September 16, 2019

This Week in U-M History

  1. April 29, 2019

    Gould’s debut

    Pianist Glenn Gould made his University Musical Society debut on May 4, 1958, at the May Festival. Read about some of other the things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 29-May 5.

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  2. April 22, 2019

    Diag grads

    With Michigan Stadium closed for renovations, 30,000 people gathered on the Diag April 26, 2008, for Spring Commencement. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 22-28.

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  3. April 15, 2019

    Origins of UM-Flint

    Regents voted April 17, 1964, to expand Flint College to a four-year undergraduate institution that would become UM-Flint. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 15-21.

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  4. April 8, 2019

    The Salk vaccine

    With the words, “It is safe, effective and potent,” Thomas Francis Jr. announced the efficacy of the Salk polio vaccine on April 12, 1955. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 8-13.

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  5. April 1, 2019

    National milestone

    Carol Hutchins became the winningest softball coach in NCAA history when the Wolverines defeated Indiana on April 2, 2016. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 1-7.

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  6. March 25, 2019

    Michigan League construction

    The cornerstone of the Michigan League was set in place on March 29, 1928. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 25-31.

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  7. March 18, 2019

    U-M in Ann Arbor

    On March 18, 1837, the Michigan Legislature voted to establish the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 18-24.

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  8. March 11, 2019

    Aiding the environment

    The Teach-in on the Environment, the precursor to what would become Earth Day, drew more than 13,000 people to Crisler Arena on March 11, 1970. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 11-17.

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  9. February 25, 2019

    Prince at U-M

    Fourteen thousand fans filled Crisler Arena on Feb. 27, 1983, to watch Prince perform. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 25-March 3.

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  10. February 18, 2019

    War effort

    Students worked at the Michigan League on Feb. 23, 1943, as part of a wartime project to roll bandages for soldiers wounded in World War II. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 18-24.

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