January 28, 2020

This Week in U-M History

  1. October 14, 2019 Image of War Manpower Mobilization Corps at U-M in 1942

    Mobilizing ‘Minutemen’

    On Oct. 15, 1942, students volunteered for the War Manpower Mobilization Corps, the “Minutemen of the Campus.” Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 14-20.

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  2. October 7, 2019 Photo of Michigan Stadium electronic scoreboard that debuted in 1930

    First electronic scoreboard

    The Oct. 11, 1930, football game at Michigan Stadium featured a new electronic scoreboard, a first in the nation. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 7-13.

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  3. September 30, 2019

    North Campus wave

    Maya Lin’s “The Wave Field” sculpture was dedicated Oct. 6, 1995, on North Campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6.

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  4. September 23, 2019 Photo of U-M in 1841 when collegiate-level classes first started

    First collegiate-level classes

    The first collegiate-level classes began Sept. 25, 1841, in Ann Arbor, with six students enrolled. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 23-29.

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  5. September 16, 2019 Photo of the University Library's card catalog system in 1988

    Library debuts system

    The University Library’s $2.6 million card catalog system, MIRLYN, went online Sept. 20, 1988. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 16-22.

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  6. September 9, 2019

    Remembering 9/11

    Hundreds gathered on the Diag Sept. 11, 2011, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 9-15.

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  7. September 3, 2019 Photo of Nickels Arcade

    Building Nickels Arcade

    Nickels Arcade was a work in progress on Sept. 2, 1915. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 2-8.

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  8. August 12, 2019

    Happy birthday, U-M

    The University of Michigania, which later became the University of Michigan, was founded in Detroit on Aug. 26, 1817. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of Aug. 12-Sept. 2.

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  9. July 29, 2019

    First female EO

    Barbara Newell became the university’s first female executive officer Aug. 1, 1968, as interim vice president for student affairs. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of July 29-Aug. 11.

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  10. July 15, 2019

    National Medal of Science winner

    President George W. Bush presented the National Medal of Science to Hyman Bass, professor of mathematics and education, on July 27, 2007. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of July 15-28. 

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