June 18, 2021

This Week in U-M History

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. January 25, 2021 On Jan. 25, 1990, then-U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., spoke to law students about Supreme Court appointments. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 25-31.

    Biden on campus

    On Jan. 25, 1990, then-U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., spoke to law students about Supreme Court appointments. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 25-31.

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  8. January 18, 2021 Sesquicentennial celebration

    Sesquicentennial celebration

    On Jan. 20, 1967, the university kicked off its yearlong sesquicentennial celebration with a luncheon, speeches and historic photos. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 18-24.

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  9. January 11, 2021 A Jan. 11, 1939, power outage at the Michigan Union left faculty members playing cards by candlelight. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 11-17.

    Cards by candlelight

    A Jan. 11, 1939, power outage at the Michigan Union left faculty members playing cards by candlelight. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 11-17.

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  10. December 7, 2020 On Dec. 11, 1972, students locked lips at South Quad for the second annual "kissing contest." Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Dec. 7-13.

    ‘Kissing contest’

    On Dec. 11, 1972, students locked lips at South Quad for the second annual “kissing contest.” Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Dec. 7-13.

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