature of 70 degrees sent students to the Diag for outdoor studying. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 8-14.

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  6. March 1, 2021 On March 1, 1943, students worked out as part of mandatory wartime physical education classes. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 1-7.

    Mandatory movement

    On March 1, 1943, students worked out as part of mandatory wartime physical education classes. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 1-7.

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  7. February 22, 2021 On Feb. 23, 1938, residents of Martha Cook showed their creativity with snow sculpting.

    An icy embrace

    On Feb. 23, 1938, residents of the Martha Cook building showed their creativity with snow sculpting. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 22-28.

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  8. February 15, 2021 On Feb. 18, 1962, Arthur Fiedler led the Boston Pops Tour Orchestra through an evening of music at Hill Auditorium. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 8-14.

    Hill Auditorium Pops

    On Feb. 18, 1962, Arthur Fiedler led the Boston Pops Tour Orchestra through an evening of music at Hill Auditorium. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 15-21.

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  9. February 8, 2021 On Feb. 12, 1867, students adopted "azure blue and maize" as the university's official colors. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 8-14.

    Maize and blue is born

    On Feb. 12, 1867, students adopted “azure blue and maize” as the university’s official colors. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 8-14.

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  10. February 1, 2021 The Portage Lake Observatory telescope at Peach Mountain went into operation Feb. 2, 1950. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 1-7.

    An eye for the sky

    The Portage Lake Observatory telescope at Peach Mountain went into operation Feb. 2, 1950. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 1-7.

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