April 02, 2020

This Week in U-M History

  1. March 30, 2020 The Cube featured an April Fool's Day look on April 1, 2008.

    April Fool’s

    The Cube featured an April Fool’s Day look on April 1, 2008. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 30-April 5.

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  2. March 23, 2020 On March 28, 1924, a photographer captured construction progress at the Law Quad.

    Law Quad progress

    On March 28, 1924, a photographer captured construction progress at the Law Quad. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 23-29.

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  3. March 16, 2020 Students picked Herbert Hoover over Franklin D. Roosevelt in a March 16, 1932, presidential poll.

    Hoover over FDR

    Students picked Herbert Hoover over Franklin D. Roosevelt in a March 16, 1932, presidential poll. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 16-22.

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  4. March 9, 2020 Photo of Horace Crane

    Medal of Science

    Physics professor Horace R. Crane received the National Medal of Science from President Ronald Reagan on March 12, 1986. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 9-13.

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  5. February 24, 2020 On Feb. 25, 1965, a record snowfall crippled the area.

    Big, bad blizzard

    On Feb. 25, 1965, a record snowfall crippled the area. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 24-March 1.

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  6. February 17, 2020 On Feb. 18, 1975, African-American students met with President Robben Fleming to demand increased black enrollment.

    Taking a stand

    On Feb. 18, 1975, African-American students met with President Robben Fleming to demand increased black enrollment. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 17-23.

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  7. February 10, 2020 On Feb. 12, 1983, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks spoke of her early days with the NAACP during a civil rights forum at U-M.

    Civil rights pioneer

    On Feb. 12, 1983, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks spoke of her early days with the NAACP during a civil rights forum at U-M. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 10-16.

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  8. February 3, 2020 Former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald R. Ford spoke at a Feb. 9, 1983, domestic policy seminar at the Ford Presidential Library.

    Presidents on policy

    Former U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald R. Ford spoke at a Feb. 9, 1983, domestic policy seminar at the Ford Presidential Library. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 3-9.

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  9. January 27, 2020 On Jan. 27, 1967, U-M alumnus and Apollo 1 astronaut Edward H. White was one of three astronauts killed in a launch pad fire.

    A tragic loss

    On Jan. 27, 1967, U-M alumnus and Apollo 1 astronaut Edward H. White was one of three astronauts killed in a launch pad fire. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 27 and Feb. 2.

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  10. January 20, 2020 On Jan. 21, 1931, students staged the comedy "Rebound" at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

    On the ‘Rebound’

    On Jan. 21, 1931, students staged the comedy “Rebound” at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 20-26.

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