September 28, 2020

This Week in U-M History

  1. May 4, 2020 On May 19, 1972, students dug bomb craters on campus to protest the Vietnam War. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 4-25.

    Vietnam War protest

    On May 19, 1972, students dug bomb craters on campus to protest the Vietnam War. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 4-25.

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  2. April 27, 2020 Speakers from various facets of public life have delivered commencement addresses to U-M graduates during the week of April 27-May 3 throughout the university’s history.

    Commencement speakers

    Speakers from various facets of public life have delivered commencement addresses to U-M graduates during the week of April 27-May 3 throughout the university’s history.

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  3. April 20, 2020 On April 22, 1988, Mary Fischbach became the first U-M woman to win NCAA titles in the pool with diving victories.

    Diving to victory

    On April 22, 1988, Mary Fischbach became the first U-M woman to win NCAA titles in the pool with diving victories. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 20-26.

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  4. April 13, 2020 Photo of honoring FDR

    Honoring FDR

    On April 15, 1945, army units on campus paid tribute to President Franklin D. Roosevelt following his death. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 13-19.

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  5. April 6, 2020 Massive field trials conducted by U-M led to the April 12, 1955, announcement that a polio vaccine was safe and effective.

    Polio vaccine

    Massive field trials conducted by U-M led to the April 12, 1955, announcement that a polio vaccine was safe and effective. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 6-12.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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